Bucket List’s Spring Burger
Spring! Remember spring? It’s coming back and many burger joints are celebrating its return with April Burger of the Month specials. Romers Burger Bar in Vancouver, BC wins best name with its Spring Chicken Burger. The Spring Burger at Bucket List Burgers in Riverside, Calif., is a beef patty nestled [...]
The news is that McDonald’s will be giving away free small coffees during breakfast hours from today through April 13. Why? Could it be the prelude to testing McCafé coffee at retail?
McDonald’s frequently hands out free coffee. National Coffee Day, Sept. 28, 2013: Free coffee in most markets. Again last December: free coffee in [...]
For the third consecutive year, restaurant advertising spending increased sharply more than total U.S. ad spending (see chart). Restaurants spent $6.449 billion on measured media (TV, magazines, newspapers, Internet display ads, radio, outdoor boards and free-standing inserts), a 5.2% increase over 2012 spending, according to data from Kantar Media.
Significantly, that 5.2% is significantly greater [...]
McDonald’s has launched a new upscale “Signature” menu lineup in Switzerland that boasts a $12 burger called The Prime along with a range of Caesar salads.
This is in line with the trend, tipped here earlier, to QSRs making menus unabashedly fancier in style and preparation. “Posh Making a Comeback on Menus” was the headline [...]
Side-stepping the currently feverish fascination with mobile payment apps, Sonic Drive-In is asking its franchisees to invest instead in new point-of-service technology. After a nearly a year of market testing, the chain—known for its carhops on roller skates—says this technology yields higher sales and an increased average check.
There are two parts to the new [...]
The 10-Ks have been filed with the SEC allowing the annual comparative look at the balance of power among the largest burger chains. There’s one significant change this year.
A few years back, it was widely reported that Wendy’s had passed Burger King and become the No. 2 burger chain. News outlets repeated it [...]