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McDonald’s Testing Fry-Toppings Menu

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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

Burger of the Month Specials: May 2016

Burger of the Month Specials: May 2016 Welcome to National Burger Month. The world’s burger bars are certainly in a celebratory mood, as evidenced by the May Burger of the Month Specials on menus. As always, some amazing creativity is at play. I…

Deconstructing the All-American Burger

Deconstructing the All-American Burger The average American restaurant burger is a $10.50 pre-formed, 8-oz. ground-chuck patty with American cheese, tomato, bacon and ketchup served on a brioche bun with fries on the side. That’s the picture painted by ground-beef purveyor…

Hwy 55 Takes the Road to Expansion

Hwy 55 Takes the Road to Expansion Hwy 55 is 25 years old and on the move. Well-established in its home territory of North Carolina, the concept is expanding through the Southeast. Founder and president Kenney Moore just signed a master franchise agreement…

An Intriguing National Hamburger Day

An Intriguing National Hamburger Day National Hamburger Day is tomorrow, May 28, and while the mission of this site is to celebrate burgers every day, a tip of the hat is in order. There’s no simpler way to applaud the creativity…

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.…

McDonald’s Readies NFL-Themed Game

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McDonald’s will leverage its NFL sponsorship to promote core menu items when it launches its new Game Time Gold peel-and-win game on November 3. Game pieces will be included on packaging for McMuffin sandwiches (except Sausage McMuffins) or biscuit sandwiches (except Sausage Biscuits), hash browns, large fries, BigMac, Filet-O-Fish, medium

Burger King to Get Quick Boost in France

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Saying it is not interested in developing a third brand under its corporate umbrella, Restaurant Brands International (RBI) says it expects that the majority of the Quick burger chain its French franchisee has proposed to acquire will be converted to the Burger King brand. Burger King France, master franchise joint

A Scottish Giant & A Swiss Chef

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The best thing about the Mammoth Burger Challenge underway at Steak Cattle & Roll in Glasgow, Scotland, is that if you finish the burger that’s the size of your server’s head in 60 minutes or less, a free dessert is part of your reward. You’ll appreciate the delicious absurdity of

Chicken Shifts from Spicy to Homey

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“One day you’re in and the next day, you’re out.” Heidi Klum’s fashion dictum applies to chicken sandwiches as well, it seems. Spicy chicken that was all the rage? Pushed aside and replaced by new down-home, country-style chicken. Sliced jalapeňos have given way to sliced pickles; sriracha aïoli as been

McDonald’s Takes a Small Step Forward

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McDonald’s Q3 results, announced today, show solid global growth and a slight improvement for the U.S., where same-store sales were up 0.9%. Yes, a 2% pricing increase more than covers that gain, and it’s true that the U.S. was the only region to report negative growth in customers counts. And

BK’s UK Breakfast; The Anti-McD’s Bias

The Croissan'wich comes to Burger King UK.

Say goodbye to the Breakfast Hot Pot, that weird amalgam of scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns and cheese all stuffed into a highball glass that Burger King introduced in the UK in June. The chain has revamped and Americanized its UK breakfast menu and expanded availability across the region. The

Sonic Wins With ‘VLTOs’; Revamping Burgers

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Sonic Drive-Ins reported sales that vindicated its targeted daypart marketing strategy. At the same time, the company said it soon will make improvements in the menu category it has ignored for the past year: burgers. For its fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2015, Sonic reported a 7.3% increase in same-store