The inspiration for a restaurant concept can come from all sorts of places. Chains have emerged from the food someone had on a great vacation, from a barbecue hobby and even from dumb dorm room jokes.
A mature segment, the burger business continues its stronghold in this country as plant-based proteins start to take root on its menus.
Carl Bachmann was named the new president of fast-casual burger chain Smashburger as part of several leadership changes announced by Jollibee Foods Corp., which acquired the fast-casual burger chain last year. Bachmann was formerly the chief operating officer for Smashburger.
In a deal valued at $10 million, the parent company to Fatburgerhas acquired Elevation Burger.
Chicago-based BDT Capital Partners has acquired a majority interest in Whataburger. As part of the transaction, Whataburger made a series of personnel moves. The burger chain’s headquarters will remain in San Antonio.
Former Taco Bueno COO Tony Darden was hired to serve as president and COO for MOOYAH Burgers, Fries and Shakes. He replaces Michael Mabry, who earlier this month was named chief development officer for Fuzzy’s Tacos.
Jose “Pepot” Miñana was named president of Smashburger, which was acquired by Jollibee Foods Corp. in February 2018.
Major foodservice distributors report strong quarterly results. Rental firms pursue restaurants. Taco Bell passes Burger King in sales to become the fourth largest restaurant chain. KFC stores in the UK ran out of chicken. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Bianco becomes Fatburger president.
The National Restaurant Association says the industry “posted a modest increase in November.” Restaurants sales increased .84 percent in 2017, according to government data. Consumers opened their wallets for Christmas but did restaurants share in the spending? Wahlburgers signed a deal with the Meijer chain. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
The Counter and Built Custom Burgers become part of the MTY portfolio.
Two burger chains prepare initial public offerings. Cracker Barrel’s recovery teams have restaurants affected by the hurricane up and running. The rule that effectively doubled the salary level of employees who were exempted from overtime pay appears dead. McDonald’s updates McCafe. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Sebazco reunites with Boston Pizza colleague Mabry.
Resistance to minimum wage increase arises in the Midwest. Hamburger chains find Chicago is a tough market. Does technology eliminate restaurant jobs? Michigan Restaurant Association survey shows sales are looking good. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Q&A with Andy D’Amico, founding chef/partner of 5 Napkin Burger, with locations in New York City and Boston
“Burgers, Bands and Bourbon” sum up the appeal of this Ohio-based gastropub.
Thanks to high-end ingredients, a chef-driven menu and an unusual partnership with another chain, Bad Daddy’s is poised to take its award-winning burgers national.
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