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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.

Lobster and Caviar Burgers? Wendy's Menu Goes Upscale in Japan

In the U.S., Wendy's popularity is based on such signature items as its fresh, square ground-beef patties and the Frosty. In Japan, where the fast food chain is looking to expand, it's taking a decidedly more upscale approach, with burger toppings such as lobster and caviar.

McDonald's Happy Meals Get a Healthier Overhaul

For more than 30 years, the standard McDonald's Happy Meals have been exactly the same -- a burger or chicken nuggets, fries and a soda. But no more. In an attempt to help youngsters make healthier food choices, the fast food chain is making big changes to its kid's-meal-in-a-box.

McDonald's to Boost Prices on Some Menu Items

McDonald's will increase prices on some items in the U.S. this year in response to rising commodity prices that are boosting food costs, Chicago Breaking Business reported, citing remarks the company made on its earnings conference call Monday.

Wendy's/Arby's Group Considers Spinning Off Arby's

Wendy's/Arby's Group, the third-largest U.S. fast food company, said Thursday it is considering selling the Arby's chain to focus on the Wendy's brand. Arby's is the second-largest quick-service sandwich chain in the U.S., but its performance lagged behind Wendy's during the downturn.

What Makes Five Guys the New Burger Masters

Five Guys Burgers and Fries may or may not be the "next McDonald's." But according to ratings juggernaut Zagat, it is surely the next In-N-Out Burger. Survey results released Monday indicate the upstart chain has supplanted the cult-favorite in the Best Burger category.