Chain News & Profiles includes news on chain restaurants, operations, profiles, trend pieces and new concepts.
A streamlined menu; a basic, off-the-shelf equipment package; and one daily shift covering two meal periods allow owners and franchisees to operate profitably and sustain consistent growth.
Frozen yogurt, which saw a growth spurt during during and after the recession thanks to low price points and positioning as a healthy lunch alternative or snack, is still going strong.
While fast-food giants may be the iconic members of the segment, a growing number of fast-casual and limited-service restaurants are grilling their own opportunities within the burger business.
After 30 years as a casual dining operation, Woody's Bar-B-Q is repositioning itself as a fast-casual and express concept.
Several chains explore new markets, another expands its franchise network while another pilots a program with a major convenience store chain. All this and more in this week's chain operating report.