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What College Students Want From QSRs

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This fall, about 20.5 million students will be enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities, where they will encounter sophisticated and diverse campus foodservice options. Of course, that won’t keep them from occasionally visiting off-campus restaurants, where they’ll have strong expectations about taste, price and quality. A new study of college-student

Burger of the Month Specials: Aug ’16

Burger of the Month Specials: Aug ’16 High summer brings burger creativity and the August Burger of the Month Specials don’t disappoint. Here are more than 60 burger builds worth trying. But let me begin with a shout out I’ve been meaning to…

What College Students Want From QSRs

What College Students Want From QSRs This fall, about 20.5 million students will be enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities, where they will encounter sophisticated and diverse campus foodservice options. Of course, that won’t keep them from occasionally visiting off-campus restaurants, where…

Big Plans for Home of the Motherburger

Big Plans for Home of the Motherburger Recently, B&B Franchise Group in Boca Raton, Fla., operator of the seven-unit Burger & Beer Joint chain announced that CEO Bill Herman and private equity firm Larsen MacColl Partners had acquired control. Plans are in place…

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers, 8/5

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers, 8/5 This week’s roundup of distinctive burgers begins with a camel burger and ends with a mountain of meat between two buns, In between there’s a burger with broccolini, one with an Italian meatball, another with a…

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,…

Wendy’s Gives Dave’s Burgers Better Bun

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Dave Thomas was smart enough to know that a good idea is a good idea, no matter who else is embracing that idea. So Dave wouldn’t care that the chain he founded, Wendy’s, is announcing a burger revamp with a new bakery-style bun immediately after a competitor, Jack in the

Why Jack in the Box Changed its Burgers

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Last week, Jack in the Box announced it was revamping how 29 current menu items are dressed and adding a new burger, the Double Jack. BurgerBusiness.com spoke with Jack in the Box SVP-Chief Marketing Officer Keith Guilbault about those changes and the thinking behind them.   You did research in

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LOBSTER MAC N' CHEESE BURGER
Beef, Canadian lobster and house-made four-cheese mac n' cheese on a  scratch-baked bun

I can report to you that the state of the burger is strong, creative and fun. As evidence I point to the burgers here from burger bar and chain menus in the past week or so. January has proven to be an unexpectedly busy month for menu innovation, not just

Butter Becoming Burger Battleground

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Burger joints can load up burgers with wild toppings. It’s part of  burgers’ charm. But one of the hottest ingredients seems to be a staple of any restaurant kitchen: butter. Burger King is testing an Extra Long Buttery Cheeseburger—with the emphasis on BUTTERY in POP displays—according to GrubGrade. This is

McFrench Launch ‘American Winter’ Promo

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American-themed menu promotions are staples of McDonald’s and Burger King marketing in Europe, but McDonald’s France has gone one better, giving new meaning to seasonal menu promotions with “American Winter,” a five-item LTO. This latest American-promotion nod comes while McDonald’s Italy is running its Great Tastes of America menu (with

McDonald’s Breakfasts on Strong Q4 Sales

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McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook avoided the Dubya pitfall and refused to prematurely declare victory. He also resisted the temptation to gloat despite a year’s worth of snarky headlines doubting a turnaround and even Wall Street’s wary consensus expectation of only a 2.7% Q4 same-sales gain. In fact, McDonald’s delivered a

Steak ‘n Shake Freezes Menu Prices

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Steak ‘n Shake will announce today that it will not raise menu prices in 2016. The move comes as other chains have been hiking menu prices to cover rising labor and other operational costs, as well as to compensate for soft customer traffic. For example, Shake Shack this month took