Chain News & Profiles

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

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. 

Gaudreau to Lead Cheddar's Operational Team

Industry vet takes on new role.

Chain Operating Report for January 23, 2013

A busy week of chain restaurant news includes Chipotle adding catering, Darden expanding its concepts in Puerto Rico, Krispy Kreme entering India and much more.

Cousins Subs Launches Foundation

Make it Better Foundation to address health and wellness, hunger and youth education in the communities the sandwich chain serves.

Real Mex Names New President and CEO

Robinson formerly president and COO of E-Brands.