Chain News & Profiles

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

Dunkin’ Brands Updates Management Team

Beccarelli and Woods earn promotions from Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins’ parent company.

Q-BBQ Keeps Smoking

Chicago-based Q-BBQ makes a name for itself with a menu that covers the country’s best regional barbecue styles and customer service investments not typically seen in the fast-casual sector.

Lopez Joins Baja Fresh Mexican Grill

Restaurant industry veteran becomes director of product development.

McDonald's to Update Management Roles

Fenton's upcoming retirement leads to promotion of two senior vice presidents.

Case Study: Bruegger’s Bagels Burlington, Vt.

After 30 years in business, Bruegger's Bagels is poised to shake things up at its approximately 300 locations. A cobranding agreement with Minneapolis-based Caribou Coffee for its Minneapolis and Raleigh, N.C., sites was a natural evolution for two brands that were operating side by side in these markets.

DeSutter to become FOCUS Brands President and CEO

Burger King veteran to join the multi-concept franchisor in March.

Famous Dave's Names Rensi CEO

Former McDonald's executive succeeds Gilbert on an interim basis

Shlemon Joins Benihana Leadership Team

Former Carrabba's veteran becomes president and CEO of the multi-concept operator.

Ovation Brands Names Wooten Vice President of Operations

Martinson and Gessner also join Ovation’s leadership team.

First Watch Buys The Good Egg

Breakfast, brunch and lunch operator adds 20 locations in the Arizona market.

Douglas Takes on VP Role for Noodles & Company

Former Einstein Noah team member becomes VP of supply chain.