Chain News & Profiles

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

Bloop Focuses on Special Needs Diets and Charities

In Lynchburg, Va., Bloop, a frozen yogurt chain, has opened two stores.

Ryback to Join P.F. Chang's Management Team

Restaurant veteran comes over from Kona Grill to assume COO position.

Grilling Opportunities in the Burger Segment

While fast-food giants may be the iconic members of the segment, a growing number of fast-casual and limited-service restaurants are grilling their own opportunities within the burger business.

Woody’s BBQ Develops New Prototype Units

After 30 years as a casual dining operation, Woody's Bar-B-Q is repositioning itself as a fast-casual and express concept.

B Ready for Burger 21

The Melting Pot Restaurants’ founders set out to shake up the better burger segment with a fresh, new, kicked-up fast-casual concept.

Chain Operating Report

Several chains explore new markets, another expands its franchise network while another pilots a program with a major convenience store chain. All this and more in this week's chain operating report.

Taco Bell Enters Breakfast Daypart

FirstMeal rollout will move east later in the year.

Chain Operating Report for January 24

Foodservice chain news in brief.

Church's Chicken Updates Management Team

Executive moves come in the wake of new CEO Jim Hyatt

Arby's Names Condos COO

Thirty-year pro has experience with restaurants and venture capital.

Chain Operating Report for January 4, 2012

Chain expansion news from Colorado to Tokyo.