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The Most Intriguing Octoberfest Burgers

The Most Intriguing Octoberfest Burgers

Next week I’ll round up the Burger of the Month specials for October, and it’s a safe bet that many will be Octoberfest themed. But some burger bars and chains aren’t waiting for October to begin: Their Octoberfest burgers already are on the menu. Here’s a look at some of the most intriguing. Hops Burger […]

BK Aids Literacy; Red Robin’s New Brew

BK Aids Literacy; Red Robin’s New Brew

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FXISG-GRUKP WVIPPSK. That’s what a menu board may as well say for the 20% of the world’s population that can’t read. In observance of World Literacy Month and to raise awareness, The Burger King McLamore Foundation (named for chain founder James McLamore) has created a campaign to show how crippling illiteracy can be. For a […]

Winning Olympics-Themed Burgers

Winning Olympics-Themed Burgers

The impending opening of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday hasn’t generated much excitement in the burger community. Unlike with World Cup or other events, there hasn’t yet been a torrent of tie-in burgers. The best I’ve seen so far doesn’t come from global Olympics sponsor McDonald’s but from Bounce […]

A Modest Proposal for All Day Breakfast

A Modest Proposal for All Day Breakfast

The launch of All Day Breakfast (ADB) gave McDonal’s Corp. a 5.7% boost in same-store sales during 2015’s final quarter, and 2016’s Q1 was still strong with a 5.4% same-store jump. But as the company prepares to announces Q2 earnings tomorrow (July 26) The Street already is fretting that the bloom is off the ADB […]

Cowen Sees ‘Arms Race to the Bottom’

Cowen Sees ‘Arms Race to the Bottom’

Quick-service restaurants’ continuing focus on aggressive discounting is an “unhealthy industry dynamic” that could bring future problems, according to a late-June report from financial-services firm Cowen and Company. Cowen analyzed Facebook posts from January 2015 through May 2016 for eight top QSRs: McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Sonic, Jack in the Box, Subway, Taco Bell and […]

McDonald’s, Coke, CBS Do Karaoke Promo

McDonald’s, Coke, CBS Do Karaoke Promo

I don’t stay up to watch CBS’s “The Late Late Show with James Corden” but I do get a kick out of watching his “Carpool Karaoke” videos. Corden and a pop star ride around Los Angeles in his car singing the guest’s hits (to which he amazingly has learned all the lyrics). He gets his […]

Exclusive: National/Local McPick 2 Coming

Exclusive: National/Local McPick 2 Coming

McDonald’s next week will revamp its McPick 2 value platform with a mix of national and local offers, BurgerBusiness.com has learned. The national portion of the new McPick 2 for $5 promotion launching May 24 gives consumers their choice from among three core McDonald’s items: the Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish and 10-piece Chicken McNuggets. One new […]

The Works Believes in Bacon

The Works Believes in Bacon

Does anyone believe in bacon more strongly than The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro? LA’s The Oinkster, maybe, but few others. For the third time, Oakville, Ont.-based The Works has mounted a “Baconism” menu promotion, this time titled “Believe in Baconism,” and the burger specials are impressive as always. One of this year’s new burgers is […]

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