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SONIC Presents Yearly Awards at National Convention

2017-10-06 SONIC Drive-In, the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, presented 10 awards to franchisees and operators at the 2017 SONIC National Conven...

Randy Simon Tapped to Lead Freddy’s Next Chapter

2017-10-04 Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers announced that Randy Simon was named CEO & president of the company he cofounded more than 15 years ago...

Jack in the Box Introduces New Ribeye Burgers

2017-10-02 Jack in the Box introduced fast food’s first 100 percent Ribeye Burger on Monday.

Chipotle's Tasty Made Taps Chef Richard Blais

2017-09-26 Chipotle Mexican Grill entered into a partnership with chef, restaurateur, and James Beard–nominated cookbook author, Richard Blais, for its Tasty Mad...

Burger 21 to Reward BFFs on National Cheeseburger Day

2017-09-06 Get ready to melt on National Cheeseburger Day, September 18, with Burger 21 as the award-winning “beyond the better burger” fast casual franchise rew...

In-N-Out Sues Smashburger over Sandwich Names

2017-08-30 A Smashburger product that is posting double-digit sales increases for the brand has caught the attention of a competitor.

Smashburger Launches Triple Double Burger Nationwide

2017-07-11 Smashburger is adding the all-new Triple Double to its national menu on July 11.

Wienerschnitzel Debuts Gourmet Burgers Nationwide

2017-06-27 Some of the best new hamburgers of the year aren’t being served at a leading burger restaurant but at a growing national chain known for something els...

Wahlburgers Moves Into Memphis

2017-06-19 Wahlburgers, the better-burger restaurant founded by executive chef Paul Wahlberg and brothers Mark and Donnie, will open this fall at 349 Beale Stree...

McDonald's Ends Olympics Partnership

2017-06-19 McDonald’s and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that they had mutually agreed to end their partnership.