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.
Chanticleer Holdings, parent of the Hooters chicken chain, announced an agreement to acquire all outstanding share of five-unit burger chain American Roadside Burgers (ARB). Terms of the acquisition were not released.
The signature four-patty Roadstar burger.
ARB like Chanticleer is based in Charlotte, N.C. The concept opened 10 years ago in Smithtown, N.Y. It [...]
Feeling the pinch from QSR burger chains’ $1 menus? Consider this response from Farm Burger in Decatur, Ga. On Monday, Aug. 19, it will hold “Grassfed Fête” to celebrate its 3½ years in business.
The celebration feature’s the concept’s own version of a $1 menu. And this one has local connections that no chain can [...]
Slater’s 50/50 has been upfront about being over-the-top since Scott Slater and Chef Brad Lyons opened the first in Anaheim Hills, Calif., in 2009. Known for its 50/50 burger patty made from equal parts ground beef and ground bacon and for its 100 beer taps, Slater’s 50/50 is nationally recognized for its creative Burgers of [...]
Wander around the burger world during National Burger Month and you encounter some fascinating things that need to be shared. Examples:
Burger-topped Bloody Bombers
→ “Secret menus” are a boring, overdone topic but this one’s interesting: At Atlanta’s Diesel Filling Station, the “Just What the Doctor Ordered” burger is available but isn’t on the [...]
Winning the 2013 A.1. Burger Brackets competition may have been Burgatory’s proudest moment so far, but it was hardly its first recognition. Already this year it was voted “Best Burger in Pittsburgh” by NBC affiliate WPXI and included on Urbanspoon’s list of “Most Popular Restaurant Bars in the U.S.” Last year it was named “Best [...]
Source: The NPD Group/Fall 2012 ReCount
The total number of U.S. restaurants increased by 4,442 or 0.7% to 616,008 between the fall of 2011 and fall 2012, according to new data from The NPD Group. Additionally, the number of QSR (quick service and fast casual) burger-menu restaurants grew by 0.7% as well.
But the [...]
Surprisingly, none of the food/restaurant prognosticators this year is forecasting the collapse of the better-burger bubble. Instead we read that people will abandon colas, that neck meat will be all the rage and that fast-casual concepts will all add drive-thru windows. Given such guesses, what the heck, here are BurgerBusiness.com’s predictions for 2013.