Wisconsin Cheese Adds Value

When you turn cheeseburgers into Wisconsin Cheeseburgers, you’re not just adding extra flavor, you’re adding the prestige of award-winning quality. Quality your customers will pay a premium for.
Click HERE to visit the Wisconsin Cheese Burger page and get the recipe for the Wisconsin Provolone Portobello Pesto Burger shown below!

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The Rise of the Frickle

Long dill pickle slices have been something of a signature on burgers served at Canada’s Harvey’s chain. But now its customers have a new topping/side option: deep-fried dill pickle spears.

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McD’s Franchisees Target McCafé, Happy Meals for Cuts

McCafé and Happy Meals are the top candidates McDonald’s franchisees name when asked what should be cut from or simplified on the chain’s menu. Janney Montgomery Scott restaurant analyst Mark Kalinowski’s most recent survey of franchisees led him to lower his estimate of December same-store sales to -2.1%. McDonald’s Corp. will announce December sales and [...]

2015 Dawns with Patty Melt Parade

Is this going to be another big year for patty melts? I didn’t predict such a trend but the new year has begun with the appearance of several variations on the classic burger-and-cheese-on-toast concept. Among them:

Johnny Rockets

At the 15-location Burger 21 chain, a jazzed-up patty melt is the new special. [...]

Forecast: Flurry of Late Menu Additions

Just when it looked like Carl’s Jr.’s All-Natural Burger and Burger King’s Yumbo Hot Ham & Cheese were going to be December’s only significant new menu introductions from burger chains, a few brands have slipped some last-minute treats onto menu boards. Among them:

Hardee’s

Whataburger

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Hot Dogs, Chicken Boost Sonic Sales

Sonic Drive-Ins reported a robust 4.6% increase in same-store sales for its Q4 (ended Aug. 31, 2014) and credited the strong showing in part to a menu shift to hot dogs and chicken. However, the chain said its sales would have been even stronger had it not encountered “glitches” with its new point-of-service technology.

“In [...]

Innovation Drives Chain Sales Gains

Burger giants Wendy’s and Jack in the Box reported strong performances in the last quarter. Both had solid same-store sales; both credited their gains in part to menu innovation. But 36-store Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard proved their match in both categories.

Good Times’ PawBender for dogs

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Burgers of the Month Specials for August 2014

Kooper’s Tavern’s Short Rib & Brisket Burger

With no national holidays or major happenings other than summer, August apparently is a freestyle month for burger creativity. The names of some of the August Burger of the Month choices at burger bars around the world show charming eclecticism: The Code Orange and The Mighty Exhorder; [...]

McDonald’s Operators: Time for Reinvention?

The surveys of McDonald’s franchisees conducted regularly by Janney Montgomery Scott analyst Mark Kalinowski usually produce gripes about corporate management’s handling of marketing, menu and internal communications. But the latest survey, released this week, also includes a few expressions of doubt about that brand itself that are unusual. Given that McDonald’s U.S. sales were down [...]