Burger 21 to open first Arizona restaurant on July 21

Burger 21 announced today its first restaurant in the western U.S. will open in Scottsdale, Ariz., on July 21 in Seville Shopping Center at 7001 N.

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Burger 21 president on why it's 'not always better' to be 1st

Despite the well-established competition in the 'better burger' space, Mark Johnston is confident he has a winning brand.

5 Reasons Beef Fits Fast Casual [infographic]

This infographic shows how beef menu items can help increase traffic and check spend at fast casual restaurants.

Brazilian chain Giraffas eyes U.S. growth

How a leading Brazilian quick-service chain plans to expand with a fast casual model for U.S. consumers.

NRA 2012: MOOYAH launches first national promo

FastCasual.com speaks with MOOYAH president Alan Hixon about the chain's first national promotion and where the brand is headed in 2012 and beyond.

Smashburger CEO David Prokupek's smashing success

How Smashburger’s CEO and chairman is banking on better burgers.

Fast Casual releases 2012 Top 100 Movers & Shakers

The Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers ranks the top concepts, people, technology, menu and innovation trends that impacted the segment in 2011.

Fast Casual segment heads into Q1 with new store openings

Fast casual chains such as Baja Fresh, Fuddruckers and MOOYAH are among several concepts starting the New Year with new openings across the United States. The openings symbolize the continued success of the fast casual segment, which saw unit growth of 5 percent during the 2011 fourth quarter.

2012: The five fast casual executives to watch

For restaurant operators throughout the industry, 2011 had its fair share of highs and lows. While the industry rebounded slightly from the challenges present throughout the past three years, operational and financial difficulties still loomed for many. For our top...

The veggie burger: 'Is what's for dinner'

A spike in vegetarianism is inspiring fast casuals to go gourmet with meatless options.

Fast casual growth a boon for burger segment

Fast casual brands now represent a majority of the Top 75 burger chains in Technomic's new report.

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NEWS


Bräuburgers opens in Lynchburgh, Va.

Bräuburgers, a new "better burger" concept in Lynchburg, Va., recently opened and hopes to franchise, according to an article in the News and Advance. With plans to franchise, (Owner Doug) Roh didn’t want Bräuburgers to be an exclusively-Angus joint, either,...

Fatburger adds wrap, shake to summer menu

Fatburger announced today the addition of two new summer menu items: Crispy Chicken Wraps and Orange Creamsicle Milkshakes will be available now through Oct. 7. The Crispy Chicken Wrap is drizzled in ranch dressing, topped with lettuce and tomato and...

The Three Stooges Brand launches fast casual burger concept

C3 Entertainment Inc., owner of The Three Stooges brand, and licensee Legendary Burgers Inc. have teamed up to launch a new fast casual burger chain called The Three Stooges Burger House. According to a press release, the new concept will...

Dickey's set to open three new restaurants in three different states on July 10

Dickey's Barbecue Pit announced recently it will open three new restaurants in Missouri, Kentucky and Virginia on July 10. The new Missouri restaurant will be located at 600 South 291 Highway in Liberty. The first 50 dine-in guests receive gift...

Dickey's launching potato chip line to benefit veterans

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. announced today it is introducing a new line of proprietary potato chips.

Luby's, Fuddruckers open dual concept location in Dallas

Side-by-side Fuddruckers and Luby's restaurants opened today in Dallas, the company's third new side-by-side build project and the first in the Dallas area. The side-by-side Luby's cafeteria and Fuddruckers fast casual restaurant site is located in Rockwall at 2235 S....

Burger 21 plans to open first restaurant in Texas

Burger 21 announced today it has signed a franchise agreement to develop its first restaurant in the Texas. The restaurant will be located in the Arboretum area of Austin and will open in 2015. “It’s a very exciting time in...

Burger 21 plants flag in Texas

Florida-based Burger 21 has signed a franchise agreement to develop its first restaurant in Texas, with the first opening scheduled for Austin. According to a news release, to date, Burger 21 has 12 open locations and 20 units in development...

Dickey’s Barbecue marks debut in Louisville, Ky.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is set to make its debut in Louisville, Ky., June 12, under the leadership of David Robinson. According to a news release, Robinson is a certified registered nurse anesthetist who first tried Dickey’s while visiting Nashville, Tenn.,...

Meatheads recruits Chicago Bears kicker for fundraiser

Meatheads is now offering a special burger, “The Goulden Burger,” created in honor of Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould and his public charity, The Goulden Touch. The burger features a one-third-pound Meatheads burger topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, Ketchapolte, American cheese and spicy Cajun fries. It is available now through Sept.

Cravings, customization driving higher burger consumption

According to new research from Technomic, consumers are eating burgers more often than ever before. The overwhelming majority of consumers (95 percent) say they eat burgers at least once a month, driven mostly by cravings. Half of consumers (49 percent) cite cravings as one of the top reasons they purchased a burger on their most recent occasion.

Fatburger retail line hits Walmart shelves

Fatburger will be launching its line of signature frozen beef patties in more than 3,100 Walmart stores this June. "Launching at Walmart marks the first time our classic burgers will be available to families across America, bringing Fatburger to a...

Smashburger adds more airport locations

Smashburger is adding three new franchise partnerships for airport locations in Dallas, Philadelphia and San Jose, Costa Rica, accelerating the company's growth in nontraditional locations. Smashburger has partnered with the following franchisees for the new venues: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport:...

CaliBurger headed to Hong Kong

CaliBurger has signed a franchise agreement with a group of financial investors to open the first CaliBurger restaurant in Hong Kong. "Hong Kong is the financial center of Asia and is home to one of the most diverse populations in...

Burger 21 plans westward expansion

Burger 21 announced its plans to expand westward with Dallas targeted for future franchise development. The Tampa, Fla.-based concept plans to develop approximately 20 or more restaurants in that market. To date, Burger 21 has six restaurants open in Florida...

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