Fast Food Restaurants

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Burger King-Tim Hortons Merger Confirmed

    Burger King and Tim Hortons have just reached an agreement to merge, essentially creating the world's third-largest quick-service restaurant. According to a news release issued early this morning, the newly created company will be based in Canada. Each of the original fast-food brands -- Burger Kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Democratic Senator Calls for Boycott of Burger King

    Burger King's merger with Canadian coffee join Tim Hortons is official. While the company will keep the burger chain's corporate headquarters right here in Miami, the corporation will become a corporate citizen of Canada. That means they'll be paying their corporate tax bill to our northern neighbor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Is Burger King Moving to Canada?

    Burger King, the Miami-based fast food behemoth, is strongly considering purchasing the Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons in a deal that would essentially merge the two food service companies. The deal is sometimes called a corporate inversion, which is "used by companies that receive a significan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    McDonald's Times Your Drive-Thru Experience Throughout August

    McDonald's is doing a lot of things to stay relevant in a marketplace of consumers in a constant search for the newest, fastest, cheapest, and best thing out there. Earlier this year, Ronald McDonald, the chain's creepy clown mascot, received a makeover. The company also tried giving away its coffee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Miami Fast-Food Workers to Protest at Miami McDonald's for Fair Wages

    Last week, McDonald's workers in New York, California, and Michigan filed class-action lawsuits against the fast-food giant. They claim Mickey D's "illegally underpaid employees by erasing hours from their time cards, not paying overtime, and ordering them to work off the clock," according to the Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Chipotle to Launch Web Series Attacking Big Agriculture

    The relationship between fast food and ethical eating is more estranged than lovey-dovey. That's no surprise, because it's next to impossible to churn out $2 burgers without some serious issues on the supply side. Chipotle, however, isn't your average nugget-peddling purveyor. The burrito chain has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Miami-Based Burger King Costs Taxpayer $356M a Year Due to Low Employee Pay

    Burger King is one of the largest companies with global headquarters in Miami-Dade. Which is, in theory, great for the local economy, but BK's practice of paying its restaurant employees low wages may not be so great for the American economy. A new study estimates that Burger King employees might co ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Giraffas, Manolo's & Novecento: Miami Leads United States' Food Culture UPDATED

    Update: Giraffas announced that they have chosen Miami-Dade to be the Brazilian chain's U.S. headquarters adding 285 direct new jobs within three years and an initial capital investment of $8 million. Congratulations on your 285 new jobs, Miami.We recently stumbled across a headline picked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Burger King Drive-Thru Stinks, Says Study. Locals Disagree.

    According to a new study, Miami-based Burger King, has the worst drive-thru when it comes to service, speed, and accuracy.The study, conducted by QSR Magazine, is conducted annually and rates the drive-thrus of Chick-fil-A, Krystal, McDonald's, Taco Bell, Wendy's, and Burger King. Categories such as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Ten Reasons Romney Is Too Wimpy an Eater To Be President

    Of course I'm not saying what a candidate eats should be the sole factor considered by voters when determining the next president of the United States. That would be crazy. Other things are important too -- like what he drinks, and economic policy and stuff.But character surely plays a role in our e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    McDonald's Tops on Twitter and Facebook, Plus Other Fast Food and Social Media Findings

    Burger King has seen 105% fan growth on Facebook since January. McDonald's follower growth on Twitter has seen a 118% growth in the same period. Mickey Dee's also responds quickest to tweets than any other chain -- an average of 29 minutes.Compare that to Burger King, which takes over 60 hours to re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Burger King Behemoth: Carrols Group Buys 278 Restaurants to Become Miami Chain's Largest Franchisee

    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. completed a cash-and-stock deal with Miami-based Burger King Corp. earlier this week for 278 restaurants. That gives it a company high total of 574 world-wide. Syracuse-based Carrolls shelled out $16.2 million in cash and a 28.9 percent equity interest to Burger King C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Burger King Food Truck to Roll Into Miami

    In an attempt to claw its way back into the number two spot for U.S. fast food sales, Miami-based Burger King is trying a hell of a lot of stale innovative campaigns.For instance, a new campaign has stellar celebs Jay Leno, David Beckham, Salma Hayek, and the over-used Sofia Vergara in ads that tout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    LeBron James Promotes Pork Donuts and Ice Cream in China

    ​It may be the best athlete food endorsement since "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Slim Jim, or it could be the worst since Mike Tyson and Pepsi, but Dunkin' Brands Inc. announced Monday that LeBron James will promote pork donuts, among other products, in China and elsewhere in Southeast Asia, accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Burger King Does Delivery: The Next Step In Fast Food

    ​Get burgers and fries your way, right away at Burger King, and you don't even have to show up. BK is now testing delivery service at a few Washington, D.C.-area locations. Customers can order two ways: by calling 1-855-ORDER-BK or through the delivery website.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Burger King About To Lose Spot To Wendy's As America's Second-Largest Burger Chain, Analysts Say

    ​Miami-based Burger King may soon lose its spot as America's second-largest fast food burger chain to the red-headed stepchild, Wendy's, market analysts say.Both burger joints have competitive dollar menus, but Wendy's went further by adding additional amenities to about 20 percent of its restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Multimillionaire Mitt Romney Tells Miami Audience He's Middle Class

    ​Miami has been hit hard by unemployment, mass layoffs, and foreclosures. Mitt Romney, meanwhile, is estimated to be worth as much as $250 million and is so loaded he's looking to quadruple the size of his West Coast mansion. So it sure was weird when he came to Miami yesterday and implied in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Consumer Reports: Chick-fil-A, Wendy's, Papa Murphy's Tops

    Five Guys scored highest among burger chains linked to Miami​Advice culled from a fast food survey among Consumer Reports readers in the August issue: "Next time you have a craving for fast food, think twice about slowing down for Burger King, KFC, McDonald's, or Taco Bell."These big names f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Miami is America's Fourth Most Fast Food Loving City

    ​The Daily Beast opens up its latest little listicle with this supposedly stunning little factoid: "In Miami, there are twice as many Burger King locations than tanning salons." Of course, Miami is home to both the corporate headquarters of BK and the unofficial US capitol of natural sunshine, so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    McDonald's Big Loser In Consumer Reports Burger Survey

    Consumer Reports recently polled 28,000 online subscribers and asked them to rate hamburgers from 18 fast food restaurants around the country. Those surveyed were asked to rate each burger from 1 to 10, the scale going from least delicious burger ever eaten to the most delicious. McDonald's finished ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Burger King to Be Bought by Brazilian Billionaires for $4 Billion

    ​It's a super sized King Deal. Burger King, one of the largest companies headquartered in Miami-Dade and second largest fast food chain in America, has agreed to sell itself to 3G Capital Management Inc., a New York-based private investment firm backed by several Brazilian businessmen. Burger King ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    White Castle Celebrates Hamburger Month

    With an estimated 14 billion hamburgers eaten annually in the U.S. alone (roughly 45 burgers a person each year), the burger has become one of the most celebrated American foods to date.This month is national hamburger month, a holiday that the nation's first fast-food hamburger chain White Castle h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    EVOS Burgers Coming To Miami, Eventually

    EVOS has signed an agreement with Foodies Miami Inc.(headed up by Roland Rafuls and Rosana Emanuelli) for three franchise locations to be opened in South Florida "by early 2011". Which begs the question: What is EVOS? According to the release:EVOS offers a full menu of burgers, fries, and shakes tha ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 13, 2001

    McVersity for Money

    McDonald's adds a Latin touch, or just a cynical one

  • City Life

    May 11, 2000

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