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Harvey’s Revamps Beverages Menu

Harvey’s Revamps Beverages Menu

Canadian burger chain Harvey’s today addresses the one gap in its reputation for invention and variety by launching a new frozen-beverages menu and summer-long value offer across all beverages. The “Summer Drink Deals” initiative introduces smoothies, slushies, frozen lemonades and iced cappuccinos in a variety of flavors and at 99¢ and $1.99 promotional pricing. “This […]

Chipotle Tests New Beverage Options

Chipotle Tests New Beverage Options

While news outlets trip over each other writing exactly the same “Chipotle might open a better-burger restaurant!!” article, they’re missing some interesting things Chipotle IS doing; things that should interest burger-bar operators. As it reexamines its food menu in the wake of the health issues, Chipotle is testing some new beverage ideas, in conjunction with […]

Soft Drinks Lose Fizz; Smashburger Sells

Soft Drinks Lose Fizz; Smashburger Sells

Beverage orders have declined by 4% or 2 billion servings over the past five years, according to new data from The NPD Group. The decrease would have been greater except for the rise of iced/frozen coffees, specialty coffees and bottled water. Most of the leakage is coming from carbonated diet and regular soft drinks, milk […]

Burger-Bar Rescue Advice from Jon Taffer

Burger-Bar Rescue Advice from Jon Taffer

Before he became host of SPIKE TV’s popular “Bar Rescue,” Jon Taffer spent three decades running or improving bars, restaurants and nightclubs. The author of “Raise the Bar: An Action-Based Method for Maximum Customer Reactions,” he serves as president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group (Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, Nightclub & Bar magazine). […]

Burger Chains Brew Iced-Tea Battle

Burger Chains Brew Iced-Tea Battle

This is the first week of summer, when temperatures and iced-tea consumption rise sharply. But with the noisy introductions of such recent entrees as Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger, Sonic’s Pretzel Dogs and McDonald’s new Quarter Pounders it’s been easy to overlook the quiet race for iced-tea supremacy going on among the top burger chains. Like […]

Craft Burgers, Craft Beers: New Data

Craft Burgers, Craft Beers: New Data

That American Craft Beer Week (May 13-19) falls within National Burger Month is only fitting: the synergy between craft beers and craft burgers has helped both these businesses grow rapidly in the past decade. In his BurgerBusiness.com interview earlier this week, Slater’s 50/50 Co-founder Scott Slater said, “I attribute much of my success to craft […]

Zinburger’s Wine-Burger Pairings Set Upscale Tone

Zinburger’s Wine-Burger Pairings Set Upscale Tone

While many others are exploring the synergies between burgers and craft beers, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar already has jumped ahead a step. The Briad Group this week opens its third Zinburger, a 5,300-square-foot restaurant at Towne Plaza at Garden State Park in Cherry Hill, N.J., proving that a concept that seemed a little out […]

Smashburger Explains its Burger-Beer-Pairing Program

Smashburger disproved the notion that a brand couldn’t be both local and national when it created special burgers for each of the markets or regions in which it operates. For example, in Costa Rica, where its first store opened on Dec. 1, Smashburger devised a burger topped with local favorites chorizo, grilled Turrialba cheese, refried […]

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