Taco Bell reloads Nacho Fries while Chili's and O'Charley's flip new burgers

Taste Tracker: Fresh spins on smoothies and shakes at The Habit Burger Grill, Smoothie King and Playa Bowls; Tim Horton’s revs up an energy drink; and salads and value meals headline menus.


BurgerFi taps former Smashburger president to be its next CEO

Carl Bachmann will jump from one fast-casual burger chain to the other when he takes over as BurgerFi CEO in July.

The Bottom Line: Remember when the fast-casual burger business was going to take loads of share from traditional fast-food chains? It never quite got there.

Executive chef John Karangis loves to cook vegetables, and after many iterations, he found a way to transform them into a burger made with real veggies.

Restaurant Rewind: McDonald’s is changing its burgers. Overhauls of well-known products can go either way. Just ask its arch-rival.

The Bobby's Burgers concept is already in six nontraditional locations, in casinos and Yankee Stadium. Now the first multi-unit franchisee agreement will bring a street side version to Chicago.

Taste Tracker: Firehouse, Veggie Grill and Potbelly spotlight new sandwiches; fresh bowls spring up at Pokeworks and Smoothie King; True Foods updates its lineup; and inventive drinks refresh menus.

The burger giant is temporarily closing corporate offices this week to notify employees who will be left without a job as part of its corporate restructuring. McDonald's argues the reorganization will speed up innovation.

New VP of culinary Art Carl is innovating across the menu, focusing on craveable options that can span the dayparts.

EYM King, a Texas-based operator who the brand sued in February for not paying royalties, is closing the locations over the next few weeks.

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