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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Flip Burger Boutique CEO Maps Growth

Does a concept where last week’s special was The Osso Bucco Burger (Osso Bucco patty, braised veal, braised ketchup, gremolata mayo, fried shallots and parsley) have a future as a chain? Rick Tasman, recently named CEO of Atlanta’s Flip Burger Boutique, is sure it does and he’s working to make that future bright.

Flip’s [...]

Farmer Boys Promotes “Farm-to-Table” Burgers

The world is catching up to Farmer Boys.

Farmer Boys added the third-pound The Natural burger last year.

When the Riverside, Calif.-based chain opened its first store in 1981, sourcing fresh local produce wasn’t the norm for QSRs. Serving breakfast all day was common at sit-down restaurants, but at Farmer Boys guests order at [...]

Freakin’ Unbelievable Confidence

Freakin’ Unbelievable Burgers, which opened little more than a year ago in Flint, Mich., already is looking to expand through franchising. A second location is expected to open this fall in Detroit, but owner Spartan Pastabilities sees too much potential in the concept to delay a move into franchising. There’s a lot to like about [...]

Israeli Burger Chain Opens First U.S. Location

Proof that the rise of the burger bar has been a global phenomenon comes in the opening here of Burgerīm, an Israeli quick-service chain with 62 locations back home. Signage proclaims it “A Burger Revolution,” and while that might be a bit hyperbolic, at least Burgerīm is a bit different from the competition.

Wedged into [...]

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 & [...]

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 [...]

One McDonald’s Operator’s View of the Arches

A McDonald’s franchisee for more than 40 years and operator of eight units, J.M. Owens this year became president of the Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators Association. He spoke with BurgerBusiness.com about the negative impact of ending the 2% payroll tax reduction; menu (including McWraps) and pricing; efforts to extend breakfast sales; and the chain’s intention [...]