Chain News & Profiles

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

Pizza Hut Names New COO

Joe Kim takes on roll for pizza chain. 

Baja Fresh Opens New Prototype in Atlanta Int'l Airport

Baja Fresh announced the opening of its newest Baja Fresh Express in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Ingram Promoted to President of White Castle

White Castle becomes a fourth-generation family business.

Logan's Roadhouse Names New CEO

Former Boston Market and McDonald's executive Andres to take the helm.

Cheesecake Factory Updates Management Team

Company veterans take on new tasks. 

Dupuy Flies into Leadership Position in East Coast Wings' New Division

Operations expert will lead the chain's unit economics and quality-assurance efforts.

Smoothie King Adds Pair of Franchise Industry Veterans to its Management Team

O'Keefe takes over as president and COO.

Joe’s American Bar & Grill

A commitment to treat patrons like "guests in your own home" and scratch cooking of classic comfort foods defines this New England-based upscale casual chain. 

Blaze Pizza

A new fast-casual concept bakes up signature or customized artisanal, Neapolitan-style pizzas in a flash. Its franchise-savvy founders expect it to spread like wildfire. 

Bob Evans to Sell Mimi's Café

Le Duff America set to acquire the chain. 

McDougall is Back Yard Burger's New CEO

Restaurant industry veteran takes over the quick-service burger chain.