The Latest

BurgerBusiness Is Closed; Thanks for Coming

Turn off the grill. The final post has been added to BurgerBusiness, which now suspends publication (the Killer Burger Recipes page remains active). It’s time. I always will be proud of the site I created in February 2009, and proud of the readers and advertisers it has attracted since then.

Burger of the Month Specials: Dec. 2016

Burger of the Month Specials: Dec. 2016 Last month, I was ready for Thanksgiving-themed burgers, although there were many more than I expected. But for December, I anticipated a return to wildly non-thematic burger specials because we don’t do “Christmas burgers,” do we?…

Can Tech Solve Restaurants’ Slump?

Can Tech Solve Restaurants’ Slump? Market Force Information has released its annual study of casual-dining brands, based on input from more than 9,216 consumers. There’s a lot of interesting data—including the naming of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen as these consumers’ favorite—and while…

Inside McDonald’s All Day Breakfast 2.0

Inside McDonald’s All Day Breakfast 2.0 McDonald’s Corp. today launches the second phase of its All Day Breakfast initiative, called ADB 2.0. Consumers now will be able to order the whole breakfast menu—muffin, biscuit and McGriddle sandwiches—all day, although the entire McDonald’s…

Intriguing Burgers: Black Friday Edition

Intriguing Burgers: Black Friday Edition Going out Black Friday shopping? Don’t you wish you could score one of these fabulous burgers? Everyone on your list wishes you could, too. Be careful out there.   Baptiste & Bottle, Chicago Executive Chef James…

2017’s Burger Trends, As Seen in 2016

2017’s Burger Trends, As Seen in 2016 Guessing the upcoming year’s trends is an odd game. We usually get either the ridiculous (one seer expects we’ll all be eating chocolate cake for breakfast) or the obvious (watch for sriracha to be big). But…

Intriguing Burgers: Black Friday Edition

Going out Black Friday shopping? Don’t you wish you could score one of these fabulous burgers? Everyone on your list wishes you could, too. Be careful out there.   Baptiste & Bottle, Chicago Executive Chef James Lintelmann’s B+B Burger Beef, house-made bread + butter pickle, American cheese, rémoulade and fries  

Wendy’s Joining Sriracha Party

Wendy’s is not going to be left behind by the sriracha bandwagon. ChewBoom reports that Wendy’s is rolling out the Spicy Sriracha Chicken Sandwich that it has tested throughout the year. There’s been no official announcement, but the sandwich (shown below) is included on Wendy’s website, where the 670-calorie creation

A Gallery of Top Thanksgiving Burgers

Thanksgiving is an important holiday for burger bars. It’s an opportunity for kitchen staff and menu R&D folks to branch out from beef with inventive turkey burgers (or in several cases, turkey/duck/chicken burgers). Here are some of the top Thanksgiving burgers at burger joints from A (The Avenue’s Feast burger)

Are More Beer Burgers on Tap?

When I predicted last year that 2016 would see more beer/burger collaborations I was thinking more about marketing, but burger joints had something else in mind. GrubGrade and ChewBoom have reported that Wendy’s is testing a Bacon & Beer Cheese Burger in Houston. This burger has applewood-smoked bacon, beer-cheese spread

Tater Tots Triumph at Burger Bars

Blue Door Pub Tots of Time

Tater tots have been around for more than 60 years, spending much of that time on school-lunch trays. It’s estimated that Americans eat 70 million pounds of the little darlin’s annually. And, like mac ‘n cheese, tots have moved from cafeterias to restaurants, and from sides to mains. This is

Breakfast, Value, Cheddar Whopper, Etc.

Breakfast is booming, we’re continually told. Mintel in July reported that more than 50% of consumers say they were ordering breakfast foods from foodservice outlets more often than one year ago. Breakfast is so big that it’s all-day at McDonald’s, Jack in the Box and some others. So why aren’t

Crowdfunding Burger-Bar Expansion

Finnish burger-bar chain Friends & Brgrs has reached its goal of raising approximately 1 million € though a crowdfunding campaign, and has done so much more quickly than it had expected. The chain—which operates four locations in Finland and one in Copenhagen, Denmark—announced the public sale of shares through Finnish