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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Umami’s Successor to Cronut and Ramen Buns

Umami’s Voltaggio Monte Cristo, with syrup

You’ve seen the Cronut-bun burger and the ramen-bun burger but you haven’t tried what Umami Burger will introduce to the world this Tuesday.

The result of a partnership with high-profile, highly respected Chef Michael Voltaggio, Umami’s Voltaggio Monte Cristo tops the chain’s signature 6-oz. beef burger patty with [...]

Twisted Root Giving Scouts a Fair Shake

Twisted Root Burger Co. has devised a clever social-media promotion that connects with local communities, kids, parents and anyone who loves a good milk shake.

The chain will offer a Girl Scout Cookie Shake in March as its monthly special. To do so, it needs Girl Scout Cookies. Lots of them. Like more than 500 [...]

Boston’s Introduces the Pizzaburger

If you thought the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger was the ultimate upgrade in burger buns, think again. Today the Dallas-based Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar chain introduces the Pizzaburger.

Pizzaburgers are available in Five-Cheese and Pepperoni & Bacon versions. The latter includes a half-pound Angus beef patty, signature pizza sauce, grated cheese, pepperoni and bacon, all [...]

Red Robin Adds Movie Tie-In Burger

For most chains “barbell marketing” means balancing low- and high-price menu items. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers walks that line, too, but it also has another balancing act to master: The chain is in the midst of a rebranding effort intended to attract more adults but it also needs to maintain its traditional appeal to families [...]

CKE Tweaks McD’s Over Angus; Wendy’s Tests BBQ Salad

Just as McDonald’s rolls out its new Quarter Pounder varieties that replace the discontinued Angus Third Pounder line, rival CKE Restaurants is reminding burger lovers that its Angus burgers aren’t leaving. Even better, CKE is offering $1 to salve McDonald’s customers’ broken hearts.

CKE took out a full-page ad in USA Today and [...]

The Oinkster’s Burger Week: A Case Study

Saturday’s burger is the Bell Beefer, aka Doritos Bell Beefer. That’s a 5-oz. beef patty with taco seasoning and a Doritos crust topped with shredded Cheddar, lettuce, pico de gallo, ranch dressing and Tapatío hot sauce on a burger bun.

“Burger Week” promotions have become marketing staples for a lot of burger joints. Sometimes [...]

NPD: Diners Are Loyal to Quality, Not Deals

Source: The NPD Group/”Defining Value Today: How Consumers Choose to Eat Out”

Diners are acutely price-conscious now but their dining preferences may be less strongly determined by promotional or price offers than some operators appear to believe. The NPD Group’s new report, “Defining Value Today: How Consumers Choose to Eat Out,” finds that loyalty [...]

Chains Join Burger Month Celebration

If it’s May 1 it’s the beginning of National Burger Month, a holiday I view much as I imagine most Irish pubs think of St. Patrick’s Day. It’s always burger month at BurgerBusiness.com. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few good burger ideas floating among the festivities. Independent burger bars’ ideas will be covered [...]