Chain News & Profiles includes news on chain restaurants, operations, profiles, trend pieces and new concepts.
From menu developments to calorie calculators to new store openings, this week’s restaurant chain operating report has a little something for most every foodservice professional.
Streamlining productivity and ensuring menu consistency in a tightly designed layout allows this company's casual dining restaurants to compete successfully in one of the most competitive pizzeria markets in the country.
Brian Coli, co-owner of this emerging Chicago-area chain, talks about what it takes to be successful in today's pizza segment, including equipment, labor and more.
Endeavoring to become a national player in the über-competitive pizza segment is not for the timid. Nevertheless, it's a goal that Hungry Howie's Pizza has set out to accomplish by taking its core strengths — freshly made, flavored-crust pizza to-go — to market in new, strategic ways. The Michigan Heights, Mich.-based chain has rolled out a new prototype, freshened up its look, established new marketing initiatives and tightened up its operations to reduce costs, ensure consistency and enhance speed of service.