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McDonald’s is Serious About Angus Beef, Too

McDonald’s is Serious About Angus Beef, Too


[Update: In New Zealand,McDonald’s adds a Moroccan Lamb Burger on Sept. 26.] Last month, McDonald’s introduced its Serious Lamb Burger to consumers in Australia. Now it’s going back to its beef roots: This week (9/26) the chain unveils a new Serious Angus Burger as a limited-time offering there, according to sources. This member of the […]

Is Poutine the Next All-American Side?

Pacific Northwest chain Burgerville’s latest seasonal specials are a ¼-lb. Chili Cheeseburger accompanied by Chili Cheese Waffle Fries that are just a nudge away from being that Canadian national favorite poutine. Technically, poutine is fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy, and Burgerville’s dish lacks the curds, although it has Tillamook white Cheddar cheese. […]

McDonald’s Extends Local Sourcing Campaign

The hottest culinary trend is locally sourced meats and seafood, according to the National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot in 2011” chefs survey. Never one to shun a trend, McDonald’s is showing that burger chains as well as fine-dining restaurants can source locally.  The chain today introduced in Canada the Angus Third Pounder burger line that […]

Burgerville Goes Rogue

Burgers are back on Burgerville’s LTO list as the Pacific Northwest regional chain announces its latest season special. Beginning today (9/28), the Vancouver, Wash.-based chain offers an Echo Mountain Blue Burger (below) that’s topped with Echo Mountain Blue Cheese from Rogue Creamery in Central Point, Ore. It succeeds one of the chain’s most innovative limited-time […]

McDonald’s Ad Celebrates its Local Supply Chain


httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QSDJpT0TX8When quick-service restaurant chains talk about the weather, it’s usually to claim stormy skies as a reason why sales declined. But a new McDonald’s commercial airing in the United Kingdom brings up the weather as a way to discuss the chain’s reliance on the products of local farmers. The commercial is the work of Leo […]

New b:2 Burger Boutique Fills In Blanc Burgers

Fresh from this week’s victory in BurgerBusiness.com’s 2010 Burger Brackets, Blanc Burgers + Bottles isn’t resting on its laurels. In fact, Circle Restaurant Group Partners Ernesto Peralta Jr. and Josh Eans (also its chef) aren’t resting at all. They’re working hard to finish their new restaurant, scheduled to open at the end of the month. […]

The Counter Localizes its Menus, Purchasing

The Counter, the upscale fast-casual burger chain built around the idea of giving customers more choices, has given operators of its 21 U.S. restaurants more latitude in setting menus and in purchasing what’s fresh and popular. After a January test, the Culver City, Calif.-based concept has rolled out a Market Selection program that increases unit […]

Burgerville, Jack and Others Rev Up Menus for Spring

Jack in the Box‘s introduction this week of a Grilled Chicken Salad close on the the snow belt that spring is at hand. Salads, chicken and other lighter dishes mean we’ll be going back outside soon. Priced at $4.99, Jack’s chicken salad also may signal chains’ desire (or need) to phase premium-price items back onto […]

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