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.