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2017’s Burger Trends, As Seen in 2016

2017’s Burger Trends, As Seen in 2016

Guessing the upcoming year’s trends is an odd game. We usually get either the ridiculous (one seer expects we’ll all be eating chocolate cake for breakfast) or the obvious (watch for sriracha to be big). But trends don’t magically rev up on January 1, of course. They’re getting going now. So this list isn’t a […]

Wendy’s Joining Sriracha Party

Wendy’s Joining Sriracha Party

Wendy’s is not going to be left behind by the sriracha bandwagon. ChewBoom reports that Wendy’s is rolling out the Spicy Sriracha Chicken Sandwich that it has tested throughout the year. There’s been no official announcement, but the sandwich (shown below) is included on Wendy’s website, where the 670-calorie creation is described as “our iconic […]

Tater Tots Triumph at Burger Bars

Tater Tots Triumph at Burger Bars

Tater tots have been around for more than 60 years, spending much of that time on school-lunch trays. It’s estimated that Americans eat 70 million pounds of the little darlin’s annually. And, like mac ‘n cheese, tots have moved from cafeterias to restaurants, and from sides to mains. This is especially true at burger joints, […]

Boston Burger Co. Taking on Blue Apron

Boston Burger Co. Taking on Blue Apron

Boston Burger Company has seen the future. And it’s going there. The three-unit (Boston, Cambridge and Somerville, Mass.) full-service burger concept has launched BurgaBox, a burger version of food-kit delivery services. As with Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, Amazon Fresh, Plated, Chef’d, Munchery and other services, BurgaBox delivers raw ingredients and instructions for creating a multi-item […]

2017 Trendspotting: Rethinking Fast-Cas

2017 Trendspotting: Rethinking Fast-Cas

It is not the Christmas season yet despite Burger King in Germany having introduced the Rösti Santa and Angus Claus holiday burgers already. And it’s not the end of 2016, but Michael Whiteman of New York City hospitality consultancy Baum & Whiteman has released his 13 trend forecasts for 2017. A few highlights: He sees […]

Burger Chains Keeping Prices in Check

Burger Chains Keeping Prices in Check

Burger King may have raised some eyebrows with the steep $5.99 price for the Bacon King burger it introduced yesterday. Is this a sign of escalating burger prices? Actually, it really isn’t. Although $5.99 is a premium price, it’s not Burger King’s highest. The record was last year’s A.1. Hearty Mozzarella Cheeseburger which went off […]

Trending: On Beyond Burgers

Trending: On Beyond Burgers

What’s new on burger menus? The number of interesting items that aren’t burgers. Ten years ago it would have been heresy to suggest that what a burger bar needed was more non-burger winners. Now it’s better understood that burger alternatives and burger complements can save a burger menu from becoming one-note tunes. With that in […]

Jack’s Brewhouse Burger Joins Beer Trend

Jack’s Brewhouse Burger Joins Beer Trend

Jack in the Box today introduces its latest upscale burger LTO, called Jack’s Brewhouse Bacon Burger (below). The name alludes to a Porter Ale cheese sauce that partners with its signature 1/4-lb. beef patty, grilled onions, bacon tomato, lettuce and “creamy pub sauce” on a toasted potato bun. This burger & brew blend closely follows […]

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