Chain News & Profiles

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

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Promotes Dritsas and Martens

Caldwell to Lead Papa Murphy's

Twenty-year QSR vet to lead pizza chain.

Chain Innovators: Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs is hot, posting double-digit revenue and unit increases last year with even bigger gains anticipated this year. Don Fox, chief executive officer, credits the surge in part to loosening of credit markets, which enabled it to open 43 stores last year and 30 as of mid-May this year, with another 50 to 70 to be added by year's end.

Rex’s by Beautiful Brands International

A small kitchen footprint allows this revitalized fast-casual concept to produce a limited menu featuring fried chicken, sides and bread.

Chain Operating Report for June 1, 2011

A series of restaurant chains announce operational and development news.

California Pizza Kitchen to be sold for $470 million

An affiliate of Golden Gate Capital has reached an agreement to purchase California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPKI) for approximately $470 million. The transaction is currently expected to close in the third quarter of this year.

Tim Hortons Launches Leadership Succession Plan

Executive Chairman Paul House appointed Interim CEO for Canadian quick-service chain Tim Hortons.

Chain Operating Report for May 24

Six restaurant chains announce expansion plans,menu expansion and financial results.

Darden Changes Leadership at Red Lobster and Olive Garden

The mult-concept chain restaurant operator draws on its internal resources to restructure portions of the company's management team.

KFC Opens Eco-Friendly Restaurant in Indianapolis

Project Uses the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification Process created by the U.S. Green Building Council

Chain Operating Report for May 4

Brio Tuscan Grille, LongHorn Steakhouse, McCormick & Schmick's and a number of franchisees announced expansion news.