Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant this week became the latest casual-dining chain to rediscover that highly customizable, moderately priced menu favorite, the burger.
The chain’s new “#RBurgerLove” menu includes six builds:
Rock Bottom’s Smokin Jalapeno Burger
Ale Yeah Burger: A Certified Angus Beef (CAB) patty basted with house ale and served with sautéed poblano [...]
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 [...]
Burgers and craft beers have gone steady long enough to worry their parents but Canada’s The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro chain is thinking marriage with two limited-time beer-infused burgers and a third with a touch of root beer. The burgers will join the menu at its 25 Ontario and one Newfoundland location on Oct. 20, [...]
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is proving itself an exception to the general decline of the casual-dining segment of the restaurant business. The Colorado-based chain reported a strong Q1, including a 5.4% increase in same-store sales. Helped by heavier ad spending and the continued success of its top-price Finest burgers, guest counts increased by 0.5% and [...]
Darden Restaurants today announced decreased comp sales for its largest brands and its intention to at least spin off, if not sell, the $2.6 billion Red Lobster concept. The decision reflects the challenging sales environment affecting all restaurant categories. But in particular it results from Red Lobster’s inability to attract and retain higher-income and younger [...]
Olive Garden hit the bottom of its Never Ending Pasta Bowl this week, adding a burger and fries to its menu in an effort to boost guest traffic at lunch.
The Italiano Burger is a 6-oz. beef patty topped with Italian prosciutto, fresh mozzarella cheese, arugula, marinated tomatoes and garlic-aïoli. It’s served with Parmesan garlic [...]