Canada’s Le Burger Week continues to grow. In its inaugural year in 2012, 30 restaurants in Montreal took part. Last year it expanded to include Quebec City and Winnipeg. This year’s event, held September 1-7, involved 180 burgers across six Canadian cities. As an outreach to stimulate the restaurant business there, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, was included [...]
At New Orleans Saints game, fans yell “Who dat?”—a shortened version of “Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?” It’s a 30-year-plus local tradition, so local Sonic Drive-In franchisee Kergan Bros. is heralding the new NFL season with the return of its Who Dat! Burger.
The catch phrase is emblazoned on the crown of [...]
What happens when Labor Day blows the whistle telling summer it’s time to get out of the pool? Right. That’s why I’m pleased to see “Back to School” burgers as September specials at three burger joints. Last year, no one rode that theme but Flipdaddy’s, Milwaukee Burger Co. and Romers Burger Bar all tried their [...]
It seems obvious. If Burger King is looking for something special for its “Burgers at Breakfast” initiative, it need look no farther than its New Zealand menu. That’s where the chain has added a Breakfast Whopper, a burger topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato and egg. Easy! It wouldn’t even violate the ongoing BK dictum that [...]
Wendy’s new Smoked Gouda Chicken on Brioche sandwich is the latest example of quick-service burger calling on cheeses as well as upscale buns to raise consumer perception of their products.
Wendy’s Smoked Gouda Chicken on Brioche
The premium-price ($4.79) sandwich continues Wendy’s menu skew toward chicken but breaks it away from Asiago, which has [...]
Chef Michael Scelfo’s “secret burger” set off a social-media frenzy when he ran the kitchen at Russell House Tavern in Cambridge, Mass. He’d tease diners on Twitter or Facebook with hints about the day’s off-menu burger until they just had to have it. Last year he opened his own restaurant across town, Alden & Harlow, [...]
It was a quiet week in Burgerland, but these seven caught my eye.
Toma’s Dream Come True
Spritz Burger’s Collision
→ Toma-Burger Addiction in Toronto called their burger a Dream Come True and it just might be so. That’s a beef patty with double Cheddar, house-made pulled pork, caramelized onion and [...]