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An Intriguing National Hamburger Day

An Intriguing National Hamburger Day

National Hamburger Day is tomorrow, May 28, and while the mission of this site is to celebrate burgers every day, a tip of the hat is in order. There’s no simpler way to applaud the creativity and diversity of the products burger-restaurants offer than through a photo gallery. So this National Hamburger Day edition of […]

Customer Loss Cripples Red Robin Q1

Customer Loss Cripples Red Robin Q1

The new advertising agency handling Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews has its work cut out. The burger chain says it has selected that agency, succeeding Vitro, but wouldn’t share the name during today’s Q1 earnings call. Instead, Red Robin CEO Steve Carley and President Denny Marie Post, outlined the chain’s marketplace problems that caused […]

The Burgers are Texas Big at Nicky D’s

The Burgers are Texas Big at Nicky D’s

Independent burger joints are the soul of this business. If they’re run like Nicky D’s in Crowley, Texas, they’re its heart as well. During National Burger Month it’s important that some attention be paid to that heart and soul. Originally, Nicky D’s was in Chicago, where both Nick and Tammy Danelski’s fathers had relocated their […]

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 5/13

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 5/13

Soft-shell-crab, baba ganoush, dolphin, braised beef tongue, pecan pesto, tostones, maple-soaked bacon and lots of arugula are among the ingredients used with this latest installment of Most Intriguing Burgers of the Week. I’ll let you know when the burger business has run out of ideas, but it won’t be soon. Scorecards ready? Track the trendy […]

Jack in the Box Traffic, Sales Slow

Jack in the Box Traffic, Sales Slow

Jack in the Box customer traffic at company stores declined by 2.4% in its Q2, ended April 15, 2016, but the company doesn’t believe that changes in core menu items it made at the beginning of the year was responsible. That initiative—highlighted by a change in burger buns—has been well received by consumers, Chairman-CEO Len […]

Burger Fest Lineup at Rockit Burger Bar

Burger Fest Lineup at Rockit Burger Bar

Chicago’s Rockit Burger Bar has established itself as one of the country’s premier burger joints not only because of the everyday creative quality of its burgers but also because it knows how to throw a mean burger party. Rockit’s 11th annual Burger Fest begins next Monday (May 16), running though Friday, with an inventive burger […]

Deconstructing the All-American Burger

Deconstructing the All-American Burger

The average American restaurant burger is a $10.50 pre-formed, 8-oz. ground-chuck patty with American cheese, tomato, bacon and ketchup served on a brioche bun with fries on the side. That’s the picture painted by ground-beef purveyor Schweid & Sons’ 2016 Burger Trends Report. The survey is based on operations data from more than 100 Schweid […]

American-Theme Concepts Conquering UK

American-Theme Concepts Conquering UK

American-theme restaurant concepts—especially barbecues and smokehouses, burger bars and diners—are a major growth area in the UK restaurant scene, British researcher Horizons report. The onslaught is so great, in fact, that they may overtake Mexican concepts as the major growth channel. “American casual dining certainly isn’t new to the UK but we are seeing a […]

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