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The Week’s Most Intriguing Cheeseburgers

The Week’s Most Intriguing Cheeseburgers

With National Cheeseburger Day arriving this Sunday, I’ve gathered an extended group of burgers, all added recently to menus, that showcase the variety of cheeses used by burger shops now. The traditionalists’ American, Swiss and Cheddar (regular, white and smoked) are here, of course, but so, too, are Gruyère, Emmental, Monterey-Jack, goat cheese (lots of […]

Wendy’s Updates Bacon and Blue Burger

Wendy’s Updates Bacon and Blue Burger

Five years ago Wendy’s was the first national chain to add a blue-cheese-topped burger when it introduced the Bacon & Blue. Now it updates the idea with the Bacon and Blue on Brioche burger, which joins its menu this week. The build includes crumbled Wisconsin blue cheese, three strips of applewood-smoked bacon, spring mix and […]

It’s National Cheeseburger Day: Celebrate Wisely

It’s National Cheeseburger Day: Celebrate Wisely

Every day is a good day for a burger, of course, but today is National Cheeseburger Day. Like my birthday, this isn’t being celebrated universally, but many burger joints have special plans to honor the day. Among them: Bar 145 in Toledo, Ohio, will serve a 10-lb. Americana Burger that serves 20 to 25. Advance […]

Wendy’s Goes Gouda; McDs Tries Cheddar Melt

Wendy’s Goes Gouda; McDs Tries Cheddar Melt

Wendy’s new Smoked Gouda Chicken on Brioche sandwich is the latest example of quick-service burger calling on cheeses as well as upscale buns to raise consumer perception of their products. The premium-price ($4.79) sandwich continues Wendy’s menu skew toward chicken but breaks it away from Asiago, which has been its go-to cheese in the recent […]

Monday Meeting: Localization Strategies & Blue Cheese

Monday Meeting: Localization Strategies & Blue Cheese

→ The year’s second half began for McDonald’s with the same disappointing sales in much of Europe reported during the first two quarters. Comparable sales for the region were down 1.1% in Q1 and 0.1% in Q2 before dropping 1.9% in July. The continuing storyline is that the UK and Russia are strong but France, Germany […]

Monday Meeting: Burger King, Wisconsin to Brazil

[Wisconsin? Well, maybe later. BK has brought back the California Whopper but just in 4 West Coast states. Read details here. It’s trying out the King Deals discount program in San Diego. Read here.] Burger King is heading north for the winter. The chain that created the Carolina BBQ Whopper and Texas BBQ Whopper for […]

A Fearless Foursome of Burger Introductions

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Amid the seasonal school of fish sandwiches (and even Fish McBites) for Lent it’s nice to see a few new burgers coming onto the scene as well. ◙ One of those burgers is from Red Robin, which had told analysts last week that it wasn’t going to be bullied by beef costs and would continue […]

Monday Meeting: Rebrands and Goat Cheese

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Here’s what the world of burgers has on its menu this morning:  ● Hungry Jack’s, the Australian franchisee of Burger King, promises major announcements tomorrow (10/18), likely to encompass significant shifts in its brand and market positioning. The 330-plus-unit operation gave an early indication of its future style last month with its decision to add […]

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