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Monday Meeting: Secret Sauce, Arnold, Etc.

Monday Meeting: Secret Sauce, Arnold, Etc.

You never know when Burger King’s mascot may show up at a sporting event or when a new item might silently materialize onto its menu. There’s a new dipping sauce for Burger King’s Chicken Fries on its menu beginning today. The flavor is a blend of honey, mustard and BBQ. It’s not a “secret menu” […]

It’s The Oinkster’s 5th Annual Burger Week

Burgers endure because burgers are just plain fun. And who has more pure, kid-again, play-with-your-food fun with burgers than the folks at The Oinkster in Los Angeles? Its 5th annual Burger Week celebration kicks off on Monday, June 1, and continues through Sunday, June 7, and once again it’s loaded with good food and fun. […]

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers

Burger creativity accelerates in spring. If you doubt that, take a look at the BurgerBusiness.com New Menu Item Archive and see how many new burger ideas have come on since the March doldrums. Below are a few of the more notable builds spotted on menus in the past week. There are many more. And if […]

Victory for Veggie Burgers

Victory for Veggie Burgers

Meatless burgers used to be menu negatives, offered to avoid the dreaded “veto vote” from a dining group’s  non-meat eaters. But meatless burgers now have become menu positives, present because more than just vegetarians order them. “We’re carnivores at heart but people are becoming more plant-forward, especially in the last two years,” says Euripedes Pelekanos, […]

BOTM: Chorizo is the New Angus

BOTM: Chorizo is the New Angus

Looking over burger joints’ Burger of the Month specials for May, it’s clear that chorizo now has become an American burger-build staple. Quietly, chorizo—primarily the crumbly, Mexican style—has become a popular burger patty mix-in choice as well as a topping. Chains promoted their use of Angus beef as a specialty a few years ago until […]

National Burger Month Highlights

National Burger Month Highlights

Every month is burger month on this site, so I don’t really do many “May is National Burger Month” festivities. However, a few chains and restaurants do put together events for the month that merit a nod. These aren’t the May Burger of the Month specials, though: That roundup will be on the site next […]

McDonald’s Tests Smaller TasteCrafted Platform

McDonald’s Tests Smaller TasteCrafted Platform

McDonald’s Corp. already is testing a smaller, cheaper and more drive-thru-friendly version of the Create Your Taste customization platform that has been touted as central to its drive to become what CEO Steve Easterbrook calls “a modern progressive burger company.” Testing in the Central Coast of California co-op (north of Los Angeles, from Santa Barbara […]

Red Robin Does Goat Cheese on Chicken Burger

Red Robin Does Goat Cheese on Chicken Burger

[Correction: A Reader correctly points out that Red Robin did have goat cheese crumbles on its LTO Big Sky burger, featured last year.] Red Robin Gourmet Burgers’ new sandwich is a first second. I think the Spring Chicken Burger available this week is the first second burger from a major U.S. burger chain to use […]