You've no doubt spent the 14 months since Doritos Locos Tacos were introduced wondering how Taco Bell came up with the brilliant idea of turning the popular chips into popular taco shells. If you just assumed this was the work of a dedicated, and probably high, Yum Brands food scientist, Gary Cole i ... More >>
Smashburger announced the opening of the fifth Dallas area location of their popular burger chain based in Colorado. The new restaurant is opening in Mockingbird Station later this fall.
If the Smash is not your thing, a number of other restaurants are opening in the shopping center that flanks the ... More >>
That's a map. In the northwest quadrant is Dallas-Fort Worth, represented by a spattering of magenta (Jack In the Box), yellow (Wendy's) and many other bright colors in the midst of the giant periwinkle cloud (Sonic). I think the forecast calls for tator tot rain all day.
HuffPo originally reported ... More >>
Carl's Jr., which has a location within a terrifying-close range to Observer headquarters, is testing the "Ice Cream Brrrger." Now, now: keep calm. A "brrrger" isn't actually an ice cream-flavored burger. That, sources say, is still a few months away, and will likely debut in Japan, where the reall ... More >>
Carl's Jr - YouTube"To help you remember we put Miss Turkey in a bikini": Carl's Jr. new ad for their turkey burger.Carl's Jr., which opened a new spot in Dallas late last year, has added a new entry to their weird, not funny food-meets-porn marketing strategy. The commercial popped up on Eater t ... More >>
Thirty-six percent. Eighty-eight percent. One hundred percent. Seriously, does the composition really matter when the food is free? Taco Bell and its millions of Facebook fans don't think so.
To follow-up the full-page ads and videos in response to a class-action lawsuit that claims the beef in ... More >>
The Texas Burger, released last month at McDonald's restaurants across Japan, proved so popular that the fast food chain's already issued a sequel.
Spokeswoman Melissa Daly describes the Texas 2 Burger, available now in Japan, as featuring "flavors of the Lone Star State with spicy chili bea ... More >>
Customers at Dallas area Subway restaurants will soon be able to ask their sandwich artists to hold the gluten.
According to a release published on Celiac.com, billed as the "first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease," Subway plans to test a gluten-free roll and gluten-fr ... More >>
In-N-Out's local opening may still be months away, but fast food fans willing to drive to Austin can feast on a sandwich being touted by burger bloggers as an Animal Style alternative.
4x4 Animal Style a contributor to the website GrubGrade who presumably knows his In-N-Out patties, is calli ... More >>
Pigs aren't exactly flying out of The King's empire, but one part of arguably everyone's favorite farm animal is--ribs. On June 11, the Wall Street Journal reported that Burger King Corp's 100 percent bone-in pork BK Fire-Grilled Ribs were so popular that the short-term special, which began May ... More >>
Houston PressIn fast-food news, this note out of Denver: A burger chain called Smashburger announced today that it's expanding from one Texas location (a corporate-owned joint in Houston) to 75 locations in the coming five years, including 10 just-announced franchises in East Texas. A little digging ... More >>
"I'll either look like a genius or a fool." (Ed Bailey, owner of the just opened Bailey's Prime Plus in Cedar Hill--as well as three more proposed branches of the upscale steakhouse--on his prospects over the next year as he sells off profitable McDonald's locations in favor of fine dining venues. A ... More >>
Dunno, maybe I shoulda gone into the burger biz -- still time, I guess. Because while there's a Carl's Jr. on damned near every block in Los Angeles, there are only three in the Dallas area -- and just one in Dallas proper, at 8800 S. Polk Street. But today comes word that the burger chain's looking ... More >>