Wayback Burgers launches national burger eating contest

Wayback Burgers announced it will host its seventh annual Triple Triple Burger Eating Contest on Sept. 18. Whichever customer eats the Triple Triple burger the fastest will win the grand prize of $3,330.

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Burger King launches another wave of menu items

The chain is now offering turkey burgers for the first time ever.

QSRs upgrading to keep pace with fast casual growth

Segment lines blurring as QSRs remodel and fast casuals add drive-thrus.

Blurring of the lines between QSR and Fast Casual

By Mindy Armstrong, Insights Manager, Food IQ    There was time when the segments in foodservice were clearly defined. Each segment served a different need.

Wendy's admits marketing miss with W cheeseburger

Company will continue to leverage Wendy Thomas in ad campaigns.

Q&A: Craig Culver talks about Culver's positioning as 'original' better burger

Wisconsin-based chain's first quarter comps were up 16 percent.

Burger King launches biggest marketing, menu initiatives ever

New website, menu boards, uniforms and packaging have also been introduced.

2012 Top 10 food trends include "heirloom foods"

Look for more restaurant concepts to embrace Neapolitan pizza, burgers topped with an egg, and Nordic cuisine.

How Wendy's dethroned The King

Burger King's identity crisis in 2008 and the commensurate sales slide left the chain vulnerable for a revolution.

Jack in the Box upgrading its burger line

Chain jumping into increasingly heated "better burger" space.

Burger Wars will heat up again

Wendy's and Burger King have the right leadership in place to get back to positive sales and competitiveness.

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NEWS


CKE Restaurants Holdings surpasses 3,500 restaurants worldwide

The opening of a Hardee's in Marassi, Egypt, and a Carl’s Jr. in Conroe, Texas, mark major milestones for CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc. Opened in late July, the Marassi Hardee's is CKE's 3500th restaurant worldwide.

Customers not 'Satisfried' with Burger King's lower-calorie fries

About two-thirds of Burger King Worldwide Inc. stores in the U.S. and Canada are phasing out Satisfries, the restaurant chain's lower-calorie alternative introduced less than a year ago, according to Bloomburg News.

Cravings, customization driving higher burger consumption

According to new research from Technomic, consumers are eating burgers more often than ever before. The overwhelming majority of consumers (95 percent) say they eat burgers at least once a month, driven mostly by cravings. Half of consumers (49 percent) cite cravings as one of the top reasons they purchased a burger on their most recent occasion.

Carl's Jr., Hardee's Superman-themed burger includes 6 slices of bacon

As part of its partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures' "Man of Steel," hitting theaters on June 14, Carl's Jr.

Carl's Jr., Hardee's land promotional partnership with 'Man of Steel'

CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurants, and Warner Bros.

White Castle marks National Hamburger Month with 25-cent Sliders

Throughout May, which is National Hamburger Month, White Castle will host a "Slider-bration" by offering its signature burger for 25 cents. During the entire month, 24 hours a day and seven days a week, a different White Castle around the...

In-N-Out's Double Double Burger tops consumer ranking

The Double-Double Burger from In-N-Out was ranked the "Top Fast Food Burger" in a crowd-sourced ranking from more than 3,000 quick-service restaurant customers, according to a new survey by Ranker.com. Survey respondents were asked to vote from a list of...

Heidi Klum promotes CKE's new Jim Beam Bourbon Burger

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurants have introduced the new Jim Beam Bourbon Burger. The offering features rich and tangy sauce flavored with Jim Beam bourbon — one of the top-selling bourbons in the world — as well as crispy onion...

Wendy's signs Dick Vitale for Baconator campaign

Dick Vitale, known for his colorful basketball commentary on ESPN, has been signed by Wendy's to push its Baconator and Son of Baconator burgers. According to Sports Business Daily, Vitale will appear in television and radio ads that will air...

Carl's Jr., Hardee's introduce jalapeno turkey burger

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's are spicing up the holidays with the introduction of the Jalapeno Turkey Burger.

Burger King extends Whopper promotion

Due to popular demand, Burger King is bringing back its 55-cent deal in honor of the Whopper's 55th anniversary. From Dec.

Burger King rolls out new Whoppers for birthday celebration

To celebrate the 55th anniversary of the its signature Whopper sandwich, Burger King has rolled out two new, limited-time-only variations in commemorative retro-style packaging. Also, seasoned sweet potato curly fries are available for the promotion.

Krystal marks 80th anniversary with 25-cent burgers

The Krystal Company will kick off its 80th anniversary Oct. 24 with parties at its 350 restaurants throughout the Southeast.

Wendy's introduces Bacon Portabella Melt cheeseburger

Wendy's has introduced its latest bacon offering – the new Bacon Portabella Melt cheeseburger. The melt includes Wendy's North American, fresh, never frozen beef, topped with thick-cut Applewood Smoked Bacon, and sautéed portabella mushrooms in a creamy cheddar cheese sauce made with Old English Cheddar.

Jack in the Box debuts Sourdough Cheesesteak Melt

Beginning today at participating restaurants, Jack in the Box is offering a Sourdough Cheesesteak Melt. The new sandwich features sliced steak, grilled onions, fire-roasted red and green peppers and melted cheese, and is topped with a mayo onion sauce and...

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