Chain News & Profiles

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

Chain Operating Report for June 25, 2013

This week we have the scoop on the international expansion plans of Baskin Robbins and Bennigan's, while Boston Market and Darden report operating results. To add a touch of royalty, we check in with Burger King and Smoothie King. 

Paul Martin's American Grill Promotes Endy

Seasoned chef will support menu development and lead operations in new role.

Piccadilly Restaurants Launches Piccadilly Emergency Services

New division will implement new mobile kitchen units. 

Dunkin' Donuts Reveals New Store Design

Redesign is first for Dunkin' Donuts in nearly seven years. 

Chain Operating Report for June 19, 2013

Baskin Robbins, Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, Cosi, and Qdoba are among the restaurant chains making headlines this week. 

Davis Takes Roost at Church's Chicken

Former Arby's executive takes on chief concept officer post for the chicken chain. 

Tony Roma's Appoints Brisco as EVP and CDO

Ruby Tuesday vet takes on new role. 

Burrowes Becomes President of Ruby Tuesday

Darden veteran assumes post as chief operating officer, too. 

Elliott Elected Chairman of Florida-Based Fast-Casual Chain

Restaurant industry veteran assumes leadership position at GRILLiT. 

Eby Named VP of Operations at Taco John's

Arby's veteran takes on new role at Mexican quick-serve restaurant.

Chain Restaurant Operating Report for June 4, 2013

Chipotle prepares to add ShopHouse locations, as a handful of chains enter new markets — both domestic and abroad. Also, we look at financial results for a couple of chains, while another reports the expansion of its electric car charging program.