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2009-06-19 15:38:58

McDonald's new Angus burger, using a patty that weights a third of a pound, will go city-wide in Chicago July 2, the company said Friday. A few McDonald's in the Chicago area's 500 franchises are already serving the Angus burger, which is made with a higher quality beef. But, after two years of test marketing, the burger is ready for a full-scale launch -- at least in Chicago, the company said. McDonald's has concentrated its marketing recently on promotions of McCafe premium coffee blends....

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2009-05-29 14:35:00

President Barack Obama satisfied another burger fix Friday, this time chowing down at Five Guys in Washington. Obama ordered burger and sandwiches for himself and members of his staff and media, including a NBC News crew shadowing the president for a day-in-the-life documentary to air next week. Obama, his staff and reporters assigned to him arrived at Five Guys -- as cries of delight and repeated Oh, my God! Oh, my God! filled the air. The jacketless commander in chief began ordering with...

2009-04-20 16:01:53

U.S. fast-food giant McDonald's said in a memo it would introduce a $3.99 Angus burger nationally this summer, using a larger patty and higher quality beef. The Angus burger is to appear on McDonald's menus in August as an answer to larger burgers introduced by rival hamburger chains, Crain's Chicago Business reported Monday. The larger burger -- weighing in at one-third of a pound -- was a challenge to the corporation, which uses electric frying equipment, Crain's reported. McDonald's did...

2009-03-26 15:06:01

A minor-league U.S. baseball team believes that no guts, no glory crazies will try to eat a 4-pound, 5,000-calorie hamburger to receive a special T-shirt. The West Michigan Whitecaps, the Class A team of the Detroit Tigers, is offering a Fifth Third Burger -- named after its Fifth Third Ballpark and nearly as big -- for $20. Normally feeding four, the burger -- actually five one-third-pound patties -- reaches its 4-pound weight with the toppings, which give the meal 300 grams of fat...

2009-01-07 16:28:21

A Chicago restaurant's burger named for embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich comes complete with a thick slice of bologna and a negotiable price. Michael Caine, owner of restaurant Kuma's Corner, said the #!@%¿ Blagojevich Burger aka the Bleeping Blagojevich Burger, also includes a 10-ounce patty, grilled cheese sandwiches for buns and a squirt of mustard in the shape of a dollar sign, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday. Caine said he has sold about 70 of...

2008-12-27 15:17:21

McDonald's acknowledges hiring nearly 1,000 people to attend a hamburger marketing promotion at one of the chain's fast-food restaurants in Osaka, Japan. While McDonald's confirmed it had hired a significant portion of the estimated 15,000 customers who flocked to the site for the debut of the chain's Quarter Pounder hamburger, the U.S. company denied allegations it was intended to spike the turnout, Yomiuri Shimbun reported Saturday. The eatery chain explained that the hundreds of part-time...

2008-12-17 09:12:22

U.S. fast food chain Burger King has made the jump from taste to scent with a fragrance marketed as the scent of seduction with a hint of flame-broiled meat. Burger King said the scent for men, named Flame, is being sold at New York retailer Rickey's and on Web site http://www.firemeetsdesire.com, the Boston Herald reported Wednesday. The flame-broiled fragrance retails for $4 per bottle, the company said.

2008-12-17 09:12:22

U.S. fast-food chain Burger King has made the jump from taste to scent with a fragrance marketed as the scent of seduction with a hint of flame-broiled meat. Burger King said the scent for men, named Flame, is being sold at New York retailer Rickey's and on the Web site http://www.firemeetsdesire.com, the Boston Herald reported Wednesday. The flame-broiled fragrance retails for $4 per bottle, the company said.

2008-12-09 20:46:00

A U.S. health advocacy group says Jack in the Box's Junior Bacon Cheeseburger tops the list of worst cheap eats. The non-profit Cancer Project reviewed nutrition information for items on the Value Menus of five national fast food chains. Jack in the Box's Junior Bacon Cheeseburger, which costs a dollar, has 23 grams of fat, 860 milligrams of sodium. The report said most items on Value Menus are high in fat, saturated fat, calories and cholesterol. Many also contain processed meats and grilled...

2008-12-05 10:34:36

Bloggers are panning new Burger King ads featuring taste tests in fast-food-deprived portions of the world, such as Thailand and Transylvania. I just dislike the idea of going to some remote place and feeding indigenous tribes or impoverished people burgers that are full of fat, trans-fat and calories, a blogger wrote on the Web site Walletpop, Crain's Chicago Business reported Friday. While it would be nice to help those around the world who are starving, passing them heart attacks in a bun...