Chain News & Profiles

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

Cold Stone Bellies Up to the Yogurt Bar

Cold Stone Creamery announced plans to introduce a yogurt concept into its existing stores in 2011.

Chain Operating Report for Jan. 12

Six restaurant chains announced operating results in the past week.

Miller to Become Denny's President

Family dining giant Denny's adds a 30-year veteran of the restaurant industry to its management team.

Denny’s Café: Comparing Denny’s Café to Traditional Denny’s Restaurants

CAFÉ TRADITIONAL DENNY’S
Seating 70–95 (inside), 12–20 (outside) 120–164, none outside typically
Staff 5–9 per shift 10–15 per shift
Construction 50–60 days 90–110 days
Hours of Op. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (varies by location) 24 hours daily

Denny’s Café: Players

Denny’s Café: Facts of Note

Denny's Cafe Facts of Note

Chain Profile: Denny’s Café

In keeping with the trend toward smaller, more efficient and flexible fast-casual restaurants, Denny's Café combines contemporary interior design and precise equipment placement to leverage the traditional Denny's brand.

P.F. Chang's Announces Management Transition Plan

 

Chain Restaurant Report for Dec. 15

CPK, Dickey's Barbeque, DineEquity, LongHorn Steak House, O'Charley's, Pizza Inn, Saladworks, Smashburger and Yogurt Mountain are among the chains featured in this week's roundup.

Papa John's Promotes Thompson and Ritchie

Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) announced a pair of management promotions.

 

Chain Restaurant Report for Nov. 23