2014 Burger Brackets Voting is Over

Congratulations to champion Burgatory! Thank you for casting a record 149,789 votes and thank you to A.1. Steak Sauce for making this year’s competition possible.
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Back Yard Burgers Files Reorganization Plan

Memphis-based burger chain Back Yard Burgers filed a pre-negotiated Chapter 11 reorganization plan on Oct. 17, 2012, with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Southeast regional QSR characterized the filing as the final phase of a plan to restructure debt, reduce operating expenses, and “position Back Yard Burgers to grow its [...]

Culver on Leadership: Learn to Let Go

Craig Culver

Craig Culver, his wife, Lea, and his parents opened the first Culver’s Frozen Custard and ButterBurgers restaurant (a converted A&W) in Sauk City, Wis., in 1984. Culver’s now is the 11th largest burger chain in the U.S., with more than 450 locations in 19 [...]

London Calling: What’s Hot in the USA

Each year, Peter Backman travels from London to the NRA Show in Chicago to have a look at what’s up with the U.S. foodservice industry. The managing director of Horizons, the UK’s leading provider of data and insights about foodservice there and across Europe, Backman brings a unique perspective and authority to his assessment not [...]

Burgers Buck Restaurant-Count Decline

The number of U.S. restaurants is shrinking. But quick-service burger restaurants, both chains and independents, didn’t get that memo and continue to grow.

Source: NPD Group/BurgerBusiness.com graphic

Research released Monday by Chicago-based The NPD Group finds that the total number of U.S. restaurants declined by 6,483 or 1.1% between the fall of 2010 and [...]

Chef’s Choice Reflects New Thinking on Price

A day after Wendy’s said it needs to rebalance its menu by adding more premium-price items, Burger King showed how it’s done. The chain extended its top-of-the-line Chef’s Choice brand introduced just a few months ago with two new burgers.

Chef's Choices: Knockin' on the $5 door

The 5.5-oz.-patty Chef’s Choice burgers are priced [...]

Burger King Offers “Pizza-Size Burgers” in Japan

The Fresh Avocado Pizza-Size Burger as part of a BK Party Set meal.

Last year Burger King exported its multi-serving NY Pizza Burger from its Whopper Bar in New York City’s Times Square to Japan, where the giant was sold as a Christmas holiday specialty. The novelty burger was enough of a hit that [...]

55 Insights from the NRA Show

Peter Backman is managing director of Horizons, one of Britain’s leading foodservice consultancies. I’ve always found his annual analysis of the National Restaurant Association Show to be particularly insightful, and it has proved very popular with BurgerBusiness readers. Rather than give a link, I’ve printed this year’s, titled “A Chastened U.S. Foodservice Market,” for Memorial [...]

Jake’s Makes a New Name for Itself

Jake’s Wayback Burgers came within a fry’s length of unseating Blanc Burgers + Bottles as winner of this year’s Burger Brackets. Finishing second is never completely satisfying, but its hundred of votes show that the chain has amassed a cadre of loyalists who love its triple-patty Big Jake burger (at right), chicken, hot dogs, house-made [...]