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FEBRUARY U.S. DINING TRENDS: Burger King discovers girls! Boomers & fries!

From Advertising Age: “The superfan is merely a term coined by Burger King to describe the fast-food hamburger-restaurant industry’s most frequent user,” Burger King CEO John Chidsey told investors during an earnings conference call last week. “To clarify, it’s not just 18- to 34-year-old males, it’s all ages and all household demographics, with over half … Continue reading

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US FOOD TRENDS: For whom the cheap burger tolls

A sea change in burger consumption patterns has already hit, according to the Wall Street Journal: “Burger King doesn’t disclose traffic by demographic group, but said in its last quarterly earnings release that the decline was “driven by continued adverse macroeconomic conditions, including record levels of unemployed and underemployed workers, especially super fan customers.” On … Continue reading

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2010 MENU: Croatian wine and funnel sticks

TREND NEWS UPDATE: – Forget about Napa, Tuscany and Burgundy. According to the Wall Street Journal, some of the hottest wines emerging in the next few years will come from Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia. – In 2010, look for more menus without dollar signs or the word dollar on it, according to the New York … Continue reading