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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Shoney’s: Now Available in Fast-Casual Style

One of the oldest American family/burger restaurant brands embraces the new fast-casual philosophy tomorrow when Shoney’s opens its limited-service prototype, Shoney’s On the Go, in Houston.

Beginning as Alex “Shoney” Schoenbaum’s Parkette Drive-In in Charleston, W.Va., in 1947, the name became Shoney’s and the restaurant became a Big Boy franchisee in 1951. The Big Boy [...]

Quarterly Calls Offer Mid-Year Updates

Quarterly earnings conference calls by Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, The Wendy’s Company and Jack in the Box provided interesting snapshots of where the burger-restaurant business stood through the first half of 2012.

Same-store sales reports were positive if not stellar. Red Robin’s comp sales for it Q2 ended July 8 were up 0.8% thanks to [...]

Smashburger Creates First Major Ad Campaign

Adopting a marketing presence to match its national brand stature, Smashburger this month has launched a broadcast/digital ad campaign along with its new logo and tagline that all focus on its “smashing” identity.

“Smashed fresh. Served delicious” is the tagline used with the logo and in a series of 60-second radio spots. The spots introduce [...]

Fast-Casual Still Outpacing Industry Growth

Fast-casual continues to be the engine driving overall restaurant growth, and Five Guys Burgers and Fries remains the leader among fast-casual burger-menu restaurants, according to new data from Chicago-based Technomic.

Technomic has increased to 150 from 100 the number of top fast-casual chain brands covered in its annual report, in itself an indication of the [...]

Red Robin Serves It Up Tavern Style

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The menu differentiation between Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and its fast-casual spin off Red Robin’s Burger Works continues to blur. Added today as the latest item for Red Robin’s menu is a Red’s Tavern Double burger with two beef patties topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato and “Red’s Secret Tavern Sauce” on a toasted sesame [...]

Look Out: Good Times Burgers is Making its Move

Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard isn’t one of the big boys, but neither is it a corner burger joint. Publicly traded and based in Golden, Colo., the “better burger” chain has 43 locations, most of them in Colorado. This week Good Times President-CEO Boyd Hoback, with the chain since 1992, announced a “financial advisory [...]

A $17 Burger? You Got a Problem With That?

Zach Conine doesn’t. And he’s cool with charging $5 for fries, too. The VP-development for LEV Restaurant Group says the menu for its i♥burgers restaurant that it opened in December 2010 in the ultra toney The Shoppes at The Palazzo hotel/casino is not just fairly priced, it’s the least-expensive dining option in the complex. LEV [...]

Red Robin Expanding Fast-Casual Burger Works

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers plans to open four more locations for its Red Robin’s Burger Works fast-casual concept this year, the company announced today. These will include a location on the Ohio State University campus while others will be in the Denver area, where the first Burger Works opened last year.

Burger Works has more-limited [...]