Peter Backman is managing director of London-based Horizons FS Limited, the UK’s most respected foodservice authority. Again this year, he was in Chicago for the just concluded National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show. And as he has been kind enough to do in the past, Peter has again shared with BurgerBusiness.com his report to Horizons’ [...]
McDonald’s is letting UK customers handle the tricky matter of menu development, if only briefly, through its popular crowdsourcing promotion, My Burger. First introduced in Germany in 2011 as “Mein Burger, the program invites burger lovers to create their own dream burger. McDonald’s will put five winning burgers on its menu this fall as one-week [...]
Perhaps what the breakfast competition needs is a good SPAM cheeseburger. At least that’s Burger King’s thinking in Japan where the chain this week relaunched its morning menu with an interesting array of foods not usually associated with breakfast. The menu has three price tiers. At ¥290, or US$2.83, are a Morning Burger with cheese [...]
The great thing about White Castle’s announcement that it will add three sandwiches built on Belgian waffles is that these literally are Belgian waffles, as in imported by White Castle from Belgium. Why would you do that when waffles are so simple to make? Wouldn’t you want to make them fresh in the restaurant? The [...]
Hot dogs are the fastest-growing item on English menus, growing in popularity and sophistication in much the same way that burgers have done in the U.S. over the past decade.
Last summer hot dogs cracked the list of the Top 20 foods in Britain across all categories (pub, restaurant and hotel) on British researcher Horizons’ [...]