No wonder he’s an Iron Chef. Michael Symon‘s Cleveland burger joint B Spot is barely four months old but he was judged winner of the People’s Choice Award Thursday at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. Symon’s “Fat Doug” burger was topped with pastrami, Swiss cheese and slaw. Runner up was Bobby [...]
Quick-service restaurants’ advertising spending increased 1.3% in 2009 while overall ad outlays fell 9.0% to $36.1 billion according to new data from The Nielsen Company. Advertising by full-service restaurants declined 3.6% during the year.
Total ad spending felt the impact of sharp declines by automakers (-23.4%) and auto dealerships (-23.0%). QSRs were one of only [...]