The Beyond Burger is backed by a mix of wealthy investors, including Bill Gates

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Beyond Burger hits TGI Fridays’ menu

By Oscar Rousseau

The plant-based patty that bleeds like beef – the Beyond Burger – is now on the menu at 469 TGI Fridays restaurants in the US.

Customer satisfaction has risen for burger producers tapping into the high quality ingredients trend

Burgers disappoint US consumers

By Oscar Rousseau

US burgers rank below the national average for customer satisfaction, but a focus on high-quality ingredients could see fast food chains encroach on restaurant industry territory.

The greatest number of burger restaurants in the US can be found in California

Proof that the burger is winning in the US

By CHD Expert

Americans love a good steak, but they crave a good burger. So which state dominates the burger industry? Texas would be the likely guess, but it would be the wrong one.

The rise and rise of Dr Praeger’s Sensible Foods

The rise and rise of Dr Praeger’s Sensible Foods

By Elaine WATSON

The name - Dr Praeger’s Sensible Foods - may not sound very sexy, but the sales figures certainly are, says Larry Praeger, CEO of a frozen food firm enjoying double-digit sales increases year-on-year in a category where many players are struggling to...

Bill Johnson has been CEO of Heinz for 15 years. Heinz's new owners, investment firms 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway, “expect to discuss Mr Johnson's interest in a continuing role with the company

Burger King boss Bernardo Hees to take the helm at Heinz

By Elaine WATSON

Heinz’s (soon to be) new owners 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway today revealed that Burger King boss Bernardo Hees will become CEO of Heinz once their 28bn deal (including debt) to buy the soups to ketchup giant is completed.

McDonald's: facing fat

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McDonald's: facing fat

There is nothing so redolent of a corporate mid-life crisis as the
strategic equivalent of a new car, new girl and new image, set
firmly on the shoulders of the same old idea. McDonald's, it seems,
is firmly in the throes of...


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