Johnny Rockets announced a sweeping plan to reimagine itself with four new prototypes operating under the Johnny Rockets Route 66 name. Each is different, including a drive-in-movie concept, a drive-thru concept (with breakfast menu), a food truck and a mobile pop-up restaurant. Some of the first of these prototypes could debut by year-end.
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Burger King Worldwide has confirmed talks to acquire Canadian chain Tim Hortons. The combined entity would be headquartered in Canada as a tax-reducing move. Please see the earlier post, “Tim Hortons and QSRs’ New Reality” here. Burger King’s announcement follows:
OAKVILLE, ON, and MIAMI, FL, August 24, 2014 – In response to media reports, Tim [...]
The $10 million to $25 million McDonald’s reportedly spends annually to be a World Cup sponsor is the proverbial double-edged sword. On the one hand, the Cup is one of the best events with which a brand can be associated. But for McDonald’s, the success of this year’s World Cup meant millions of people were [...]
Despite the incessant chatter about “burger wars,” the competitor McDonald’s should be closely watching is neither Burger King nor Wendy’s but Chick-fil-A, according to an investor brief from Janney Montgomery Scott analyst Mark Kalinowski. He calls the chicken chain a “serious and growing competitive threat” to the largest QSR brand.
Chick-fil-A won’t top McDonald’s in [...]
Looking for a burger restaurant? You’ll have the best luck in California or Mississippi. California has the largest number of burger joints; 11.72% of all Mississippi restaurants are burger-menu spots, highest share in the U.S. And if you want an independent burger spot rather than a chain location, your best bet is Washington, where 26.61% [...]
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 [...]
McDonald’s Corp. has realigned some management roles following the surprising announcement that Tim Fenton will step down as chief operating officer, effective Oct. 1, 2014. Fenton, 56, who has worked with McDonald’s for 41 years, said he needed to step aside due to chronic asthma.
“I simply cannot continue to meet the global travel demands [...]