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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Cheeseburger in Paradise Off to Slow Start Under Luby’s

Luby’s Inc. concedes that—initially, at least—its absorption of the Cheeseburger in Paradise brand it acquired in December is being more difficult than expected. Speaking to analysts today about results for its fiscal third quarter, ended May 8, 2013, President-CEO Christopher Pappas addressed a 13% decline in Cheeseburger in Paradise (CiP) sales compared with the year-earlier [...]

Menu Imbalance Hurts Burger King Sales

Burger King’s sales momentum faltered in Q1 as the introductions of its new Seattle’s Best coffee platform and Bacon Gouda Breakfast Sandwiches plus items such as the Avocado Whopper failed to translate into positive sales growth. For the quarter, Burger King same-store sales declined 3%, with global comp sales down 1.4%.

Former CFO and [...]

Whataburger Taking Its Condiments to Retail

Whataburger is venturing into retail sales for the first time, announcing that its signature condiments—Fancy Ketchup, Spicy Ketchup and Original Mustard—will be sold exclusively at H-E-B stores in Texas and Mexico this summer.

The San Antonio-based chain’s Original Mustard, which dates to its founding in 1950, will be sold in 16-oz. containers with a label [...]

Good Times: Four Reasons We Like Bad Daddy’s

In April 2012, Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard hired Heathcote Capital LLC, many assumed the Golden, Colo.-based regional QSR was seeking a buyer. But President-CEO said that on the contrary Good Times was looking to buy. This week 39-unit Good Times announced deals with Charlotte, N.C.-based Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar. BurgerBusiness.com spoke with Good [...]

Good Times Acquires Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar Stake

Good Times’ Big Daddy Bacon Cheeseburger

[Update: Read the interview with Good Times CEO Boyd Hoback explaining the deal. It's here.] In retrospect, the headline for the BurgerBusiness.com interview in February with Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar co-owner Frank Scibelli was prescient: “Good Times for Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar.” Now, indeed, Good Times Burgers & [...]

Easterbrook Returns to Guide McDonald’s Marketing

Steve Easterbrook

Steve Easterbrook, the the former president of McDonald’s Europe who left the chain in 2011 to head PizzaExpress (and who then went on to be CEO of Wagamama Limited), rejoined McDonald’s Corp. as EVP-Global Chief Brand Officer. He’ll oversee marketing, menu development and consumer and business insights. It’s a post Easterbrook previously, [...]

Is Jamie Oliver Crashing the Burger Party?

Crusading British chef Jamie Oliver who has battled to improve food prepared and served in U.S. schools and has railed against fast-food chains is planning to open The Dog House & Diner in London, according to Britain’s The Independent and reported by Eater.com. The paper says the menu will feature hot dogs, burgers and ribs.


b. good Gets It Right and Real

b. good business partners Jon Olinto (l.) and Anthony Ackil (co-founder Tony Rosenfeld serves as interim head chef)

Anthony Ackil, Jon Olinto and Tony Rosenfeld opened the first b. good restaurant in Boston’s Back Bay in January 2004. The concept’s signage promises “Real. Food. Fast” and the idea from the start was to prepare [...]