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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McDonald’s Brings McGriddles to Breakfast Battle

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No other chain has something like the McGriddle, McDonald’s pancake/muffin hybrid, which likely is why the chain has followed the coffee giveaway that ended yesterday with a new marketing push for McGriddle sandwiches.

This, much more than free coffee, is McDonald’s response not only to Taco Bell’s entry into the breakfast market but also to [...]

McDonald’s Spain Promotes Local Beef

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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 [...]

U.S. Supermarket Testing of McCafé Coffee Has Begun

[Update: Photo added of McCafe on shelves.] [Update: McDonald's responded with this statement: "McDonald’s is committed to serving delicious, high quality coffee that our customers can feel good about – at a value. We are building on the momentum of our McCafé beverages in our restaurants by expanding these options as we increasingly strive to [...]

White Castle’s Authentic Waffles; McD’s Pretzel Buns

The great thing about White Castle’s announcement that it will add three sandwiches built on Belgian waffles is that these literally are Belgian waffles, as in imported by White Castle from Belgium. Why would you do that when waffles are so simple to make? Wouldn’t you want to make them fresh in the restaurant? The [...]

Is McDonald’s Free Coffee a Setup?

The news is that McDonald’s will be giving away free small coffees during breakfast hours from today through April 13. Why? Could it be the prelude to testing McCafé coffee at retail?

McDonald’s frequently hands out free coffee. National Coffee Day, Sept. 28, 2013: Free coffee in most markets. Again last December: free coffee in [...]

Breaking Down the Top 5 Burger Chains

The 10-Ks have been filed with the SEC allowing the annual comparative look at the balance of power among the largest burger chains. There’s one significant change this year.

A few years back, it was widely reported that Wendy’s had passed Burger King and become the No. 2 burger chain. News outlets repeated it [...]

McDonald’s COO Fenton Retiring in October

McDonald’s Corp. has realigned some management roles following the surprising announcement that Tim Fenton will step down as chief operating officer, effective Oct. 1, 2014. Fenton, 56, who has worked with McDonald’s for 41 years, said he needed to step aside due to chronic asthma.

“I simply cannot continue to meet the global travel demands [...]

Posh Making a Comeback on Menus

There’s a thaw under way that’s not just melting ice, it’s slowly melting away the fear of being too upscale that has gripped quick-service restaurants for the past year. From Burger King’s $1 BBQ Rib and McDonald’s Dollar Menu & More to Sonic’s $1 hot dogs, Checkers’ $2 Buffalo Chicken Strips and Jack in the [...]