Chain News & Profiles

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

Genghis Grill: Kahnquering Growth, One Bowl at a Time

Leveraging a more efficient unit prototype this Mongolian barbeque chain takes a steady approach to growing its business.

Emerging Restaurant Chain: LYFE Kitchen

Health food nuts, meet quick-serve. Quick-serve, meet chef-driven. Celebrity chefs Art Smith and Tal Ronnen have teamed up with chain veterans to introduce LYFE Kitchen, a socially responsible, healthy-food focused brand opening its first restaurant in Palo Atlo, Calif., with additional first stores planned for the Chicago area.

Big Game Brands buys The Original Italian Pie

Aggressive growth plans and management updates are part of Big Game Brands' acquisition of this casual dining chain.

Ted's Montana Grill Adds Pair to Management Team

Ted's Montana Grill, a 46-unit restaurant chain adds a pair of industry veterans to its management team.

Chain Operating Report for April 27

Blimpie, CKE, Mama Fu's, Pei Wei Asian Diner and Saladworks moved forward with expansion plans this past week, while the back and forth between McCormick & Schmick's and Landry's Restaurants Inc. CEO Tilman Fertitta continued to evolve.

Chain Restaurant Operating Report for April 20

Arby's, Jamba Juice, Red Robin, Shane's Rib Shack and Yum! Brands all made operational news this past week.

Thompson Leaves Papa John's

Charley's Grilled Subs Finds Mr. Wright for COO Post

Cheesesteak franchise on an aggressive growth curve beefs up its management team by hiring first-ever COO.

Chipotle Slated to Open Asian Concept Later This Summer

Fast-casual chain prepares Asian-inspired concept that will use its hallmark service style.

Chain Operating Report for April 13

Real Mex Restaurants Appoints David Goronkin CEO

Restaurant industry veteran joins the multi-concept operator on June 1.