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McDonald’s Spain Promotes Local Beef


Add Extremadura to the list that already included Charolais, Piedmontese and Chianina. All are prized local cattle in European countries that have have become burgers under McDonald’s Corp.’s continuing local sourcing commitment for meat as well as produce.

Beef raised in the Extremadura region of southwest Spain that borders Portugal is featured in a new [...]

French Burger Chain Protects its Turf

On the heels of Burger King’s return to France and its opening a unit in Paris’s busy Gare Saint-Lazare train station, France’s No. 2 burger chain Quick has unveiled a new small-space concept called “Burger Bar by Quick.”

The first is expected to open this summer in Paris.

The company said the new brand [...]

McDonald’s Fancies Chicken Schnitzel in Australia

McDonald’s will relaunch its “M Selections” premium tier to its menu in Australia next month when it unveils new Chicken Schnitzel sandwiches on sourdough, a breakfast burger and brands it all with distinctive black packaging. A second phase to the campaign in late March will see the return of the Angus the Great burger and [...]

BK’s 2013: Smarter If Not Richer

Burger King Worldwide CEO Daniel Schwartz called 2013 “an important year” but it wasn’t a great one. Diluted earnings per share rose 22.4% yet the key indicators of restaurant performance were shaky. Globally, Burger King reported a 1.7% increase in comp sales for Q4 and a 0.5% increase for the year. Comp sales for North [...]

France’s Favorite Food? Burgers

McBaguette has bested the baguette. A study from food consultancy Gira Conseil concludes that burgers now are the most popular food in France.

The French, who once turned up their noses at American-style burgers, now can’t get enough. And it’s not just McDonald’s 1,200 French locations that fuel the demand. The rise has come from [...]

Top New International Burger Bars of 2013

On July 1 BurgerBusiness.com listed the “Top 30 New Burger Joints of 2013’s First Half” to illustrate how vibrant the restaurant industry’s burger segment continues to be. A list of top openings from the second half also will come but it’s worth noting how international the burger-bar movement has become. You can get a “Brooklyn [...]

Monday Meeting: KFC’s Breakfast; McRib’s Return

“Everyone’s attracted by breakfast,” Dunkin’ Brands Chairman-CEO Nigel Travis told analysts last week. “Everyone’s particularly attracted by coffee.” Breakfast is attractive enough that KFC has begun offering a morning meal at selected stores in Sydney, Australia.

It’s a limited foray into mornings with just a Bacon & Egg Roll and hash-brown patty. But it does [...]

McWrap’s Global Trek Extending to Australia

In a tightly competitive and unpredictable global Informal Eating Out market, the McWrap has proven to be one of McDonald’s steadiest successes. Next week McWrap continues its march around the world when it is introduced in Australia, according to sources.

Speaking at the Sanford Bernstein 2013 Strategic Decisions Conference in May, McDonald’s Corp. CEO Don [...]