fast food

Is Chipotle Losing its Sizzle?

Chipotle Mexican Grill, the country's favorite quick-service chain, posted its quarterly results on Tuesday, and as respectable as its revenue growth might appear, there are some unappetizing trends hiding at the bottom of its bowl.

Can the McRib Save McDonald's?

The McRib is back on the McDonald's menu, and the popular sandwich is returning to the Golden Arches at just the right time. October was a bad month for the fast food giant, and it needs all the pork-fueled help it can get to beef up sales.

McDonald's November Sales Figure Rises

McDonald's said Monday that a key sales figure rose in November, as U.S. customers snapped up the world's biggest hamburger chain's breakfast offerings and limited-time Cheddar Bacon Onion sandwiches. The increase follows a decline in October.

Can a Dollar Menu Push Bring More Dollars Back to McDonald's?

McDonald's franchisees have spoken. They're fine with the world's largest restaurant chain beefing up its Dollar Menu in an effort to reverse a recent sales decline. What they aren't cool with is breaking the buck with even lower-priced offerings.

Has McDonald's Menu Gotten Too Expensive?

McDonald's in October suffered its first monthly decline in comparable-store sales since 2003 -- and October is usually a good month for the burger giant. So what did Ronald do wrong? Too much focus on premium menu items, too little on what its customers really want: Low cost eats.

Halloween Deals: Booritos and Beyond

If getting free candy just for dressing up isn't a good enough deal for you, here are a few other Halloween deals that may strike your fancy.

McDonald's Franchisees Have Some Harsh Words for Headquarters

The franchisor-franchisee relationship can be a tense one, especially when corporate asks the operators to spend more money. That's true even at a market leader like McDonald's, where remodeling investments, marketing campaigns and discounting are touchy subjects right now.

Wendy's Updates Logo as Part of Revamp

Wendy's pigtails are getting a tweak. The Dublin, Ohio-based fast food company is updating its logo in a move intended to signal its ongoing transformation into a higher-end hamburger chain.

Copycows: Burger King Menu Has It McDonald's Way ... Again

If imitation is the sincerest form of culinary flattery, Burger King is praising McDonald's playbook: The Home of the Whopper just rolled out some new menu items last week, and once again, many of them will seem awfully familiar to Mickey D's customers.