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Habit Burger Targets East Coast Locations

Habit Burger Targets East Coast Locations

The Habit Burger Grill has set on expanding its nascent presence on the East Coast. President-CEO Russ Bendel told analysts the Irvine, Calif.-based chain, which opened its its first East Coast location last year in New Jersey, intends for 20 to 25 of the projected 30 to 32 new company-store openings in 2016 to be […]

Wayback Burgers Weighs Its Options

Wayback Burgers Weighs Its Options

John Carter opened his first Jake’s burger restaurant in 1991. The name became Jake’s Wayback Burgers in 2010 and then simply Wayback Burgers. Now Carter is ready to take the 100-unit, Conn.-based chain to the next step: He named The Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs its exclusive advisor on growth opportunities, including a possible IPO in […]

Smashburger Eyes UK, Readies U.S. Ads

Smashburger Eyes UK, Readies U.S. Ads

Smashburger is preparing to join fast-casual burger compatriots Shake Shack and Five Guys in the UK while also readying its most serious advertising effort at home. Smashburger has hired Tim Lowther—who has worked in the UK for both Shake Shack (as business manager) and Five Guys (head of UK North operations), according to The Caterer—as […]

Jack in the Box Quietly Slides Upscale

Jack in the Box Quietly Slides Upscale

Overshadowed last week by the clamor of a management shift at McDonald’s Corp. were significant changes at one of Big Mac’s toughest competitors. Jack in The Box, the No. 5 burger chain, quietly moved its menu and its dining experience a notch more upscale, small shifts that will result in the repositioning of the brand […]

Inside Shake Shack’s IPO

Inside Shake Shack’s IPO

Shake Shack Inc. filed for an initial public stock offering on Monday. That caps an amazing run for a concept that began in 2001 as a hot dog cart in New York City’s Madison Square Park. The prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission lists the proposed maximum aggregate offering price as $100 million; […]

South St. Burger Co. Steps Up to the Bar

South St. Burger Co. Steps Up to the Bar

 Canadian fast-casual burger chain South St. Burger Co. opens its 29th location this week, but one of its stores is not like the others. No. 28, which opened last month on King Street in Toronto, is branded South St. Burger Bar. More like a pub than a typical fast-casual burger restaurant, the location has beer […]

Rev Burger Guns its Engine

The Rev Burger name signifies the “Healthier Revolution” the concept’s owners, Bill and Wendy Spatz, seek to bring to fast-food burgers. But “rev” also describes their eagerness to expand: The first location opened on Feb. 14 in a former Burger King site in Carol Stream, Ill., and a second already is set to open next […]

Larkburger’s Colorado State of Mind

Larkburger’s Colorado State of Mind

Few restaurant brands are as linked to one state as Larkburger is to Colorado. The concept itself was created in 2005 out of the popularity of a burger served at the upscale Larkspur restaurant in Vail. Its 13 stores are spread across Colorado and the Arvada, Colo.-based chain proudly identifies itself on its website as […]

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