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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

→ 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


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


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 […]

Hardee’s Adds Blue-Cheese Steakhouse Burgers


Blue cheese is back and Hardee’s has it. Those who still lament the passing of the Bacon & Blue, Wendy’s blue-cheese-topped LTO burger from February 2010, will welcome the arrival of new blue-cheese burgers: Hardee’s Steakhouse Thickburger line. Available in premium-size/price Six Dollar version or 1/3-lb. or ¼-lb. sizes, the burgers are topped not just […]

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