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Burger of the Month Specials: Sept. 2015

Burger of the Month Specials: Sept. 2015

Not surprisingly, a few burger bars use back-to-school themes for their September Burger of the Month specials. But what should we make of two joints doing Zeus burgers? Did Greek gods have birthday months? The Wayback Burgers chain is offering a “Back to School Meatloaf Burger” (meatloaf seasoning, jalapeňo ketchup, peppered bacon, tomato, lettuce and […]

Hot Dogs Joining Burger Bar Menus

Hot Dogs Joining Burger Bar Menus

Hot dogs have been nudging their way into the menu spotlight at many burger joints but nowhere more than at Chicago’s Rockit Burger Bar, which next month celebrates its second annual “Hot Dog Takeover.” From September 4th through 7th, the restaurant will feature hot dogs inspired by its burgers. The dogs include The Double (with […]

Dugg Burger Moves Ahead in Reverse

Dugg Burger Moves Ahead in Reverse

Dugg Burger, which opened in February 2015 in Dallas, is a different process, not just a new brand. Reversing the standard build of piling toppings on the burger patty, Dugg Burger digs out the crown of the bun and puts chosen toppings there. Meanwhile, the burger patty finishes grilling and is topped with choice of […]

2015’s Top New Burger Joints (So Far)

2015’s Top New Burger Joints (So Far)

At the year’s halfway point, it’s clear the burger marketplace is changing. Fewer new independent burger concepts are blossoming but what were fresh indies a few years back are rapidly morphing into regional chains. For example, Bru Burger in Indianapolis was a member of BurgerBusiness’s Class of 2012. Since then it has opened in Lexington, […]

Wild Willy’s Burgers: The Real Right Thing

Wild Willy’s Burgers: The Real Right Thing

After 17 year as a McDonald’s operator, Jim Williams walked away in 2001 to do something different: open a burger joint. So began the small, proudly old-fashioned Wild Willy’s Burgers chain. Williams left McDonald’s when platform changes meant burgers were cooked ahead of time, binned and reheated. “One day at my restaurant, I made a […]

Why Chanticleer is Buying Up Burger Brands

Why Chanticleer is Buying Up Burger Brands

Chanticleer Holdings Inc. is buying burger concepts, although its entry into restaurants came in 2006 when it bought a minority interest in wing-concept Hooters of America Inc. (HOA), that brand’s parent company. In 2011 the Charlotte, N.C.-based firm exercised its right of first refusal to acquire HOA and it operates or franchises more than 400 […]

Last Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers

Last Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers

The burger business is truly international as this edition of “The Most Intriguing Burgers” evidences. There are interesting burger builds and ideas available around the world. Start this week with a look at just a few of the interesting burgers that surfaced last week. .                    

Burger of the Month Specials for April 2015

Burger of the Month Specials for April 2015

The April Burger of the Month specials at burger bars around the world showcase a number of trends worth noting. One is the continuing expansion of local sourcing. For the April special at The Avenue in St. Petersburg, Fla., Owner Steve Schrutt and Chef Ryan Kelly partnered with two small St. Petersburg companies to create […]

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