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McDonald’s Testing ‘Burger Bar’ Idea

McDonald’s Testing ‘Burger Bar’ Idea

McDonald’s latest new-concept store is the “Burger Bar” branded store that it opened last month in Perth, Australia. Although a corporate announcement calls the store “the next evolution of McDonald’s Create Your Taste (CYT) concept,” the Burger Bar doesn’t change the basic CYT burger customization platform that’s available in 750 Australian McDonald’s. What it does […]

McDonald’s Tries ‘Signature’ Burgers in UK

McDonald’s Tries ‘Signature’ Burgers in UK

McDonald’s has introduced “The Signature Collection” in the UK, a trio of high-end burgers on brioche buns. The chain says the burgers were created by its Food Development Director Duncan Cruttenden and “a team of chefs with a wide range of experience from Michelin starred restaurants to cooking for international royalty.” The burgers will be […]

What’s Testing at McDonald’s The Corner?

What’s Testing at McDonald’s The Corner?

McDonald’s says The Corner café that it opened in Australia last December is proving to be a successful incubator for new menu items but the company doesn’t intend to open another location. The concept’s new menu, launched October 22, moves even farther away from burgers and fries, which means some interesting food items could work […]

McDonald’s ‘Chef Crafted Flavors’: BK’s Black Burger

McDonald’s ‘Chef Crafted Flavors’: BK’s Black Burger

Now that the all-day breakfast menu it has been testing is about to go national, McDonald’s San Diego County, Calif.,  co-op is testing three new customizable sandwiches. The initiative is labeled “Chef Crafted Flavors.” For each of the three, diners can choose the new Buttermilk Crispy Chicken patty, the Artisan Grilled chicken patty or a […]

McDonald’s Tests ‘Gourmet Breakfast’

McDonald’s Tests ‘Gourmet Breakfast’

Already testing all-day breakfast, McDonald’s Australia operation—which developed the Create Your Taste platform, McCafé and other ideas now in the U.S.—is testing an upscale “Gourmet Breakfast” menu in at least one market, BurgerBusiness.com has learned. All-day breakfast, launched July 2 in the Illawarra region south of Sydney and since spread to the Gold Coast region […]

McDonald’s Tries “Signature Burger”

McDonald’s Tries “Signature Burger”

McDonald’s is creating new menu items again. In selected markets the chain is trying out a “Signature Burger,” a new low-price entry that anchors what’s been rechristened the “Lovin’ Value Menu.” The Signature Burger doesn’t bring new ingredients to the McDonald’s pantry. It combines two regular burger patties with white Cheddar cheese, tomato, lettuce and […]

No Shortage of Breakfast Competition

No Shortage of Breakfast Competition

Despite the avian-flu-related egg shortage with which supermarkets and restaurants are dealing, McDonald’s is trying a new take on a core breakfast item. The 350-calorie Bacon & White Cheddar McMuffin is on menus in Chicago, priced at $2.99 alone or $3.50 with a small coffee. Radio ads support it. Lest anyone howl about the timing […]

McDonald’s Kale, Bag Tray & More

McDonald’s Kale, Bag Tray & More

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The McDonald’s kale rumor apparently is true. Janney analyst Mark Kalinowski reported in March that the chain was looking to add kale to its menu. Today he reported that McDonald’s will sell three new salad bowls with kale in Canada. Twitterer @McD_Truth provided the photo at right. The varieties are “I’m Greek-ing Out,” “Head Over […]

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