McDonald’s Envies Chick-fil-A’s Fried Chicken Sandwich

McDonald’s wants a Southern fried chicken sandwich to call its own. Reflecting the competitive urgency for this sandwich, the National Owners Association of McDonald’s franchisees likens its importance to the U.S. landing on the moon. “JFK called for a man on the moon, our call should be a category-leading chicken sandwich,” reads a Wednesday email […]

The Roy Rogers Revival Is Fueled by Roadside Rest Stops and Its Classic Menu

While Burger King devises new ways to troll McDonald’s, Roy Rogers restaurants are happily preaching “Family Values. Family Business.” The quick-service restaurant chain known for quarter-pound cheeseburgers, roast beef sandwiches, fried chicken, and an unlimited “Fixin’s Bar” is on the comeback trail. After years spent in a state of perpetual fast-food free fall, a brand […]

Got the Munchies? Food Brands Are Taking 4/20 Celebrations to the Next Level

It’s April 20th–better known by cannabis enthusiasts as 4/20–and various food brands are finding new ways to celebrate the national marijuana holiday with hungrier-than-usual customers. Corporations have been cashing in on the holiday for years, with punny tweets and promotions about the munchies. Now they’re riding a tailwind of popularity, with the ongoing green wave […]

Danny Meyer’s Lessons Learned From Going Cashless, Eliminating Tipping, and the Shake Shack IPO

As the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, the founder of Shake Shack, and arguably one of the most powerful people in restaurant world, there are few people better to ask advice of and lessons learned in this industry than Danny Meyer. While discussing USHG’s latest opening, Cedric’s at The Shed in Hudson Yards, this […]

Burger King Is Starting a Fast Food Fight With KFC (Which Turned Colonel Sanders Into Colonel RoboCop?)

Always hankering to start a fast food fight, Burger King launched an ad campaign for its new flame-grilled chicken sandwich Thursday that revolves around roasting competitor KFC. “When it comes to flame grillin’, a King always outranks a Colonel,” said Burger King’s newly dubbed KFG (King of Flame Grilling), wearing a white suit straight out […]