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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Burger King Builds a Chicken Big King

Burger King is introducing the Chicken Big King, a further evolution of the Big King burger it unveiled last November and then increased in size in February. The new sandwich’s build remains the same as with the previous two iterations—with lettuce, pickles, onions, American cheese and King sauce on a three-layer, toasted sesame-seed bun —just [...]

Addenda: A&B Burgers Shifts to Full Service

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.

KFC [...]

Mighty Wings Return at 5 for $3

“You will see wings again in the U.S. business,” McDonald’s Corp. CEO Don Thompson vowed last October in an earnings call with analysts. And he makes good on that this week with a limited-time revival of Mighty Wings at what McDonald’s hopes will be a more attractive price: five for $3.

Mighty Wings [...]

McDonald’s Fancies Chicken Schnitzel in Australia

McDonald’s will relaunch its “M Selections” premium tier to its menu in Australia next month when it unveils new Chicken Schnitzel sandwiches on sourdough, a breakfast burger and brands it all with distinctive black packaging. A second phase to the campaign in late March will see the return of the Angus the Great burger and [...]

Are Burgers Behind the Buffalo Sauce Surge?

We ate 1.25 billion chicken wings during Super Bowl XVIII, a good portion of them with spicy Buffalo sauce, no doubt. The same was true of the 13.5 billion wings the National Chicken Council estimated Americans ate in 2012.

Source: Mintel Menu Insights

Buffalo sauce has been with us for years and it seems [...]

McFranchisees Question Mighty Wings Pricing

Mighty Wings aren’t flying high with some McDonald’s franchisees. The latest survey of operators conducted by Mark Kalinowski, restaurant analyst at Janney Montgomery Scott, finds many compliments for the wings themselves but some disappointment with sales.

“Good product; too expensive,” one of the 29 franchisees surveyed (representing a total of 183 stores) says of Mighty [...]

Ready for Chicken McRib?

If you thought McDonald’s broke the mold when it created the McRib, think again. In Malaysia, McDonald’s has introduced the Chicken McRib sandwich, and there’s no reason why this idea couldn’t be imported to the U.S.

This isn’t simply a standard chicken sandwich bearing the McRib name. This is a chicken patty molded like the [...]

McDonald’s Planning Mighty Wings for Fall?

[Update: Following publication of this post, McDonald’s confirmed that it will roll out Mighty Wings nationally as an LTO on Sept. 9, 2013. Available through November, the bone-in chicken wings will be sold in 3, 5, and 10 pieces starting at $2.99. The company did not address other items mentioned in the operator's Facebook post. [...]