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Can Tech Solve Restaurants’ Slump?

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MarketForce 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 none of it relates directly to burger-menu restaurants, which weren’t included, there is some information

Burger of the Month Specials: Oct. 2016

Burger of the Month Specials: Oct. 2016 The annual bratwurst invasion is on with the rollout of Oc(k)toberfest burgers. Then there are those burger joints whose eyes already are on the end of the month. Their October Burger of the Month specials have…

Can Tech Solve Restaurants’ Slump?

Can Tech Solve Restaurants’ Slump? MarketForce 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 none…

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…

Wendy’s Joining Sriracha Party

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,…

Tater Tots Triumph at Burger Bars

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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.

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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

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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

Tuesday Tidbits: Hello, Columbus

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When I attended college outside Columbus, Ohio, I’d never have guessed that the town, best-known (only known?) then as the home of The Ohio State University and Jack Nicklaus, would become the center of the quick-service restaurant universe. Dave Thomas founded Wendy’s there, of course. In April, McDonald’s began testing

McDonald’s Testing a Sriracha Big Mac

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McDonald’s is announcing today that it has begun testing a Sriracha Big Mac burger in the Columbus, Ohio, market, the same location for the earlier test of the Mac Jr. And Grand Mac that it will introduce nationally in early 2017. In addition to having exclusive access to a Sriracha

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 11/11

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Don’t know about you, but I’m ending this week with a burger, and here 10 intriguing builds from burger bars around the world. From quail eggs and fig-and-bacon relish to Doritos, pimento cheese and a holiday burger, this is more than a week’s worth of fun. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar,

Four Quarterly Reports & Two Mergers

Shake Shack plans a BBQ version of the ShackMeister burger it did as a 2014 LTO.

◊ Shake Shack is doing so well it can tell competitors what its next pitch will be and dare them to hit it.◊ CEO Randy Garutti told analysts (and everyone listening in) Shake Shack will deliver a double promotion in Q1 of 2017: a new BBQ ShackMeister burger and a BBQ