Chain News & Profiles

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

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.

Moe’s Southwest Grill and the Greening of a Franchise Network

While working with staff and guests to get on board with sustainability initiatives has its challenges, working with franchisees can pose even greater ones.

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.