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Front Burner: Brunch…at Burger King?

bk_breakfastaprilOh, yes, indeedy. But not here.

The trade publication Burger Business is reporting that Burger King has begun test-marketing brunch at stores in Massachusetts and Florida. Flush with the success of its BK Breakfast Bowl (left), the fast food giant has decided to test a menu that skews markedly more upscale than its competition. New menu items include an scrambled egg ciabatta sandwich with cheese, tomato, ham and bacon, as well as a mimosa made with orange juice and Moët Champagne Sprite. But if you really want a Whopper for brunch (and what says brunch more than a Whopper?), you can get one of those, too. I know where I’m taking my wife for Mother’s Day brunch!

In other news:

  • Ziba’s Wine Bar has opened in the old Solstice Cafe space on Boulevard in Grant Park. According to its Twitter feed, the restaurant is BYOB (or BYOW) until its liquor license goes through.
  • Bobby and June’s — the breakfast mainstay in West Midtown — will close after more than 30 years in business. Owner Bobby Crowe told the AJC’s Rhonda Cook that the demolition and reconstruction of the 14th Street bridge took its toll on the restaurant’s fortunes. I never did eat here but always got a smile from the countrified front porch with its rocking chairs chained into place — such an only-in-Atlanta.
  • Tomorrow’s News Today — Atlanta is reporting that last-gen burger giant Fuddruckers is restructuring under Chapter 11 and will close its Tucker, Dunwoody and Snellville locations. It’s a stinging irony when you consider that the only interesting restaurant news in Atlanta these days are the openings of upscale burger shop after upscale burger shop. Decatur’s Farm Burger is up and jamming, YEAH! Burger opens soon on the west side, and Richard Blais tells me that Flip Burger Boutique will open its Buckhead location (let’s call it Buck-Flip) near the corner of Powers Ferry Road and Roswell Road.
  • Stubbs Bar-B-Q "Feed the World" tour truck

    Stubbs Bar-B-Q "Feed the World" tour truck

    Stubb’s Bar-B-Q out of Austin, Texas, will bring its “Feed the World” tour truck to town on Monday to feed approximately 350 homeless people at Atlanta Union Mission’s The Shepherd’s Inn at 11 a.m. Now that’s street food with a mission!

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Beelzebubba - Demon of the South

April 23rd, 2010
10:56 am

Bummed out about Bobby and June’s. Course, I was afraid things might go down hill after she broke up with Johnny.

Smokewagon

April 23rd, 2010
11:02 am

Did Bob & Junes have flaming pizza?

1164mgc

April 23rd, 2010
11:06 am

I’m sooooo over burgers already…

Beelzebubba - Demon of the South

April 23rd, 2010
11:07 am

Yeah,I eat it one time there and it burned the roof of my mouth. I don’t want no more.

Smokewagon

April 23rd, 2010
11:30 am

Burns going in and burns going out.

Beelzebubba - Demon of the South

April 23rd, 2010
11:38 am

You’re right Smokey. It singed the hair on the south end of my duke shoot.

Kar

April 23rd, 2010
11:43 am

John, I’d suggest that you waste your money buying roses from some roadside moonie for Mother’s day.

Edward

April 23rd, 2010
11:44 am

“Let’s go to brunch”
“Great idea! Where are you thinking of going?”
“I don’t know, how about Burger King?”

Edward

April 23rd, 2010
11:45 am

(silence accompanied by glazed stare)

Beelzebubba - Demon of the South

April 23rd, 2010
11:46 am

That reminds me Mr. Auto. I need to get my wife something. Where are these stands located?

Beelzebubba - Demon of the South

April 23rd, 2010
11:47 am

Get help Eddie. It’s not too late.

Hungry Gringo

April 23rd, 2010
12:33 pm

That’s too bad about Bobby and June’s, but Carver’s is just around the corner and about 1000 times better.

Jason

April 23rd, 2010
2:31 pm

Gotta get the bone marrow on your burger at Farm Burger. Takes it to a whole new level.

LindaK

April 23rd, 2010
9:24 pm

Hate that about bobby & june’s. interesting slice of the 70s and better than the skillet down the street. Will have to try to Carver’s. It was like a time warp,

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Lanny

April 30th, 2010
7:07 am

Did anyone ever consider having breakfast at home??? What I’d like to find is place that makes smoothies as good as mine…..