Back in the 1970s, Burger King decided to create commercials aimed at children using an actor impersonating "Mister Rogers." Was he good? Did it work? Let me tell you how good he was and how well it worked: When I first saw the commercial while at home one late afternoon, I thought it was Fred.
The fast-food industry is evolving rapidly as more health-conscious customers emerge alongside those in search of value-priced offerings. Menus have to be constantly revamped to cater to their demands. But, a $1 trillion global informal restaurant market is in the cards and all the companies want to take share. Competitors will make more and more [...]
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A week since the famous Burger King franchise opened it’s first doors in South Africa and the queues are not getting any shorter! More than 10 000 burgers sold, stories of up to 3 hours in a queue and the
With new numbers hot off the press showing mixed results of the three burger giants, McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), The Wendy’s Co (NASDAQ:WEN) and Burger King Worldwide Inc (NYSE:BKW), I thought I would throw some other numbers into consideration between statistics of revenues and earnings: the potential over/undervaluation of each company. I have combined three metrics [...]
It's easy to characterize the cloud computing market as being Amazon Web Services' to lose, but that doesn't tell the whole story. McDonald's dominates the fast food world, but life isn't exactly bad for its dozens of competitors.
Burger King is about to give McDonald's a run for their money. The fast food joint will be launching their very own rib sandwich. The BK Rib Sandwich is said be boneless, like the McRib, and will be topped with a "tangy sauce" and pickles,...Show More Summary
The only problem with the insanely popular McDonald's McRib sandwich is that fans have to wait until October, or sometimes even later, to get one each year. Well, we have good news for you. On May 21, Burger King is releasing its own boneless rib menu item, the BBQ-sauce-slathered and...
Thus far in its life, the McRib has had a solitary existence, with nary another rib-shaped piece of meat out there to keep it company. So rejoice, McDonald’s! Your boneless hunk of rib-ish meat will have new friend soon, when Burger King unveils its summer 2013 menu, including its limited-time BK Rib Sandwich. The sandwich is set to debut on … [More]
Burger King has been accused of occasionally copying the competition, what with a less burger-centric menu along the lines of Wendy’s, and a recent emphasis on higher-quality beverages (coffee, smoothie) not unlike McDonald’s. Very soon,...Show More Summary
Burger King is taking a shot at the fast food pork crown. McDonald's has been king of that particular mountain for years, but BK is going after the McRib with their own rib-like sandwich.
Burger sales are down at McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) and The Wendy’s Co (NASDAQ:WEN). But Burger King Worldwide Inc (NYSE:BKW)’s first-quarter earnings more than doubled even though revenue fell. If sales were down at the two largest burger retailers, why were they up at the third largest? The answer may come as a surprise. Burger King Worldwide Inc [...]
Did Burger King Really Outperform McDonald's and Wendy's?
Fast food workers at more than 60 restaurants in Detroit walked off the job Friday. This may be the largest fast food strike in American history, involving more than 400 workers from McDonald’s, Long John Silver’s, Burger King, Popeyes and KFC. Some locations were forced to shut down. At issue is workers’ right to form a union [...]
Over the past decade, the fast food industry has rapidly evolved. Fast food companies revamped their domestic menus to cater to a more health-conscious population, while expanding overseas in search of higher growth. Increased competition from a disruptive group of bistro eateries such as Panera Bread Co (NASDAQ:PNRA) and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) also [...]
Ain’t nothing like competition, right? Coke and Pepsi, McDonald’s and Burger King, Lyft and Sidecar. But the best companies don’t let the other guys nipping at their heels faze them. That’s what Brian Lee, founder of woman’s shoes ecommerce site ShoeDazzle, believes. “If you have a good idea, just run hard run fast. Because you are going to have...
Ever since Fred Flintstone pretended to be "Rock Roll" on The Flintstones, original songs have increasingly become a staple in animated television. (See: The Simpsons.) The current king of surprisingly catchy, unsurprisingly funny musical moments is Bob's Burgers, where a new song is basically guaranteed each episode. Like the show ... More »
Amanda Berry was last seen after finishing her shift at a Burger King in Cleveland in 2003. It was the eve of her 17th birthday. Georgina "Gina" DeJesus disappeared nearly a year later, in April 2004. She was 14. Michele Knight vanished in 2002, at age 19, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper. All [...]
NATIONAL STORIES: CNN: 911 call - 'I've been kidnapped!' - cops find 3 women missing for years Amanda Berry was last seen after finishing her shift at a Burger King in Cleveland in 2003. It was the eve of her 17th birthday. Georgina "Gina" DeJesus disappeared nearly a year later, in April 2004. She was [...]
Dead Ghosts Can’t Get No [Burger; 2013] by Trurl Rating: With so many ways to record, augment, share, amplify, and distort music nowadays, we’ve entered an age where timbre is king. This isn’t an especially new phenomenon, and timbre was never an unimportant factor in a piece’s quality. Show More Summary