Burger King is working on improving the overall health of its franchise system by culling “older and lower performing restaurants.” The fast-food chain’s CEO, Joshua Kobza, informed shareholders in May that between 300 and 400 locations would be closed before the end of 2023. At that time, the company had already closed over 120 Burger King restaurants bringing the total in the United States to less than 7,000. Historically, the fast-food chain closes a couple hundred locations each year, but […]

What if every time you had a craving for a juicy burger, a vegan fast-food shop around the corner could fill that need pronto? That’s what Canadian chain Odd Burger is working toward in the near future.  Established in London, ON in 2016, Odd Burger made history as the world’s first vegan fast-food chain to offer a 24-hour drive-thru in 2017, taking over a former location of the popular Canadian fast-food chain Harvey’s.  On the menu at Odd Burger, customers […]

For a long time, Burger King was Pepsi to McDonald’s Coke. At some point, however, that changed and Wendy’s managed to work its way into the conversation, first making it a fast-food burger big three, and then actually becoming the number two brand in the space. That’s an embarrassing predicament for the Restaurant Brands International (QSR) – Get Free Report chain. Burger King has responded by trying to be a menu innovator. It has been daring (albeit with mixed success) […]

Comedian, actor, and entrepreneur Kevin Hart is slated to open vegan fast-food chain Hart House in the Los Angeles area this summer. The new restaurant is a partnership between Hart, entrepreneur Andy Hooper, and chef Michael Salem. The chef previously worked as the head of culinary innovation at Burger King and helped bring on the Impossible Whopper, a defining moment in the plant-based shift currently happening in the fast-food industry.  “I am thrilled to announce that I have collaborated with […]

Photo: Josh Wussow As a resident of Wisconsin, I’m firmly in the heart of Culver’s country. Among other things, this means I’m never too far from the buttery embrace of a good hamburger. But even with one of the best of the regional franchises within easy reach, I often feel the need to step outside the chains. That’s where Chip’s, my local burger dive, comes into play. With barely a handful of locations, these drive-thru classics are as well-worn as […]

Mark Kalinowski, an industry analyst, says restaurant stocks have been “beaten down” lately. He said the owner of Burger King and Popeyes is on the hunt to buy a big fast-food brand. Here are three acquisition targets he thinks would make sense for Restaurant Brands International. The owner of Burger King, which bought Firehouse Subs in late 2021 for $1 billion, is on the hunt for another fast-food brand, a veteran analyst said. Mark Kalinowski, the founder of Kalinowski Equity […]

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police believe a group of young males is responsible for a crime spree targeting fast-food restaurants in the city. Authorities say the five suspects appear to be between 16 and 20 years old. “In many of these robberies, in fact, all of them, they are done like a takeover,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Frank Vanore. “One or two of the individuals either jump the counter or find a way to get back behind the counter. […]

When “Beyond Fried Chicken” was added to Louisville-based Kentucky Fried Chicken‘s menu on Jan. 10, it became instantly clear that plant-based meat alternatives had gone mainstream. “We couldn’t be prouder to partner with KFC to offer a best-in-class product that not only delivers the delicious experience consumers expect from this iconic chain but also provides the added benefits of plant-based meat,” said Ethan Brown, founder and CEO of Beyond Meat. Made with pea protein and flavored with KFC’s signature “finger-lickin’ good” seasonings, the Beyond Fried Chicken menu item is the most recent addition to “on-the-go” faux […]

On January 5, Burger King locations across the United Kingdom are launching vegan chicken nuggets. The new menu item is available in six-piece, nine-piece, or 20-piece boxes along with sweet chili dipping sauce. The vegan chicken nuggets were developed by Dutch brand The Vegetarian Butcher—which was acquired by multinational conglomerate Unilever in 2018—and are made from a blend of soy and plant protein and coated in a crispy batter. And, like many other UK restaurant menu items, the new vegan […]

GILMER, Texas (KETK) – Smiling faces, and the smell of wonderful food greeted people Wednesday at Bubba’s Fat Burger’s third annual free Thanksgiving meal at the Gilmer Yamboree grounds. Last year their event fed 600 people, and this year they hoped to feed 1500. What places in East Texas will be open on Thanksgiving 2021 “Four years ago, the Lord came to me and told me to do this,” said James Brown, owner of Bubba’s Fat Burger. They were offering […]