Chain News & Profiles

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

HopCat Follows its Own Beat

This Michigan-based craft beer bar boasts $5 million in yearly sales per location thanks to a great beer selection and a commitment to quality eats.

Biscuitville Adds Metevier to its Executive Team

Yum! Brands veteran becomes president of the Southern-inspired restaurant chain. 

Taco Bell Makes a Run for Urban Markets

The quick-serve giant's cantina style restaurants will serve liquor and tapas-style menu items. 

The Krystal Company Appoints Gallagher to a Vice President Post

Former Steak ‘n Shake executive to assume assets and implementation role.

Fuller Blasts to Leadership Position with Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Former Johnny Rockets executive assumes leadership position with the coffee and tea-based concept. 

Papa John's Promotes Heelan

Papa John's International, Inc. promoted Edmond Heelan to senior vice president of North American operations and global operations support and training.

Domino’s Hits Growth Milestone

 Domino’s Pizza opened its 12,000th location. The Oklahoma City location is operated by franchisees Steve Dolan and Jay Feavel.

Starbucks Enters Panama Market

Starbucks Coffee Company opened its first store in Panama, making it Starbucks’ 15th market in Latin America and 67th worldwide.

Dairy Queen to add Baked Items to its Menu

Dairy Queen introduced the DQ Bakes! Institute in the company’s Minneapolis headquarters.

Chain Profile: Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria

The chain's leaders believe their passion for pizza and commitment to high-quality ingredients will make this fast-casual pizza concept rise above its competitors.

Frisch’s Restaurants Bought by Private Equity Firm

 NRD acquires the family-dining company.