“Simple isn’t easy,” David Friedman says of Epic Burger, his seven-location “better burger” chain in Chicago. Unlike many competitors and against the current in the category, Epic’s menu is small: beef and turkey burgers that can be singles or doubles; chicken and Portobello mushroom burgers; a bunless burger for carbophobes and a grilled cheese sandwich. [...]
Michael Symon’s Fat Doug
Brad Halsten’s Blackened Sabbath
Perhaps it’s the slaw. Or the signature ShaSha Sauce. Or that the patty is made with equal parts ground sirloin, brisket and short rib that’s grilled and topped with pastrami, Swiss, that Napa cabbage slaw and that vinegary sauce. All those elements make up the [...]
Jake Melnick’s Patty Melt
The best way to start a new year is with fresh burger ideas, and there are a slew of them here. Several of our old favorites appear to have slept late and not announced their specials yet but that just means we can spotlight some first-time contributors that we hope [...]
No, the “burger boom” still isn’t over. It remains vital and appealing to both consumers and entrepreneurs. Burgers are culinary survivors: They can adapt no matter where mainstream tastes flow. If Peruvian-Korean fusion cuisine or heirloom tomatoes are what strike diners’ fancies, burgers can handle them.
Victory Burger’s Kimchi/Mayo Burger: Fresh toppings, house-made sauces [...]
A year ago, BurgerBusiness forecast that 2013 would be the “Year of the Bun.” As explained then, focusing on the bun would be “an opportunity to expand customer customization choices for a burger menu (always good), add gluten-free alternatives (responsible) and direct attention to the better bun if that better burger needs to shrink a [...]
Every restaurant chain is struggling to redefine value a consumers cut back on away-from-home dining. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse’s definition includes introduction next month of a new line of BJ’s Brewhouse Burgers as part of a streamlined menu.
The Huntington Beach, Calif.-based casual-dining chain announced a 2.2% decline in same-store sales for its Q3 ended [...]
Ted’s Montana Grill keeps its eyes on its burger menu and does a good job of periodically refreshing the lineup. For fall the Atlanta-based chain is cycling in three new burger choices as well as a salad and dessert.
Ted’s No. 10 Burger
The No. 10 burger first joined the menu in 2012 to [...]