Chain News & Profiles

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

Maui Wowi Acquired by Kahala Brands

Multi-concept operator acquires coffee and smoothie concept.

El Pollo Loco Plays a Game of Chicken

The redesigned kitchens in this chain, which boasts 400-plus units, highlight its signature fresh grilled chicken. Now, El Pollo Loco aims to become a national player.

Expanding 
Dining 
Services 
at UConn

A stand-alone catering facility and The Beanery café contribute to the broad range of dining services on this large campus in Storrs, Conn.

Dunkin' Brands Updates its Leadership Team

Major changes for three company leaders.  

Fehrenbach Becomes CEO of Peli Peli

Yum! Brands to Spin Off Its China Operation

Company strives to become a pure-play franchisor.

Johnson Ascends to Twin Peaks' CEO Role

Former Brinker executive assumes leadership position with the fast-growing restaurant chain.

Paci Becomes CEO for Corner Bakery and Il Fornaio

Former Einstein Noah executive joins the multi-concept operator.

Drake Becomes CEO of Famous Brands

West Point alum to head the company.

Dickey’s Barbecue Adds R&D Chef

Art Institute of Dallas alum takes on new challenge. 

Brinker Joins Bruster's Real Ice Cream

Bruster's Real Ice Cream named veteran chain marketing executive Jennifer Brinker as its vice president of marketing and product development.