Chain News & Profiles

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

Jonathan’s Grille Starts to Sizzle

With innovative and healthful options, high-end furnishings and a unique bar/restaurant approach, two brothers have turned a low-growth mom-and-pop restaurant into one of Nashville's most popular sports bar chains in just four years.

Pizza Hut Lands in South Africa

Pizza Hut opened its first restaurant in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Wilbur Curtis Co. Promotes Reddington

New director of marketing. 

Chuck E. Cheese's Parent Buys Peter Piper Pizza

Private equity firm ACON Investments divests the 32-unit pizza and entertainment chain.

Black Angus Brands Ames President and CEO

Former Benihana executive takes on a new role with the steakhouse chain.

Denny’s Promotes Bode

Company also named new marketing and people officers.

Lee Steps in as Interim CEO for Darden

Shareholders replace entire board.

Another Broken Egg Café Names New COO

Former franchisee Armantrout assumes an operational leadership position for the emerging restaurant chain.

Logan's Roadhouse Names Borgese President

Former Max Brenner CEO assumes new role with the casual dining chain.

Chain Profile: Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

Thanks to high-end ingredients, a chef-driven menu and an unusual partnership with another chain, Bad Daddy’s is poised to take its award-winning burgers national.

JAB Holding to Acquire Einstein Noah Restaurant Group

Deal valued at $374 million.