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Smashburger

Operations

Fresh ideas positioned Smashburger for growth during the pandemic

The fast casual’s digital enhancements, marketing and hiring strategies and new design contributed to its success. And the launch of a crispy chicken sandwich didn’t hurt.

Food

Marijuana and Earth Day vie for menu attention this week

Taste Tracker: 4/20 specials at Jack in the Box, Sticky’s Finger Joint and more; sustainability rules at Ike’s and Sweetgreen; Smashburger dials up the heat on chicken sandwiches; and new LTOs make their debut.

Taste Tracker: Christmas in a cup from Dunkin’, Torchy’s Naughty Santa Taco, and spirited sips at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

Taste Tracker: Bennigan’s spirited cocktails, Logan’s party packs, Taziki’s festive starters and shakes with Christmas flavors

The better burger chain has expanded its test of the morning daypart and plans to offer it at all new stores going forward.

Family meals, popular and profitable now, may be here to stay for some concepts.

Meatless menu items surge during Lent.

In the latest test of a new entertainment draw, Tom's Watch Bar will feature the stadium-sized Megatron screen and 154 other HDTVs.

Consumers rank their top 10 favorites from a field of hundreds.

Carl Bachmann will oversee the Jollibee Foods Corp.-owned fast casual as it grows.

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