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Smaller Chains Drive Burger-Category Growth

If it seems like there are more and more burger restaurants every week, don’t blame the Big Three chains. Small chains (and independents) are driving the burger category’s growth. For example, while there were 13,918 McDonald’s restaurants open in the U.S. at the end of 2008, that was a net increase of only 0.4% from […]

McDonald’s, BK Continue as Consumers’ Top Choices

McDonald’s and Burger King again first and second in a survey of consumers’ most-preferred quick-service restaurant chains conducted by New York City-based Experian Consumer Research. Subway and Taco Bell moved up to the Nos. 3 and 4 spots, respectively, as Wendy’s dropped to No. 5 from the third spot last year. Pizza Hut, Arby’s, Other […]