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Red Robin Fashions Trendy Fall Lineup

Red Robin Fashions Trendy Fall Lineup

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers again adds a seasonal burger for fall, but this year it also taps into two hot menu trends: topping burgers with hot dogs or sausage, and dressing up fries into entrée-size creations. Through Nov. 1, Red Robin puts a new item in its premium-price Finest burger lineup: the ÜberBurger. Carrying a […]

Jack Shifting From LTOs to Core Menu

Jack Shifting From LTOs to Core Menu

The headline Jack in the Box Chairman-CEO Lenny Comma offered during Thursday’s Q3 earnings call was insightful but too long to use: “So the headline is, ‘LTOs drove [Jack’s] success in the past; in the future, core menu items should drive sales with LTOs as the gravy.’” Jack’s Q3 numbers were impressive: a 5.5% jump […]

McDonald’s Expands UK Table Service Test

McDonald’s Expands UK Table Service Test

McDonald’s is offering table service in one Manchester restaurant, will offer it soon in 11 more restaurants and could roll it out across its 1,250 UK locations if the service style is well received, The Guardian reports. “We have listened to customer feedback and to meet their evolving expectations we are significantly investing in our […]

Roy Rogers Takes a Customization Break

Roy Rogers Takes a Customization Break

While other burger chains scramble to expand customization, Roy Rogers has been there and done that for more than 40 years so it occasionally moves in the other direction. The 50-store Mid-Atlantic chain is reviving its Tumbleweed Burger as a limited-time special that doesn’t need a stop at Roy’s iconic Fixin’s Bar, where diners have […]

McDonald’s Takes Shaker Idea to McNuggets

It took a while for the light to come on, but in its Northern Nevada locations McDonald’s is testing its Shakin’ Flavor idea with its iconic Chicken McNuggets as well as with its fries. The idea of putting fries in a bag and supplying one of several flavorings to shake on dates back to 2005 […]

The Inevitable ’50 Shades of Meat’ Burger

Are we losing our burger mojo? America used to be on the cutting edge of novelty burgers, yet here comes a second UK burger playing off the awful “Fifty Shades of Grey” buzz. The Custom House in Barnstaple, North Devon, last month offered up the “15 Shades of Bacon” burger. The £15 ($23) tab got […]

Burger King Spices Up as Fish Gets Current

Burger King next week will introduce a spiced-up version of its core fish sandwich, making it just the latest burger chain to gussie up their fish dish for Lent, which spans Feb. 18 to April 4 this year. Many QSRs have changed menu-marketing strategies to focus on core menu items rather than just on flashy […]

McDonald’s Taking Japan to Hawaii

What do you do when same-store sales plunge 38.6% in a month? You cue the Don Ho music and go to Hawaii. McDonald’s Holding Co. (Japan) Ltd. is having a tough time. This week it reported a net $186 million loss for 2014, its first loss in 11 years, the result of revelations in July […]

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