[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 [...]
The Dollar Menu & More was just introduced to McDonald’s U.S. stores but the chain already is looking for ways to leverage that budget menu. One possibility is the “Mickey D’s Value Pack” multi-person meals that a McDonald’s spokesperson confirmed are being tested in select Western Division markets.
In Dallas, two options are being offered; [...]
The difficulty of the current restaurant marketplace is such that despite reporting solid results, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers executives felt compelled to advise analysts that sales increases are hard won. “The environment continues to be volatile from a consumer spending [perspective],” SVP-CFO Stuart Brown cautioned. “Consumers continue to pull back even more than we had [...]
Two major burger chains are making good on earlier promises to expand their premium-burger menus. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers had initiated testing of a line of high-end burgers while Wendy’s this week rolls out its much-anticipated Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger.
Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger
In May, Red Robin CEO Steve Carley told analysts the chain [...]
Just as McDonald’s rolls out its new Quarter Pounder varieties that replace the discontinued Angus Third Pounder line, rival CKE Restaurants is reminding burger lovers that its Angus burgers aren’t leaving. Even better, CKE is offering $1 to salve McDonald’s customers’ broken hearts.
CKE took out a full-page ad in USA Today and [...]