Burgers boom even as consumers rein in restaurant spending

Burgers boom even as consumers rein in restaurant spending

If there’s one item every restaurant should put on the menu during these challenging economic times, it is the classic American hamburger, say those who have watched the power of the patty grow even as consumers rein in restaurant spending.

Though foodservice traffic has been slow for sometime, advancing a mere 1 percent in the year ended in March, hamburgers have made strong incremental servings gains and are appearing on more menus, according to new data from market research firms The

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