Chain News & Profiles

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

Chain Operating Report for June 27

Beef O'Brady's buys into a new concept, The Egg & I Restaurants scramble into a new market, Seattle's Best expands the use of a new menu concept and much more.

16 Handles Names New Franchising VP

Feierstein joins self-serve yogurt chain.

This Week in Foodservice: A Look at 2012 So Far

As the first half of the year comes to a close, now is a good time to take inventory of the state of the U.S. economy and how the foodservice industry has fared compared to other industries to date.

Chain Operating Report for June 19

News on The Habit Burger Grill and U-Swirl, Inc.

Morrison Takes Flight as Wingstop President and CEO

Flynn becomes the chicken wing chain's executive chairman of the board.

This Week in Foodservice: Looking for Reliable Economic Indicators

There's no shortage of economic news these days but finding reliable sources that provide consistent results can be a challenge. In this week's blog post, Jerry Stiegler examines a few options and explores a variety of foodservice data, including comparable store sales for some chains, consumer traffic levels for the first quarter and more.

Pizza Inn Announces Leadership Changes

Coleman to become interim CEO during search for permanent leader.

Beall to Step Down from Ruby Tuesday

Company launches search to replace its founder.

Sherwood to Lead Fazoli's Franchising Efforts

Chain just opened its first travel center unit. 

Dunkin' Brands Promotes Moses

Long-time executive becomes chief global strategy officer.

Chain Operating Report for June 13

This week's chain operating report includes new menu items for Taco Bell and Pizza Hut; Starbucks expanding its coffee reach; and expansion into the Caribbean, South America and Texas markets, among others, for several other multi-unit operators.