Chain News & Profiles includes news on chain restaurants, operations, profiles, trend pieces and new concepts.
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.
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.
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.
Six chain restaurant operators continue their expansion plans both domestically and internationally by adding new franchisees to their networks.
This week's chain operating report includes one concept expanding via non-traditional locations, another looking to grow its presence in China, one entering the franchising and much more.