'McWhopper' not to be, Wayback Burgers issues offer

Burger King’s marketing effort to create a 'McWhopper' aimed at generating awareness for Peace Day has been declined by McDonald's. Wayback Burgers, however, wants to partner with Burger King to raise money for UNICEF.

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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


McDonald's increases size of Quarter Pounder

McDonald's Quarter Pounder has put on weight, as beef prices have climbed.

Consumers gobbling up meat snacks, beef seeing stiff competition

An push to eat healthier is spurring more protein-based meat snacks consumption in past five years.

Culver's raises $500K for FFA

The Wisconsin-based chain netted a half a million dollars for agriculture organizations through its "Thank You Farmers" initiative.

Burger sales up, sandwich and chicken sales down in 2014

Diners ordered 9 billion serving of burgers in U.S. restaurants and foodservice outlets last year, three percent more than the year before. Meanwhile, sandwiches were down 2 percent and chicken dropped 9 percent.

McDonald's global comp sales down 1% for 2014

Troubles continue for the fast food giant, with global comp sales down 1 percent for the year and falling guest traffic.

Burger King brings back nugget deal, sparking talk of price war

Burger King’s previous chicken nugget promotion, which ran in October, helped the company post a 3.6 percent gain in same-store sales in the U.S. and Canada for the third quarter.

McDonald's Japan posts first annual loss in 11 years amid food-safety scandal

Diners have found plastic, vinyl and a human tooth in McDonald's Japan food in recent months.

Krystal adds Hushpups side

The Hushpups are available as a snack or as a side along any combo meal, including with Krystal's new fish sandwich, also available for a limited time.

Would you like fries with your Mutton Whopper?

Burger King has dropped beef and pork products from its menu in India in deference to the beliefs of the country's sizable Hindu and Muslim populations, the Wall Street Journal reports. In the place of those proteins, diners will find...

GPS Hospitality Partners purchases 39 Cincinnati-area Burger Kings

An Atlanta-based franchise group has purchased 39 Burger King restaurants in the Cincinnati area.

Burger King takes a bite out of nugget pricing

Burger King announced that it would drop the price of its 10-piece chicken nuggets to $1.49 for a limited time at participating stores.

McDonald's Australia testing upscale burger options

McDonald's Australia is testing an upscale burger menu at a location in Sydney.

Good Times announces 11.9% same-store sales increase for Q4

Good Times Restaurants Inc. announced that its Good Times' same store sales increased 11.9 percent in its fourth fiscal quarter ending Sept. 30 over the prior year's increase of 18.2 percent.

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.

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.

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