Chain News & Profiles

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

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks at Wienerschnitzel

Quick-service chain Wienerschnitzel, which celebrates its 51st anniversary in 2012, positions itself as a fun experience where customers can find reasonably priced menus. The chain is working toward obtaining LEED certification so it will be positioned as a green company.

Chipotle’s ShopHouse a Hit

Since unveiling the new Asian-inspired quick-serve concept ShopHouse in September 2011, Chipotle execs say they’ve filled their Washington D.C.-based pilot store on a daily basis and are thrilled that it’s been well-received, though no specific sales numbers were yet available.

Subway Appoints Pair to Director Positions

Audet and Chaves bring franchisee-level experience to their new posts for the sandwich giant.

Popeyes Names New Global Brand Officer

Richard Lynch moves over from marketing post to accept new position at the quick-service chain.

Fertitta Stakes a Claim for Morton's Restaurant Group at $6.90 Per Share

Twin Peaks Announces Staff Promotions

Four restaurant employees climb the corporate ladder.

Applebee's Services Names Layt Sr. VP of Operations

23-year veteran of the foodservice industry joins casual-dining brand.

Chain Operating Report for Dec. 14

This week's chain operating report features one concept updating its beverage service, a couple expanded at home and abroad and a new way to test menu items, service style and more.

Stutz to Become Cosi President and CEO

Foodservice veteran leaves her Brinker post to lead Cosi effective Jan. 1

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill: Ready to Roll

After a team of restaurant industry veterans invested the time to refine the Garbanzo prototype, this budding fast-casual concept is poised to blossom.

Collaborative Effort Leads to Smaller, More Efficient Prototype for Noodles and Company

A fast-casual operator’s partnering with its foodservice equipment and supplies dealer and others generates dynamic results that will contribute to the chain’s continued growth.