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McDonald’s Comps Rise Higher in Q1 than Big Burger Competitors

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McPick poster on a McDonald's window. (photo by BMM)

OAK BROOK, Ill.—Amidst the burger wars the largest three burger chains continue to show strength. Of the big three, McDonald's same-restaurant sales were up the highest, by a Big Mac-sized 5.4 percent in the United States during the first quarter of 2016.

Restaurants Serve Cheaper Beef, Americans Are Loving It

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Photo by D. Sniegowski

Burger and beef serving restaurants are discounting something fierce thanks to lower beef costs.

FRANCHISEGRADE.COM® PUBLISHES 2016 QSR Franchise Sector Report.

 Thirty Four Percent of all Franchise Outlets Reside in the QSR Sector.

Burger King Joins the Cheap Meal Fray

Burger King is giving fellow franchisors McDonald's and Wendy's a run for their money after introducing its latest cheap fast food offer.

Wendy’s CEO Brolick to Resign, Succeeded by CFO

Wendy's new CEO Todd Penegor. Photo:Wendy's webpage

DUBLIN—This morning Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) announced that its 67-year old chief executive officer and president Emil Brolick will officially retire in May 2016, a few months shy of his fifth-year anniversary as CEO.

Fast Food Burgers Losing Popularity

Americans are losing their taste for burgers and fries, according to financial analysts at Janney Capital Markets.

Businessweek on Franchising: An Inch Deep Look

This week, Bloomberg Businessweek has a detailed cover story about Burger King’s (NYSE:BKW) leadership.

Protests against McDonalds and Other Chains in U.S. Spread to Other Countries

Worldwide protests against major franchise fast food chains took place in over 30 countries on May 15.  The protests first began in New York at the end of 2012 and are being heavily promoted by the Service Employees International Union (S.E.I.U.).

Why the Average McDonald's Makes More than Twice as Much as Burger King

With McDonald's ranked number one in burger chains and Burger King pegged just one place behind at number two, the difference in revenues at their restaurants is huge:  the average MickeyD takes in more than twice as much as BK.

Are the New Burger King Healthier Fries an Oxymoron?

Health Fact: Some one 25 years old today will live 2.5 additional healthier years than a person born two decades ago. The nuance in that statement is the “healthier” part.