Chain News & Profiles

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

Study Names Top QSR Chains

Chick-fil-A is the best-rated quick-service restaurant chain out of of 148 ranked in Sandelman & Assoc.’s Quick-Track 2014 annual study Awards of Excellence.

Johnny Rockets Updates Management Team

Walker promoted to president of operations and development for the burger chain.

FOCUS Brands Promotes Cole and Guith

New president named for Cinnabon.

Golden Corral Promotes Trenary to CEO

Longtime executive replaces the retiring Fowler for the buffet chain.

Boxwood Capital Leaps into Frozen Yogurt Business with sweetFrog Acquisition

Hodges Takes the Driver's Seat for The Grilled Cheese Truck

Former Smoothie King VP assumes CEO role.

 

Bennigan’s: 
Call it a Comeback

For years, Bennigan’s served as the model for casual-dining restaurants. But since 2008, when the chain entered and then exited bankruptcy, 
it hasn’t made much noise. Now, new leadership has built a new 
prototype, new menu and new franchise system that could make 
Bennigan’s great once again.

Johnson to Become Starbucks COO

Former Microsoft executive will replace Alstead on March 1.

Goodman Joins Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Former CiCi's Pizza executive turns a new leaf.

Sage Restaurant Group Welcomes Werner to a Newly Created Post

Cornell alumni becomes a director with the restaurant company.

Janjua to Join Krystal in an Executive Role

Former Sonic executive to become the Argonne Capital-owned burger chain's new president and CEO.