Chain News & Profiles

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

Qdoba Updates Management Team

The fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain owned by Jack in the Box launches a search to find a replacement for the retiring Beisler and welcomes Wood to its management ranks.

Quiznos Taps Pair of Restaurant Industry Vets to Fill Management Posts

Lyons COO; Coletta CFO.

Chain Operating Report for October 10, 2012

Among the companies making news this week are a pair of chains entering new international markets and a pizza giant beginning a trip down the fast-casual trail.

Famous Dave's Updates Key Leadership Positions

Gilbert and O'Donnell elected to CEO and COO roles effective immediately.

Quiznos Names New International President

Restaurant industry veteran Kenneth Cutshaw joins the sandwich chain.

Pollo Tropical Names Timmer VP of Operations

Industry veteran promoted from within at Pollo Tropical.

Corner Bakery Names New President

Price comes to Corner Bakery from Pilot Flying J.

Chain Operating Report for October 3, 2012

This week's chain operating report features business updates from a variety of restaurant concepts, including Captain D's, Caribou Coffee, Jersey Mike's and Pizza Inn.

Pollo Tropical Promotes Meisenheimer

Takes over as interim COO.

Smallcakes Goes Bigtime

Mix together some television exposure, savvy marketing and a low-overhead business model and you have Smallcakes' recipe for making a name for itself in the thriving cupcake niche.

Fiesta Restaurant Group Updates Management Team

Tunnessen and Biviano set to retire from their positions with Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana in January 2013.