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The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 4/29

Roam Artisan Burgers

Spring brings out the best in burger chefs, as evidenced by this week’s collection of notables. Green Street Local, which just opened earlier this month, gives a fresh spin to a brunch burger. Roam in San Francisco goes heavy on green herbs. And Chef April Bloomfield’s Ramp Burger at Salvation

Burger of the Month Specials: April ’16

Burger of the Month Specials: April ’16 I’m not certain March went out like a lion (does the Angriest Whopper count?), but April definitely has come in like a lamb (burger). They’re everywhere on this month’s list of 60+ specials, and they look…

Fast Casual Continues Growth Leadership

Fast Casual Continues Growth Leadership Fast-casual restaurants represent just 7% of QSR visits. The segment’s 19,043 units account for less than .03% of the total U.S. restaurants (629,488). But fast-casual chain restaurants account for more than their share of growth. According…

WesBurger: From Pop-Up to Prime Site

WesBurger: From Pop-Up to Prime Site For two years, Wes Rowe has been serving burgers at WesBurger, a pop-up open every Wednesday in San Francisco’s Mojo Bicycle Cafe. But in less than two months, Rowe will move from pop-up to bricks-and-mortar with…

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 4/8

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 4/8 It has been a quiet week in chain-restaurant menu development, to paraphrase Garrison Keillor. But thank goodness we have the indies, where something new and intriguing continually makes itself known. That includes the wild Champions Alley…

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…

McDonald’s Does Organic Burger in Germany

McB. Mit der Einführung des "McB." bietet McDonald's Deutschland seinen Gästen eine neue Qualitätsstufe / Weiterer Text über ots und / Die Verwendung dieses Bildes ist für redaktionelle Zwecke honorarfrei. Veröffentlichung bitte unter Quellenangabe: "obs/McDonald's Deutschland"

McDonald’s first 100% organic-beef burger goes on sale next week when the “McB” joins the chain’s menu in Germany. Beginning Oct. 1, 2015, the “McB” (below) will be available in the approximately 1,500 McDonald’s in Germany. In addition to the organic beef patty, the burger has Lollo Bionda lettuce, tomatoes,

Johnny Rockets Opens Millennials Concept


Johnny Rockets is an organization full of new-concept ideas. Its latest is Johnny’s Burger Factory, the company’s first fast-casual concept, which opens Saturday (9/26) in Walden Galleria mall in Buffalo, N.Y. This is an idea developed with one consumer category in mind. “Every detail about the development of Johnny’s Burger

Restaurant Ad Spending Drops 10.4%

Turkey Cobb Burger

Restaurant ad spending nosedived in Q2 despite several major marketing pushes from high-flying chains. Over the April-May-June period, restaurants spent $1.546 billion on measured-media advertising, according to Kantar Media. That’s not insignificant, but it is a surprising 10.4% below the $1.724 billion that restaurants spent during 2014’s Q2. Overall U.S.

Fall Menus: Burgers, Brats and Schnitzel

ShakeShack_Bacon Cheddar Brat Burger_Feat

October still is a week out but fall fest menus are rolling out already, including Shake Shack’s 10th annual Shacktoberfest, which runs Friday (9/25) through October 4, The limited-time menu (at all U.S. locations) is a bratfest: Bacon Cheddar Brat Burger (shown at r.): Burger topped with a flat-top-griddled Schaller

McDonald’s Taking Reservations in Sweden


McDonald’s in Sweden is inviting diners to book a table as it continues efforts to move perceptions of its brand more upscale in Europe. The chain today (Sept. 22, 2015) will introduce its latest limited-time specialty burger in Sweden, the 150 g (5.3 oz.) Maestro Classic. Sophisticated but simple, the

McDonald’s, UN Lead Hunger Campaign


A global initiative proposed by McDonald’s to provide food assistance to Middle East migrants and other displaced people is being launched by the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) food-assistance wing today as the International Day of Peace is observed. Burger King, which will give away 1,500 burgers from an

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 9/18

Shake Shack Atlanta

Simple sells. Creative toppings are burgers dominant language now, and several of the most interesting burger builds of the past week speak that language fluently. But I recall Euripides Pelekanos, CEO of the Bareburger chain, telling this site earlier this year that “a lot of people want it simple–maybe a