Wisconsin Cheese Adds Value

When you turn cheeseburgers into Wisconsin Cheeseburgers, you’re not just adding extra flavor, you’re adding the prestige of award-winning quality. Quality your customers will pay a premium for.
Click HERE to visit the Wisconsin Cheese Burger page and get the recipe for the Wisconsin Blue Cheese Burger with Bacon Walnut Chutney shown below!

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Restaurant Count Shrinks; Burgers Keep Growing

The total number of U.S. restaurants has declined but the quick-service burger segment continues to eke out growth, according to data from The NPD Group’s ReCount research.

Growth of fast-casual burger chains such as Burger 21 keeps the segment expanding.

As of Sept. 30, 2014, there were 630,964 restaurants of all types in the [...]

Barbecue Follows Burgers onto UK Menus

With burgers and hot dogs having already conquered British menus, other distinctly American foods are now showing significant increases in popularity.

Barbecued brisket “burnt ends” have become popular in the UK.

One is that favorite of Kansas City-style barbecue, “burnt ends,” the blackened edges of barbecued brisket. UK foodservice researcher Horizons’ latest Menu Trends [...]

How Jack Retooled its Burgers and Made Sales Jump

Blah. That was consumers’ evaluation of Jack in the Box’s burger lineup in research it conducted last year. That’s a scary opinion for a burger chain to hear so Jack worked fast to change its burgers and its marketing. The results have been far more immediate and positive than the chain expected or can explain.

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Burger Concepts Among Top Emerging Brands

Two growing, Texas-based burger chains rank among the overall top 10 in a report on “The Top Emerging Brands” from Bellwether Food Group, Czar Metrics and Johns Hopkins University.

Austin-based Hopdoddy Burger Bar ranks No. 3 and Dallas-based Twisted Root Burger Co. is No. 9 overall among the emerging brands in all categories studied, primarily [...]

McD’s Franchisees Target McCafé, Happy Meals for Cuts

McCafé and Happy Meals are the top candidates McDonald’s franchisees name when asked what should be cut from or simplified on the chain’s menu. Janney Montgomery Scott restaurant analyst Mark Kalinowski’s most recent survey of franchisees led him to lower his estimate of December same-store sales to -2.1%. McDonald’s Corp. will announce December sales and [...]

Burger Traffic Dips in Q3

Customer traffic for quick-service burger restaurants declined 3% during the summer months of Q3, a normally busy time for the segment. The NPD Group says overall restaurant industry traffic was flat during July, August and September.

However, customer traffic was up a robust 8% (compared with a year ago) at fast-casual concepts during the quarter. [...]

Research: Casual Dining’s Emotional Detachment

Casual-dining restaurants have encountered more than their share of difficulties recovering from the recession. Onetime category leader Red Lobster’s rapid decline is the most obvious example. But a new study from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) says casual-dining restaurant (CDR) brands can rescue themselves. While it concludes that economic indicators and dining trends “suggest that the [...]

The Myth Of Millennials’ Fast-Casual Migration

It’s an assumption too often repeated as fact that McDonald’s and other QSRs are losing customers to fast-casual restaurants and their claims to better food at higher prices. But interesting new data from The NPD Group provides strong reasons to doubt that assumption.

Here, from a Motley Fool post in May, is how this assumption [...]