Luby’s Inc., which purchased burger chain Fuddruckers two years ago, came back for seconds this week, announcing it will acquire the 23-unit Cheeseburger in Paradise chain. Houston based Luby’s will pay $11 million plus “customary reimbursements for cash-on-hand, inventory, and accounts receivable offset by liabilities assumed at closing.” Prior-year revenues for those Cheeseburger in Paradise [...]
In Austin, Texas, and Atlanta, McDonald’s is testing the Egg White Delight McMuffin, a lower calorie (260 vs. 300), more healthful version of the iconic Egg McMuffin. In September, when it unveiled its new menu boards with calorie info, the chain had announced earlier that it intends to make an egg-white sandwich available nationally in [...]
By all rights, 2012 should have been the year the burger business stopped to catch its breath and reassess. Beef prices had skyrocketed. A decade or so of rapid growth had critics expecting a bubble burst for better burgers. Instead, 2012 welcomed a bumper crop of great new burger joints. Included here are more than [...]
The Whiplash Whopper is back at Burger King in Canada.
[Update: Red Robin is bringing back the Chili Chili Cheeseburger, inviting customers to vote on next revival.] Given an economic environment that McDonald’s Corp. CEO Don Thompson recently called “uncertain and fragile,” chains are trying to minimize the uncertainty by bring back limited-time-offer burgers [...]
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.