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Pub Burgers Are Trendy. So What Are They?

Pub Burgers Are Trendy. So What Are They?

The Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery chain’s menu offers what it calls an Old Time Pub Burger that it defines as being “no-nonsense.” Menu copy says the burger is “cooked your way and topped with pickles, mayo and mustard. That’s it. Simple and delicious.” This idea of a “pub burger” has gained popularity, perhaps because […]

2013 Burger Trend Forecast: The Year of the Bun

2013 Burger Trend Forecast: The Year of the Bun

Surprisingly, none of the food/restaurant prognosticators this year is forecasting the collapse of the better-burger bubble. Instead we read that people will abandon colas, that neck meat will be all the rage and that fast-casual concepts will all add drive-thru windows. Given such guesses, what the heck, here are BurgerBusiness.com’s predictions for 2013. Not surprisingly, […]

Peanut Butter Burgers Come Out of Their Shell

Peanut Butter Burgers Come Out of Their Shell

“It has been a huge hit for us. The brave don’t hesitate to give it a try but others are often urged by others who have tried it and loved it,” says Mike Meehan, co-owner (with Chris Dodge) of Fat Guy’s Burger Bar in Tulsa, Okla. “I would say that 90% of the people who […]

KFC Bites Back in Chicken-Snack War

KFC is fighting back against burger chains’ continuing encroachment into its chicken territory. This week the chicken-category leader introduces KFC Original Recipe Bites, an answer to McDonald’s addition of Chicken McBites in January (and the Spicy Chicken McBites currently being promoted) and a shot across the bow of burger chains, warning that it intends to […]

English Pub Burger Returns as Clubhouse Angus

McDonald’s is testing a new, toppings-heavy version of its third-pound Angus burger in San Diego. The test of the Clubhouse Angus was disclosed today by McDonald’s executives in a Manhattan meeting with Wall Street analysts and was reported first by Mark Kalinowski, restaurant analyst with Janney Montgomery Scott. Actually, the burger in test isn’t really […]

Steak ’n Shake Freeze Signals Industry Jitters


Operators already are expressing uneasiness about consumer confidence, spending and inflation in the year ahead. And it’s only Jan. 3. After a year in which most operators were forced to raise menu prices to balance rising food prices, Steak ‘n Shake today announced it has frozen its prices for 2012. It’s a 52-week-long promotion! The […]

NRA Serves Hot Food Trends for 2012

The National Restaurant Association released its “What’s Hot in 2012” survey, compiling the opinions of nearly 1,800 members of the American Culinary Federation about what the food trends will be. Buying locally and serving children responsibly are at the top for next year. View the complete list here. The top 15 overall are: 1. Locally […]

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