2014 Burger Brackets Voting is Over

Congratulations to champion Burgatory! Thank you for casting a record 149,789 votes and thank you to A.1. Steak Sauce for making this year’s competition possible.
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Wendy’s, Jack Ready Spring Chicken Menus

Wendy’s celebrates spring by continuing its romance with nontraditional burger buns. Later this month it will introduce nationally a Tuscan Chicken on Ciabatta sandwich that it tested last year. Wendy’s favorite cheese, Asiago, is back for the Tuscan sandwich, where it will be coupled with spring mix, tomatoes and garlic aïoli.

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Burgers of the Month for April 2014

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 [...]

Is McDonald’s Free Coffee a Setup?

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 [...]

Restaurant Ad Spending: $17.7 Million a Day

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 [...]

$12 Burger Anchors New Swiss McDonald’s Menu

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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 [...]

Sonic Investing In POS Technology

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 [...]

French Burger Chain Protects its Turf

On the heels of Burger King’s return to France and its opening a unit in Paris’s busy Gare Saint-Lazare train station, France’s No. 2 burger chain Quick has unveiled a new small-space concept called “Burger Bar by Quick.”

The first is expected to open this summer in Paris.

The company said the new brand [...]

Breaking Down the Top 5 Burger Chains

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 [...]