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Bacon Jam Spreads as Hot Burger Topping

Bacon Jam Spreads as Hot Burger Topping

The third-pound Dayzed & Confused is among the signature burgers at Jax Burgers and Brews, which opened earlier this year in Lexington, Ky. It stands out not only because Donut Days Bakery glazed donuts serve as buns for it but also because the beef patty is smothered in Brie cheese and the condiment that quickly […]

McDonald’s Testing Fry-Toppings Menu

McDonald’s Testing Fry-Toppings Menu

McDonald’s has made no secret that it is trying new ideas with its “core” menu items. It’s testing three sizes of the Big Mac. It’s trying out fresh ground beef for its Quarter Pounder with Cheese. But what about those “World Famous French Fries”? Here, McDonald’s is trying flavored Gilroy Garlic Fries in San Francisco, […]

Potato Chips Trending as Burger Topping

Potato Chips Trending as Burger Topping

In the burger world, oddities can quickly become standards. So when Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s did their Most American Thickburger topped with potato chips (and a split hot dog), it was out of the ordinary. But in a social-media second, potato chips began showing up on top of burgers. It’s an extension of the larger […]

What’s Hot on UK Menus? Mac ’n Cheese

What’s Hot on UK Menus? Mac ’n Cheese

In 2014, the trendy food in the UK was hot dogs; last year the mother country was all over barbecue, specifically brisket burnt ends. So what’s hot now? Mac ‘n cheese. Its an old favorite but its appearance on UK menus has grown by 550% since 2010, according to the Menu Trends survey, conducted biannually […]

Chicken Gets Burger-Style Extravagance

Chicken Gets Burger-Style Extravagance

Chicken sandwiches finally are being let into the burger bar “club.” That acceptance is shown in chicken beginning to get the extravagant builds that previously was reserved for beef burgers. Certainly, chicken sandwiches (chicken breasts, as opposed to ground-chicken burgers) have been on burger bar menus for years. Researcher Mintel says 2010 was the tipping […]

Is ‘Nduja the Next Big Burger Trend?

Is ‘Nduja the Next Big Burger Trend?

Burger makers have tried so many different patty blends—combinations of beef, bacon, pork, chorizo, sausage, bison, even Spam—that it’s possible to question whether the options have been exhausted. But they haven’t. A few intrepid kitchen magicians already are working with what may be the next on-trend burger ingredient: ‘Nduja. ‘Nduja (sometimes spelled N’duja; pronounced “en-doo-ya”) […]

Is Flavor Infusion the Next Bun Thing?

Is Flavor Infusion the Next Bun Thing?

Pizza chains try to outdo each with flavored pizza crusts and burgers could be in for a similar competition, this one involving flavored burger buns. Wayback Burgers’ latest LTO (available through year-end) is the Crispy Chicken Sriracha Sandwich that boasts chicken tenders topped with a creamy Sriracha sauce, sriracha grilled onions, pepper-Jack cheese, lettuce and […]

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