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  • Before Coming To America, Winstead's Owner Nabil Haddad Was Baghdad's Burger Tycoon

    02/06/2017 7:13:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KCUR ^ | 2/6 | ANDREA TUDHOPE
    Before Coming To America, Winstead's Owner Nabil Haddad Was Baghdad's Burger Tycoon"'In America,' he told me, 'In America, we sell hamburgers.'" But Nabil Haddad didn't have a clue what a hamburger was. It was 1958, and Haddad was looking for a job. Earlier that year, tensions started escalating between Christians and Muslims in Lebanon. Haddad's father sent him to Baghdad, Iraq, for refuge. Seven days after Haddad arrived, the Iraqi Revolution broke out. "There was a lot of killing, dragging colonels and generals in the streets naked ... It was atrocious," Haddad says. Haddad immediately lost the job he had...
  • Red Robin CEO Receives Burger Tattoo After Employees Improve Service

    02/02/2017 12:27:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 02, 2017
    The chief executive of a popular fast-casual burger chain may have stumbled upon a highly effective, yet slightly painful, way to motivate employees. Last summer, Denny Marie Post, the CEO of Red Robin, encouraged location managers to improve overall restaurant scores on customer surveys given to diners at the end of their meal. If those numbers (diners graded their experience on a scale from 1 to 10) were improved before the end of 2017, Post promised employees she'd get a tattoo of a Red Robin burger.
  • Big Mac inventor passes away aged 98 nearly 50 years after creating McDonald’s iconic (trunc)

    11/30/2016 11:25:47 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 81 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 11/30/2016 | Neal Baker and Mark Hodte
    THE inventor of the Big Mac has died at the age of 98. Michael “Jim” Delligatti came up with the iconic McDonald’s burger nearly 50 years ago. McDonald’s initially did not approve of deviating from its strict formula of simple hamburgers, cheeseburgers and milkshakes. But the creation of a two-patty burger with lettuce, cheese, gherkins, onions and “special sauce” proved an instant hit, and was rolled out to his other 47 outlets across the US. McDonald’s spokeswoman Kerry Ford confirmed that Delligatti died at his home in Fox Chapel, Pittsburgh, surrounded by his family on Monday night. He opened his...
  • Petition Pushes In-N-Out Burger to Sell Non-Burger Burgers

    09/24/2016 12:03:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 23, 2016 | Tom Knighton
    Is there a restaurant that you'd love to go to, but you don't like the kind of food it sells? No? Well of course not, because if you don't like the kind of food it sells, you just go somewhere else. You don't go to Chick-fil-A if you don't want to eat chicken, just like you don't eat at a Chinese food place if you want tacos and you don't eat Mexican if you have a hankering for sushi. That isn't stopping one group of brain-dead morons from trying to force In-N-Out Burger to offer "meat free" options on its...
  • Four Recipes to Help You Celebrate National Hamburger Day

    05/28/2016 4:04:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC4 ^ | May 28, 2016 | Kandee Ferrell, Mike Jackson, Olivia Fecteau, Jerod Smalley and Marcus Thorpe
    Happy National Hamburger Day! What a perfect weekend to celebrate with a juicy burger? Grab some buns and ground chuck, we’ve got burger recipes from our NBC4 Grill Masters to make this holiday sizzle. Our very own Mike Jackson, Jerod Smalley, Olivia Fecteau and Marcus Thorpe are releasing, for the first time, their very own burger secrets. (Okay they’re not secrets per say, but they will make your hamburgers taste great). Mike’s ‘Buffalo Burger’I like bison because it’s lean and a little healthier than beef, plus I like eating things that are ‘exotic.’ Start with the right ingredients. Put one...
  • Carl’s Jr. CEO wants to try automated restaurant where customers ‘never see a person’

    03/18/2016 7:49:09 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    KFOR.com ^ | 17 Mar 2016 | KFOR-TV & K. Querry
    NEW YORK – A CEO of a fast-food company is causing a stir on social media after claiming that he wants to create a fully automated restaurant. “We could have a restaurant that’s focused on all-natural products and is much like an Eatsa, where you order on a kiosk, you pay with a credit or debit card, your order pops up, and you never see a person,” Carl’s Jr. CEO Andy Puzder told Business Insider. Puzder says the automated restaurant would be cheaper since he wouldn’t have to worry about rising minimum wage. “If you’re making labor more expensive, and...
  • Shake Shack to Open in Downtown LA (In 'N Out Much Better)

    01/15/2016 9:16:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | January 14, 2016 | Alysia Gray Painter
    When word arrived in April of 2015 that Shake Shack, that burger-scented, milkshake-flavored, obsessed-over eatery from the other coast would soon arrive in Southern California, some fast-foodies had to think that it was an April Fool's Joke of some sort. The joke was on nobody, however, and the ketchup was on the fries, for Shake Shack really and truly had sights set on West Hollywood, and Glendale, for down-the-road openings. Those debuts are still-down-the-road-ish, but take happy heart, downtowners, for you're about to get the third SoCal Shake Shack at 801 Hill Street.
  • McDonald’s Is Doomed

    04/23/2015 1:22:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/23/2015 | Stephen Green
    You probably saw the story yesterday that McDonald’s had yet another rough quarter, with sales down globally yet again. I didn’t think it was worth blogging again after reading this part, but please indulge me before we get to the good stuff: Shares of the fast-food company were up almost 5 percent in early trading. At midday, they remained 3 percent higher at $97.70 as investors shrugged off declines in quarterly earnings and sales.McDonald’s global sales at restaurants open at least 13 months fell a worse-than-expected 2.3 percent in the first quarter, and the company warned of another drop in...
  • So, who’s running this party anyway?

    06/19/2014 7:55:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Bearing Drift ^ | JR Hoeft
    Yesterday’s “Burgers with Bill,” held in the normally sleepy days following the end of primaries, the end of school, and pre-Independence day, has gotten folks to thinking. Why? Because the GOP is in complete transition. And it’s time to just openly accept it.(SNIP) So, when many of the former leaders gathered last night for “Burgers with Bill,” which used to be a much sought after fundraising ticket, but is now an event that is paid for by Bolling’s PAC, it seemed a bit like a nod to the past and a reflection on the current state of the party. McDonnell...
  • Belgian Beer Bar to Bring 'Waffle Burgers' to Ninth Avenue

    04/19/2014 4:54:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | April 19, 2014 | Matthew Katz
    Belgian beer and waffle-wrapped burgers are on the way to a new Hell's Kitchen bar. The Jolly Monk, a Belgian craft beer spot, is opening this summer at 701 Ninth Ave., the space that was formerly home to the controversial bar Traffic. Hell's Kitchen Hospitality — which owns House of Brews, the New York Beer Company and Oliver's Astoria — envisions the new 74-person bar as a bastion for all things Belgian, from beer to snacks like freshly made waffles. "It's going to be a relaxed atmosphere," said co-owner Patrick Schmidt, who lives in Hell's Kitchen. "We're going to be...
  • Otter Mounts Bloody Rampage in Burger Bar

    03/12/2014 4:53:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Local ^ | 12 Mar 2014
    A wounded otter ran amok in a fast food restaurant in western Norway on Tuesday, terrorising the restaurant's owners and giving the wildlife officer sent to subdue it a nasty nip on the finger. Ouch! Crab grabs otter by the eyebrow (08 Aug 13) The animal, which appeared to have been hit by a ferry propeller, lurched breathing heavily into Skippys Fast Food in Molde, near Ålesund, a large gash on one leg and damage to its face. The restaurant's owner, Mohamed Rashed, rang the police in panic. "We did not know what kind of animal it was. I have...
  • Farmers Target Meat-Free School With Free Burgers

    01/29/2014 11:15:16 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Local ^ | 29 Jan 2014
    The trend for a meat-free day a week has a Swedish farmers association so annoyed it plans to hand out free hamburgers to school children in Nyköping in protest. The association, Lantbrukarnas riksförbund (LRF), plans to set up camp outside a school in Nyköoping, central Sweden, and hand out the free burgers to anyone fancying a bit of meat. "We think the municipality is doing this for the wrong reason," LRF Nyköping chairwoman Karin Andersson told regional newspaper Södermanlands Nyheter. The Meatfree Monday (Köttfri Måndag) movement has gained a certain degree of momentum in Sweden, with health and environmental advantages...
  • Lab-grown burger tasted at event in London, said to require ketchup (Lacks FAT)

    08/05/2013 6:15:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    Engadget ^ | August 5, 2013 | Sharif Sakr
    A couple of tasters, who claim they're unpaid and impartial, are currently chomping their way through some very expensive artificial flesh at a publicity event in London. According to the BBC's science correspondent Pallab Ghosh, who is also at the gathering, the main feedback so far is that the meat -- which is presented as a burger -- isn't as juicy or tasty as the real thing, mainly because it's totally lean. The substance was created by a team at the University of Maastricht, with funding from none other than Google visionary Sergey Brin. Lead researcher Prof. Mark Post doesn't...
  • This 'Merica Burger is basically 100% made of bacon

    08/02/2013 9:44:33 AM PDT · by SUPman · 40 replies
    Thrillist ^ | July 14,2013 | Sara Norris
    Bacon. America loves it (as long as it's not playing in a crappy rock band with its brother). Slater's 50/50 in San Diego knows that all too well, so, in honor of our nation's birth, they created the 'Merica Burger, which isn't just topped with bacon... it's MADE of bacon, including two bacon patties topped with bacon, in addition to bacon cheese, bacon bits, and plenty of bacon grease.
  • Burgernomics: Big Mac™ Prices Rise Faster Than CPI And Beef/Wheat Prices

    03/01/2013 1:59:10 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 18 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 03/01/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Economist is now tracking the Big Mac™ index around the world. Even the Federal Reserve of St Louis wrote a paper entitled “Burgernomics: A Big Mac™ Guide to Purchasing Power Parity.” Here is the Chief Economist from The Economist talking about the Big Mac index. Essentially, controlling for exchange rates, he say that Big Mac prices should be the same around the world. Prices range from 7.84 in Norway to 2.03 in South Africa. The US is in the middle at 4.37. And like their housing market, Japan’s Big Mac™ prices are deflating. Here is a chart of Big...
  • CA based In-N-Out Burger prints bible verses on product containers since 1980's

    08/02/2012 2:03:48 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 52 replies
    http://www.snopes.com ^ | 822012 | www.snopes.com
    Since the 1980s, In-N-Out prints discreet references to Bible verses on their paper containers. These consist of the book, chapter, and number of the verse, not the text of the passage, in small print on an inconspicuous area of the item.
  • Obama Makes Surprise Stops for Burgers and Veggies

    07/05/2012 8:37:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/5/12 | Mary Bruce | ABC OTUS News
    President Obama made two surprise stops this afternoon as his campaign bus tour made its way through northern Ohio. Heading to Sandusky, the president dropped in on diners at the Kozy Corners Family Restaurant in Oak Harbor, where he mingled with local residents and ordered himself a burger. On his way in, he met a little boy in the parking lot and couldn't help complimenting his spiky blue hair. "I like that hair, man. I was thinking of getting some hair just like it," Obama said, according to pool reports. "What do you put in there to make it spiky?...
  • Burger Battle: In-N-Out Vs Five Guys (Incomplete analysis on an serious matter)

    07/05/2012 2:02:47 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 166 replies
    Pajama's Media ^ | July 3, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    That was a good question, but I didn’t have an answer. I could only shrug. I grew up on Whataburgers so I could authoritatively rule them great but Five Guys better. Ditto for Sonic, despite its unstoppable cherry limeade. We all have our local haunts that can’t be topped. Around Austin, that’s Mighty Fine. Up in Baltimore, Burger Bros. is amazing and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Every town has its own best burger. But among the big chains that inspire fanatic loyalty, which is the best? Overall Taste. Let me note for the record that both In-N-Out and...
  • Who Said The Obamas Don't Relate To Middle America? (pic)

    05/05/2012 11:13:33 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-4-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • White Castle Burger Chain Considers Alcohol Sales

    12/21/2011 10:04:25 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 12/22/11 | Doug Whiteman
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — White Castle, a 90-year-old hamburger chain known for its square "slider" burgers, is sipping on the idea of offering alcoholic beverages as it tests beer and wine sales at a restaurant in Indiana. The food famously craved by stoners in the 2004 movie "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" can be had with a glass of wine or a domestic or seasonal beer at a Lafayette, Ind., restaurant that fuses a conventional White Castle with a new concept for the company called Blaze Modern BBQ. Wine costs $4.50 and beers start at $3.