By - 3/24/15 - 7:24 am

How far we've fallen: Not only do a bunch of Bruins fans in a bar go into foodgasms over a McDonald's hamburger, they don't realize who's feeding it to them. Also, McDonald's is too cheap to get the rights to show the Bruins logo.

By - 1/2/15 - 5:31 pm
Cheesey burger and fries at BurgerFi in West Roxbury

Rich cheesey goodness at BurgerFi.

The BurgerFi recently opened on Spring Street, a couple doors down from Panera. Old timers could be forgiven for walking in and going "What's this doing in West Roxbury?"

Sure, West Roxbury's days as a place where your choices were limited to pizza, Irish-like food, Chinese takeout and more pizza are long gone, but still, this really feels more like the sort of burger... Read more

By - 12/19/14 - 3:27 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave Wahlburgers permission to spend $325,000 for the liquor license of the old Goody Glover's in the North End for its impending burger joint at 132 Brookline Ave.

The Wahlburgers will have seating for 132 people inside and 84 people on an outdoor patio. In addition to permission to buy the liquor license, the outlet also won permission to... Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 9:43 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on changes at b.good:

The burgers and shakes are still available, but they've been surpassed in popularity by kale-and-quinoa bowls and smoothies.

Or maybe it's just them. Boston Magazine reports Tasty Burger is planning "multiple" new locations.... Read more

By - 8/3/14 - 8:51 pm

The owner of the McDonald's at Harvard and Commonwealth avenues is seeking permission to stay open around the clock.

The Boston Licensing Board considers its request to extend its hours, which now run 5 a.m. to 2 a.m., at a hearing on Wednesday.

A little over a year ago, the board agreed to let the burger place change its opening hour from 7 a.m.... Read more

By - 7/10/14 - 7:41 pm

Burgerfi, which sells things such as free-range meat patties covered in American cheese, bacon, hash browns and maple syrup, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to open up in the Shaw's plaza on Spring Street, where LeanWorks closed up months ago.

The chain, which already has an outlet on Comm. Ave. near BU, is also seeking permission to buy the... Read more

By - 2/21/14 - 2:45 pm

Consumerist reports a Massachusetts Five Guys - exactly which one is not disclosed - has a manager, who, when confronted with a consumer complaint about an order goes by, gets really fried. And then sends a copy of his tirade to the person who filed the complaint.

By - 6/28/13 - 1:59 pm

The Boston Licensing Board says the presence of methadone patients who aren't breaking any laws isn't reason to keep the McDonald's at Harvard and Comm. avenues from opening at 5 a.m.

Its approval means the burger/Egg McMuffin emporium can now open 21 hours a day. It previously had opened at 7 a.m., which franchisee Bob King said meant he could not serve the crowds... Read more

By - 1/25/13 - 9:49 am

The Burger Blog dishes up a state of the Boston burger address:

Where do we go from here? There's been as much burger activity as ever it seems, with even more burger-centric establishments opening up and a slew of non-burger-centric restaurants offering their take on the classic American sandwich. (yes I called it a Sandwich, deal with it) But with all this onslaught of

... Read more
By - 8/23/12 - 2:09 pm

Line for Wendy's

Had Mayor Menino, who's banned soda sales in public buildings, walked over to the plaza side of City Hall today, he would have seen the ginormous line of people patiently waiting for a free Wendy's Son of Lard-o-nator sandwich(that is what they call it, right?). For... Read more

By - 8/3/12 - 10:28 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a Tasty Burger on L Street, but denied the restaurant's request to add 20 patio seats in the back.

The board, which oversees food-serving licenses in Boston, agreed with the outlet's request to stay open until 11 p.m. most nights and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The burger stand, which will replace the old Boat House ice-cream stand, will... Read more

By - 8/1/12 - 4:16 pm

The board decides tomorrow whether a proposal by Tasty Burger to limit its hours and cut back an outdoor patio at a proposed L Street location are enough to warrant a food serving license or whether some nearby residents are right that the burger outlet would ruin the neighborhood.

Tasty Burger had originally proposed staying open until 1 a.m. at the site of the old... Read more

By - 7/17/12 - 1:26 pm

McDonald's plans to seek permission to open the dining room at its Soldiers Field Road location around the clock - after learning it couldn't do so just because a franchisee felt like it.

The outlet at 1750 Soldiers Field Rd. already has permission for a 24-hour drive-thru, but was cited by police last month after a detective found the dining room open at 11:45 p.m.,... Read more

By - 7/9/12 - 7:23 pm

UPDATE: The video has been made private (gosh, can't imagine why), so now we may never know for sure.

A security-camera company has posted a video it says shows a knife fight at "a burger place just outside of Boston." Any guesses which one? As a habitue of the Dedham Five Guys, which is just outside Boston, I can rule that one out -... Read more

By - 7/1/12 - 11:05 am

Grass Fed, car smashed

Eiffel Designs forwarded this photo of a car whose driver apparently mistook the Jamaica Plain burger restaurant for a drive-thru around 1:30 a.m. Mr Kwigz, who passed by this morning, says damage to the restaurant appeared minor.... Read more

By - 5/2/12 - 3:33 pm

Can the City that Always Sleeps deal with burgers at 4 a.m.?Can the City that Always Sleeps deal with burgers at 4 a.m.?

The owners of the Burger King at 4594 Washington St. in Roslindale go before the Boston Licensing Board next... Read more

By - 2/21/12 - 4:15 pm

Adam Castiglioni reports on the imminent eponymousness in the Back Bay near Berklee. The Boston Burger Company currently has a restaurant in Somerville.

By - 10/14/11 - 7:59 am

Eagle-eyed Mark Hurwitz spots a Craigslist posting for jobs at a Five Guys going into a Summer Street location vacated by McDonald's.

In recent years, the chain had opened a number of its burger joints in suburbs surrounding Boston but none in the city itself.

By - 3/17/10 - 6:29 pm

Yeah, I would never utter that sentence, either (for that matter, I no longer even want to eat their "pizza"). But the Boston Business Journal reports Papa's got a new burger, including, apparently, one it calls "the classic."

By - 12/1/09 - 8:00 am

The Kenmore Square burger joint is OK this morning, but a kitchen in an apartment above it is a bit of a mess: A stove fire brought firefighters racing to the scene last night, although sprinklers had mostly doused the flames by the time they got there, the Daily Free Press reports.