Chain News & Profiles

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

This Week in Foodservice: A Look at 2012 So Far

As the first half of the year comes to a close, now is a good time to take inventory of the state of the U.S. economy and how the foodservice industry has fared compared to other industries to date.

This Week in Foodservice: Looking for Reliable Economic Indicators

There's no shortage of economic news these days but finding reliable sources that provide consistent results can be a challenge. In this week's blog post, Jerry Stiegler examines a few options and explores a variety of foodservice data, including comparable store sales for some chains, consumer traffic levels for the first quarter and more.

Chain Operating Report for June 13

This week's chain operating report includes new menu items for Taco Bell and Pizza Hut; Starbucks expanding its coffee reach; and expansion into the Caribbean, South America and Texas markets, among others, for several other multi-unit operators.

Chain Operating Report for June 6, 2012

A new bar menu from Flemming's, Pizza Hut looks to take a slice of the sandwich segment, a new prototype for Souper Salad and several chains open new locations mark this week's Chain Operating Report.