Chain News & Profiles

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

Chain Operating Report

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.

Taco Bell Enters Breakfast Daypart

FirstMeal rollout will move east later in the year.

Chain Operating Report for January 24

Foodservice chain news in brief.

Church's Chicken Updates Management Team

Executive moves come in the wake of new CEO Jim Hyatt

Arby's Names Condos COO

Thirty-year pro has experience with restaurants and venture capital.

Chain Operating Report for January 4, 2012

Chain expansion news from Colorado to Tokyo. 

First Watch Sold to Private Equity Firm

Catterton Partners sells the emerging casual dining chain.

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks at Wienerschnitzel

Quick-service chain Wienerschnitzel, which celebrates its 51st anniversary in 2012, positions itself as a fun experience where customers can find reasonably priced menus. The chain is working toward obtaining LEED certification so it will be positioned as a green company.

Chipotle’s ShopHouse a Hit

Since unveiling the new Asian-inspired quick-serve concept ShopHouse in September 2011, Chipotle execs say they’ve filled their Washington D.C.-based pilot store on a daily basis and are thrilled that it’s been well-received, though no specific sales numbers were yet available.

Subway Appoints Pair to Director Positions

Audet and Chaves bring franchisee-level experience to their new posts for the sandwich giant.

Popeyes Names New Global Brand Officer

Richard Lynch moves over from marketing post to accept new position at the quick-service chain.