Chain News & Profiles

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

Chain Operating Report for Jan. 16, 2013

Arby's joins the fight against childhood obesity, Mimi's Café looks to spark mid-day traffic in January and a handful of other chains open new locations.

Baines is the One for Uno

Long-time restaurant executive becomes president and CEO of the pizza chain.

Paul Martin's American Grill Promotes Smith and Expands

Chain opens fourth California location.

Smith Becomes Pie Five's VP of Operations

Restaurant industry veteran's background includes working with Chipotle, Smashburger and others.

Church's Chicken Veteran Perry Joins Krispy Kreme

Restaurant industry pro assumes a franchise development position with the 238-unit donut chain.

Wendy's Franchisee Expands its System by 20 Locations

Meritage acquires pair of franchised portfolios and opens two more stores.

Chain Operating Report for Jan. 9. 2013

News from the chain restaurant segment this week includes McDonald's expands a menu test, international expansion for Cheesecake Factory and Starbucks, and Tully's Coffee's new ownership has some star power.

Chain Operating Report for Jan. 2, 2013

Blaze Pizza, Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, Dairy Queen, Jimmy's Egg and Kona Grill update expansion plans.

Chain Profile: The Big Salad

A just-in-time inventory system, supporting local compost programs and strict controls for produce purchasing and handling are among the practices allowing this growing chain to minimize waste and focus on maintaining high-quality menu items.

Holt Promoted by Planet Smoothie and Tasti D-Lite Brands

Franchise veteran takes the helm.

Spae to Become MOOYAH President and CEO

Former CICi's executive starts on Jan. 7