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Ruby’s Diner Readies New Kobe Burger Menu

Ruby’s Diner certainly isn’t lacking burger choices on its menu, but there’s always room for more. Especially Kobe burgers. That’s why the chain on Feb. 2 adds a new menu of five “Ruby’s Ultimate Kobe Burgers” at its 33 Southern California locations. Each of the new burgers is 100% American Kobe beef served on a grilled […]

Count On It: 50 Burger Menu Ideas By the Number

So much attention has been given recently to chain marketing that we’ve strayed from our core idea of celebrating burgers and the restaurants and people that serve them. To remedy that, think of this post as a culinary “Mythbusters” episode: If you took two very hot trends—burgers and restaurants with numbers as names—and sent them hurtling at each other, what […]

Monday News-Nugget Catch-Up for 10/12


 Fourth quarter has begun, ladies and gentlemen. Last call for bold, new menu and marketing ideas. Wendy’s “You know when it’s real” has charms, but is it head-turning charm? Or will it be simply another update of the 1985 commercial here that sings “That’s fresh. That’s class. That’s Wendys”? For this Monday, a fourth-quarter Menu Slideshow […]

Twenty-Five Great Non-Beef Burgers Worth Respect

This site is all about respect for burgers and the restaurants that serve them. But respecting customers is an important part of the mix, too. There are those among us who choose not to eat meat, and they merit well-conceived burgers, too. So we’re saluting joints like New York City’s Stand, whose basic burger is […]

Michael Mina Gives Burgers a New Life of Luxury

Celebrity-chef Michael Mina has accelerated his glorification of the burger, a mission that he began earlier this year at his high-end Bourbon Steak restaurant in the MGM Grand Detroit. What started at the casino as a burger menu in the bar to attract hungry high rollers now has been introduced in two of America’s most posh locations. An […]

BurgerBusiness Ranks the Top 25 Steakhouse Burgers

Burgers still are treated as sirloin’s poor relation at most upscale steakhouses. Burgers and steaks are members of the same family, but burgers are the crazy uncle, rarely invited to sit at the dinner table with the adult entrees. At many steakhouses, you’ll find a burger on the kids menu, sometimes on the lunch menu and […]

Beard Awards: It’s Down to 3!

The James Beard Foundation today announced semifinalists for restaurateur, chef and restaurant of the year. Yes, In-N-Out Burger has been snubbed again. In fact, a quick check finds that only three of the 20 semifinalists for the 2009 Outstanding Restaurant award have a burger on their menus. That would make them the favorites, of course. They […]