Chain News & Profiles

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

Pret A Manger Names Naylor to Lead U.S. Operations

Starbucks veteran to lead the U.K. company's 53 U.S. locations. 

Darden Unveils Leadership Succession Plan

Lee replaces the retiring Madsen as president and COO. 

McAlister's Creates New Development Post

Sturgis joins the fast-casual restaurant chain.

Tin Dum Asiacafe Bolsters Management Team

Pair of Arby's veterans join the growing pan-Asian concept.

Newk’s Eatery Eyes National Expansion, Adds Two

Brem and Smith to serve restaurant.

Bojangles' Restaurants Begins Search for CEO

Kibler announces retirement.

MOD Pizza Names VP, Strategic Partnerships

New company role will support organization's national expansion plans. 

Project Pie Names Vice President of Franchise Development

Qdoba exec enters the pizza segment.

Christina Joins Church's Chicken

QSR industry veteran to lead U.S. operations for the chicken concept. 

St. Louis-Based Private Equity Groups Purchase Lion's Choice Restaurant Chain

Management team includes former Lion's Choice executive and principals from Millstone Capital Advisors. 

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Has a Clear Path to Growth

With a distinctive flavor profile, kick-your-shoes-off atmosphere and strong devotion to cold beer, this Fort Worth, Texas-based chain has grown from just 3 company-owned units in 2009 to 68 locations and counting today.