Chain News & Profiles

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

Rock & Brews Ready to Roll with Reynolds

Restaurant industry veteran charged with expanding the emerging chain's presence.

Trending: Cheese, Glorious Cheese

Food trucks and restaurants continue to capitalize on single-subject concepts, many serving grown-up grilled cheese sandwiches as the "melt" trend continues to grow coast to coast. Just this year, a number of new grilled cheese concepts opened across the country in the form of small and emerging chains with menus full of fresh produce, artisan cheeses, organic meats and whole-grain, even gluten-free, bread. A handful pair their 'wiches with homemade soups and salads.

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.