Chain News & Profiles

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

O'Charley's Cooks Up New Director of Culinary

Darden veteran joins the Nashville-based casual dining chain.

Buffalo Wild Wings Names Director of Culinary Innovation

Smith joins the wing-themed chain from Logan's Roadhouse.

Bennigan's Updates Management Team

Holly to become director of operations.

Long John Silver's Names New COO

Lutz to lead the quick-serve chain's operations and development teams.

Johnny Rockets Names James Walker Chief Development Officer

Will focus on taking the casual dining chain into underserved markets and exploring non-traditional locations.

Real Mex Restaurants Updates Operations Team

Multi-concept casual-dining company taps restaurant industry veterans Gueli and Bartholomay to lead operations efforts.

Newk's Promotes Anderson to VP

Restaurant industry veteran will oversee area directors for the fast-casual concept's nine company-owned locations.

Hooters Updates Leadership Team

Parrish and Whittle take on new roles as the chain presses forward with its new prototype.

Wendy's Updates Leadership Team

COO shake-up has Wright in and Peters forming a new franchise venture.

Bruegger's Parent Names Inaugural COO

Applebee's vet takes on new challenges.

Chorna Takes Flight with Johnny Rockets

Restaurant industry veteran comes onboard in international capacity.