Chain News & Profiles

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

MOD Pizza Continues Growth Nationwide

After four years of "quiet mode" growth, MOD Pizza, the Seattle-based, fast-casual chain known for its customizable, artisanal pizzas, has rapidly expanded throughout the Pacific Northwest. Stores seven and eight opened in Redmond and Sammamish, Wash., and the chain plans to expand outside the state in 2013.

Freddy's Updates Franchise Support System

Move to new headquarters will come before the year's end.

Evans Joins Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Team

Former CiCi's and Wingstop sales executive to lead Capriotti's franchise initiatives.

Wingstop Promotes Vernon

Restaurant industry veteran takes over chief development officer perch.

Ruby Tuesday Updates Management Team

Buettgen and Drapkin get new positions at the casual dining chain.

Pizza Inn Taps Gier to Fill CEO Post

Former Yum! Executive takes over immediately.

Canady to Ignite Blaze Pizza Franchise Sales

Restaurant industry veteran comes over from Buffalo Wild Wings.

Miles Promoted to CEO of Zoes Kitchen

Restaurant industry veteran first joined the fast-casual chain in 2009.

First Watch Adds Chief Development Officer

Renninger joins the breakfast-lunch chain from OSI Partners.

Ker's WingHouse Adds a Pair to its Management Team

Restaurant industry pros Akam and Humboldt bolster Ker's management roster.

Bojangles Bolsters Franchise Team

Promotes Burgoyne to franchise business consultant.