Fast Food Restaurants

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Reader: Just What Denver Needs -- Another Burger Chain...From Texas!

    Denver is about to get another burger joint: Hopdoddy Burger Bar will open its sixth location next to Union Station this fall. The chain got its start in Austin, Texas, which inspired the usual Colorado-centric comments -- as well as requests fro a different Texas product... See also: Texas Burger ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Reader: Why make it easier for lazy eaters to get their fast-food fix?

    Burger King, the eternal also-ran of fast-food burger chains, is revving up for delivery, something arch-rival McDonald's and other competitors already offer in other countries. After testing the service in a few major cities -- New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. -- Burger King recently expa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Five fast-food restaurants that should consider delivery service

    Burger King, perpetually stuck in the number-two fast-food burger chain slot, has made a surprising and shrewd move into the delivery business. It first tested the service in a few major cities -- New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. -- and recently expanded its delivery service to Colorado, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Five chain restaurants that should be locked up in chains

    Denny's "Baconalia" is back, completely and utterly ruining one of my favorite foods, and again offering a hideous reminder of all the chain restaurant meals I wish I'd never eaten. There are plenty of decent, good and even great restaurant chains that serve up above-average food for reasonable pric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Five fast-food trend fails of 2012 -- including the ruination of bacon!

    The past year was a titillating one for fast-food trends. Yes, 2012 brought us healthy on-the-go, as well as sticky, cheese-covered drive-thru fodder that will linger in our colons well into 2013. We've seen the fast-food versions of the good, the bad and the ugly -- good things like healthier kid's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Free sausage biscuits at Carl's Jr. this morning!

    Remember Hardee's -- the fast-food stop with the oft-touted "Made from Scratch Biscuits?" It's okay if you don't, since Hardee's restaurants have yet to penetrate Colorado or the states to the west of us, so we only have Hardee's sloppy sibling, Carl's Jr., to pimp out Hardee's biscuits. And lucky f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Santiago's on 84th closes up shop

    Santiago's is a Denver institution, selling one of this city's most iconic versions of green chile as well as rightly famous breakfast burritos. But one of the city's nearly two dozen locations has just been locked up for good.

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Arby's offers up 64-cent roast beef sandwiches in Facebook shill

    ​Companies will do anything these days to get you to become their fan on Facebook. Free concert tickets? Check. Free donuts? Check. Deep discounts on sneakers? Check. Naturally, fast-food chains were way out in front of the trend, offering discounts to Facebook fans in exchange for them beamin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Subway in a legal battle over the term "footlong"

    Is Subway the only retaurant allowed to sell a "footlong?"​A jury in an Iowa court may soon be debating noun vs. verb use, hyphenation and twelve-inch sandwiches. Casey's General Stores Inc., which is based in Ankeny, Iowa, filed a lawsuit against Subway in U.S. District Court in Des Moines on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Five Guys burgers tie with In-N-Out; McDonald's at the bottom of the McBarrel

    Consumer Reports gives Five Guys a high-five.​Consumer Reports takes on fast-food burgers in its October issue, and the results aren't good for the world's burger behemoth. The magazine asked 28,000 subscribers for their opinion on fast-food burgers, and McDonald's came in last -- by a margin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Zagat Fast Food Survey gives high marks to local chains Chipotle and Red Robin

    ​Everyone loves to hate on fast-food chains -- but even restaurant ratings experts like Zagat recognize their utility in a rundown now and then. The restaurant rating aggregator just released its third annual survey of fast food faves:

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Chipotle is gunning for 50 percent local produce this year

    ​Chipotle Mexican Grill, the ever-expanding Denver-based burrito chain, which just opened its first international store in London, is now upping the ante in the local produce department by committing to use 50 percent of at least one produce item from locally grown sources in its restaurants. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Free fries at Smashburger today

    ​ Smashburger is building up to that big holiday -- National Burger Day, on May 28 -- with a series of specials and giveaways. The search for the biggest burger fan is already under way: Send a YouTube video or picture illustrating your love of what Jason Sheehan dubbed Smashburger's "meat c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Quiznos is now serving gas stations

    ​Mmmm ... breakfast subs? That's right: Denver-based sub chain Quiznos is now serving up brekkie, including sandwiches, cinnamon rolls and sausage and egg biscuits. But there's a caveat: The new items are available at Quiznos gas station locations only. Sexy! "Building and operating locatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    A sixth Five Guys coming to Colorado Boulevard?

    Barack Obama loves Five Guys, the 400-outlet burger chain that got its start in D.C.; Jason Sheehan wasn't such a big fan when he did a taste test of Aurora's Five Guys and the Counter down in Park Meadows. Sheehan was such a not-big fan that he returned to Five Guys, to see what all the buzz was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Apple Fries?

    Burger King is rolling out a test-market product here in Denver this month: Apple Fries. Basically, they’re slices of apple -- or perhaps slices of an apple-like product. For all we know (and based on the long and dependable history of ridiculousness in the fast-food industry), they could be pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    My Milkshake Brings All the Boys to the Yard

    I love cereal, I love milkshakes. So when Carl's Jr. introduced their new Cap'n Crunch Milkshake, I was immediately putty in their hands. Or I should say I wanted to be putty. The trouble was twofold: 1) I don't much frequent Carl's Jr. and 2) I accidentally caught a glimpse of the nutritional in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Burrito Bombshell

    We are gathered here today to mark the passing of one of the oldest Chipotle restaurants in Denver, the location at 13th and Pennsylvania streets. One of the original, 15-20 pre-McDonald's Chipotles, the store opened in 1998, back before the big-burrito chain -- founded in Denver five years earlier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008
  • News

    November 30, 2006
  • News

    November 3, 2005

    The Need for Speed

    Drive-thru, they said.

  • News

    November 3, 2005

    Mr. Big

    Welcome to McDonald's, where Steve Bigari is lovin' it.

  • Food & Drink

    March 25, 2004