Michael Symon—TV Iron Chef and B Spot owner—won the People’s Choice award for the fourth time at this year’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. But the Best of the Bash award was won by someone who doesn’t have a TV show or a string of restaurants: Brad Halsten, owner of The Burger [...]
Hopdoddy Burger Bar opened in Austin, Texas, in 2011, one of a wave of “better burger” concepts changing the category. But it was ahead of the next trend, which was to make the bar an equally important part of the burger-bar concept. Hopdoddy’s menu features 10 signature burgers made with all-natural Black Angus beef, bison, [...]
Holy Cow Del Ray’s Irish Breakfast Burger
No one loves a pseudo-holiday more than burger-bar operators. Come Monday the corned beef will pile on and the Guinness will flow. Special St. Patrick’s Day burgers will be menued at many spots. The Buck Burgers & Brew in St. Joseph, Mich., is readying not just Irish [...]
Some interesting bits, pieces and loose ends from the day:
A few weeks back I wrote about A&B Burgers, a Salem, Mass., burger bar that opened in December. By January it already was listening to customers and making changes, including increasing the size of its burgers by 1 oz. each without increasing prices.
There’s a thaw under way that’s not just melting ice, it’s slowly melting away the fear of being too upscale that has gripped quick-service restaurants for the past year. From Burger King’s $1 BBQ Rib and McDonald’s Dollar Menu & More to Sonic’s $1 hot dogs, Checkers’ $2 Buffalo Chicken Strips and Jack in the [...]
McDonald’s next week will introduce premium-price Bacon Clubhouse beef and chicken burgers in an attempt to regain its pricing equilibrium after a long spell of Dollar Menu & More budget-price promotion.
McDonald’s describes the Bacon Clubhouse as “Thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, caramelized grilled onions, white Cheddar, crisp leaf lettuce and fresh tomato, [...]
It’s close but St. Patrick’s Day still edges out Mardi Gras as the most common theme for March burger-of-the-month specials. There’s a lot of corned beef on burgers out there this month. Burger Bar in Chicago’s march Madness puts steamed corned beef, house-made sauerkraut, Gruyère cheese and Louie dressing on a half-pound burger and serves [...]