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McDonald’s ends its plant-based test in the U.S. Now what?

The fast-food burger chain is no longer testing its McPlant burger as analysts speculate that it didn’t go over as well as hoped.


Taziki’s turns consumers on to ‘the other red meat’ with its inflation-fighting lamb burger

Behind the Menu: The Mediterranean cafe developed the burger to showcase cost-effective ground lamb in a familiar format.

Technomic data reveals which restaurant brands are serving consumers’ favorite patties—and what makes them so sought after.

The burger chain planned to open up to 50 new units this year but has pared that down to 40 to 45 stores because of a variety of delays and slowdowns. Many will have to open in the fourth quarter.

The company plans to generate 4% annual restaurant growth by 2025. But a thin pipeline, weak units and supply chain hassles are making the process of getting there difficult.

The Bottom Line: The fast-food operator bought the fast-casual burger chain in 2020, just before the world changed. But CEO David Gibbs says the concept has been its “biggest success story.”

These are the largest quick-service and fast-casual burger chains last year, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report.

The culinary team worked to perfect the beef blend, cooking technique and execution to bring the chain's premium Wagyu Steakhouse Burger to the menu.

The chain is taking on McDonald's and Wendy's more directly with the Wagyu Steakhouse Burger, which features the quick-service sector's largest patty to date.

While consumers have been flocking to chicken concepts, burgers remain a major draw and chains serving them have thrived since the pandemic, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report.

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