Chain News & Profiles

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

Chain Operating Report for Aug. 12, 2014

The restaurant chains making headlines this week include Baskin-Robbins, Burger King, Coconut’s Fish Café, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Hwy 55 Burgers and Schlotzky’s.

Bower to Leave Popeye’s for Pei Wei

Bower has a long history in foodservice. 

Abbajay Joins Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants

Former Sbarro executive assumes COO role for the fast-growing barbecue chain.

Darden Sells Red Lobster and Prepares for Leadership Change

Multi-concept operator launches a search for a new CEO.

On The Border Names New President

Whitworth to take on new role.

The Melting Pot Names New VP of Operations

Bob Margait promoted from director of operations.

Tava Indian Kitchen Names Morgan CEO

Smashburger veteran assumes executive post for emerging fast-casual Indian food concept.

CKE Names New President of International Division

30-year company veteran Lyerly gets promoted. 

Chuck E. Cheese’s to Get New CEO

Leverton takes over on July 23, 2014.

The Big Salad Names District Field Manager

Growing chain promotes from within. 

Miller Joins Melting Pot Team

French Culinary Institute alumni takes on a new culinary development role.