Chain News & Profiles

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

Pie Five Names New VP of Operations

Former Starbucks executive joins the fast-casual pizza concept.

Scherping Takes Over as Quiznos CEO

Chain Profile: Cici’s Ups Its Game

The buffet chain dropped "pizza" from its name, moved away from the commodity feeder look and developed a smaller, far more efficient kitchen.

Stan Dorsey to Take Culinary Helm

Will lead culinary efforts at Beef 'O' Brady's and The Brass Tap restaurants. 

Burt Becomes Mama Fu's President

Cypress Creek High School Presents a New Dining Image

Student participation jumps higher at this refurbished foodservice operation in Florida’s Orange County Public Schools.

Pei Wei Gets a Makeover

This fast-casual pioneer is updating its look and emphasizing its made-to-order menu.

Union Kitchen Supports Growth and New Product Development

When visiting Union Kitchen Ivy City in Washington, D.C., one might see 95 people using the facility’s foodservice equipment and meeting spaces. Most people don’t know each other since individuals working in the space represent different companies. They may be prepping menu items to move to a retail location, getting ready for a catered event, prepping for that day’s food truck sales or engaging in wholesale manufacturing. They’ve come to use foodservice equipment and meet with Union Kitchen’s support staff about branding, marketing and product distribution.

Go Roma Goes Full Italian

A redesigned prototype helps this fast-casual chain emphasize its authentic, scratch-made food.

Wienerschnitzel Goes Back to Its Roots

 The hot dog chain’s new prototype helps it stand out with a look inspired by its earliest stores.