Chain News & Profiles

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

Case Study: Tropical Smoothie, Destin, Fla.

An operation cannot always thrive on smoothies alone. This is what Tropical Smoothie founders Eric and Delora Jenrich and David Walker discovered in 1999, two years after opening their first Tropical Smoothie concept.

Mama Fu’s Asian House

A small chain with big plans, Mama Fu's Asian House is set to sizzle in the burgeoning Asian fast-casual segment.

Cracker Barrel Updates Senior Management

Cochran and Woodhouse continue to climb the restaurant chain's corporate ladder.

Ruth’s Hospitality Group Announces Leadership Changes

Uno Unveils Environmentally Friendly Prototype

As part of an initiative that started two years ago, casual dining chain Uno's has slowly started to roll out a new prototype unit that has less of an impact on the environment than before.

Chain Operating Report for July 26

Advent Buys Bojangles Restaurants

Red Mango Taps Barron to Fill CEO Post

Retail development and operations executive tapped to lead next phase of growth for rapidly-expanding chain

Taft to become CEO for Fiesta Restaurant Group

New Bugaboo Creek Owners Look to Enhance Operations

Capitol BC Restaurants introduces updated menu and an enhanced guest experience for the East Coast chain.

Cracker Barrel Streamlines Corporate Staff

Casual dining chain estimates $10 million in savings.