“Who?” was a common response last July when Consumer Reports declared that The Habit Burger Grill has America’s best-tasting burgers, topping In-N-Out, Five Guys, Smashburger and others. Considering the Irvine-Calif.-based chain barely had 100 units, almost all of them in California, the confusion was understandable. But the announcement “did incredible things for our business,” President-CEO […]
A&B Burgers opened in December 2013 in what seemed an ideal space: the 183-year-old Old Salem Jail in Salem, Mass. In May, just five months in, owners Tom Holland and Amy Butler changed it from counter service to full service. Then, last month, it announced it will pack up and move to neighboring Beverly, Mass., […]
A intellectual-property infringement complaint by London’s Honest Burgers chain against pop-up pizza purveyor Honest Crust has brought the burger chain an unexpectedly negative storm of social-media criticism from people casting it as a corporate bully.
Honest Burgers’ open letter; click to open larger version.
Many tweets have been like this from @Nickajking: “Seems like […]
On Sunday (March 1), Don Thompson officially steps down as president and CEO of McDonald’s Corp. after two-and-half years. Steve Easterbrook, previously corporate senior executive vice president and global chief brand officer, takes over and mercifully gets to shorten his title.
McDonald’s is leaking customers, not just dollars.
The 10-K annual report […]
In poker a “tell” is a facial expression or word that inadvertently betrays the power or deficiency of a player’s hand. It can happen in business, too, and Mike Andres, named last August to replace Jeff Stratton as president of McDonald’s USA, said something during last Friday’s Q4 earnings call that was, well, telling.
Shake Shack Inc. filed for an initial public stock offering on Monday. That caps an amazing run for a concept that began in 2001 as a hot dog cart in New York City’s Madison Square Park. The prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission lists the proposed maximum aggregate offering price as $100 million; […]
The Government of Canada on Thursday gave its approval of Burger King Worldwide’s application to acquire control of the Tim Hortons brand. However, like a parent reluctantly allowing a child to date, the government gave its approval contingent on Burger King’s agreement to a list of commitments. These reflected the government’s concern about an iconic […]
Burger King and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers reported Q3 sales today and the contrast between them was sharp. BK surprised Wall Street with its strongest performance in two years while Red Robin continued to battle back from the marketing mistakes it made earlier this year.
Burger King reported a 2.4% increase in global same-store sales, […]