Chain News & Profiles

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

Green Case Study: Panda Express

Panda Restaurant Group, operator of Panda Express, Hibachi-San Japanese Grill and Panda Inn, a modern Asian concept, has been on a steady path toward sustainability for the last decade.

Lou Malnati’s Opens New Chicago Restaurant

Lou Malnati’s, the renowned Chicago-style pizzeria chain, opened a new location in the Windy City’s bustling Lincoln Square neighborhood.

Vaughn to become President of Café Rio

Former Sonic executive Vaughn to assume leadership position for fast-casual Mexican chain.

Schroder Becomes President of Moe's Southwest Grill

Multi-concept operator FOCUS Brands named Bruce Schroder president of Moe's Southwest Grill, a fast-casual restaurant chain.

First Watch Hatches Acquisition of The Egg & I

Panera Updates Executive Leadership Team

Former Darden and McDonald's executives Madsen and Koziol join the fast-casual restaurant chain.

Chicken Salad Chick Hatches Private Equity Partnership

Private equity firm invests in its eighth restaurant concept.

Moore Joins Pollo Tropical in the Lone Star State

Huddle House Names New Executive Chef

Restaurant industry veteran Townsend assumes leadership post with the casual dining chain.

Rebelez to Lead IHOP

Replaces Stewart who had served as the concept's interim president for three years.

Chain Profile: Bar 145 Finds Its Niche

“Burgers, Bands and Bourbon” sum up the appeal of this Ohio-based gastropub.