Chain News & Profiles

Chain News & Profiles includes news on chain restaurants, operations, profiles, trend pieces and new concepts.

Greco Becomes Subway President

Chain Restaurants Realize First Quarter Same-Store Sales Increase

Technomic’s Financial Dashboard shows a strong increase among mid-scale restaurants during the first quarter of 2015.

Kinsey Leaves Noodles & Company for Portillo's

Private Equity Firm Purchases Saladworks

Restaurant chain's management team expected to remain in tact.

Cousins Subs Founder Retires

Specht-Palmert takes over as CEO for the Wisconsin-based sandwich chain. 

Logan's Roadhouse Names New Sr. VP of Operations

Former T.G.I. Friday's executive Rivera joins the casual dining chain.

Kahala Brands Buys Two Concepts

Farmer Boys Restaurant Harvests New President

Eadon replaces the retiring Clark.

McDonald’s Franchisee Adds a Personal Touch to its Services

Arcos Dorados, which franchises McDonald’s restaurants in 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries, introduced new condiment tables at its Mexican locations.

The Big Salad Takes Root at the University of Michigan Hospital Café

The Big Salad’s newest location at the University of Michigan (UM) Hospital Café on the Ann Arbor campus represents the blooming concept’s seventh unit system wide. Working with Aramark International, the hospital’s contract foodservice provider, The Big Salad currently operates a gourmet salad bar where customers can create their own salad. They have plans to open a freestanding counter service location to serve gourmet wraps and salads while also adding a selection of healthy fruit smoothies.

The Melting Pot Changes Its Ingredients

Best known as a place for celebrations, this fondue concept is shifting its menu and updating its look to encourage more frequent visits.

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