Chain News & Profiles

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

Brinker Joins Bruster's Real Ice Cream

Bruster's Real Ice Cream named veteran chain marketing executive Jennifer Brinker as its vice president of marketing and product development.

Jamba Prepares for Leadership Transition

James White plans to retire from his post as president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board for Jamba, Inc. The company has hired a search firm to help find White's replacement and he will remain in his current position overseeing Jamba's operations until a successor is named.

HopCat Follows its Own Beat

This Michigan-based craft beer bar boasts $5 million in yearly sales per location thanks to a great beer selection and a commitment to quality eats.

Biscuitville Adds Metevier to its Executive Team

Yum! Brands veteran becomes president of the Southern-inspired restaurant chain. 

Taco Bell Makes a Run for Urban Markets

The quick-serve giant's cantina style restaurants will serve liquor and tapas-style menu items. 

The Krystal Company Appoints Gallagher to a Vice President Post

Former Steak ‘n Shake executive to assume assets and implementation role.

Fuller Blasts to Leadership Position with Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Former Johnny Rockets executive assumes leadership position with the coffee and tea-based concept. 

Papa John's Promotes Heelan

Papa John's International, Inc. promoted Edmond Heelan to senior vice president of North American operations and global operations support and training.

Domino’s Hits Growth Milestone

 Domino’s Pizza opened its 12,000th location. The Oklahoma City location is operated by franchisees Steve Dolan and Jay Feavel.

Starbucks Enters Panama Market

Starbucks Coffee Company opened its first store in Panama, making it Starbucks’ 15th market in Latin America and 67th worldwide.

Dairy Queen to add Baked Items to its Menu

Dairy Queen introduced the DQ Bakes! Institute in the company’s Minneapolis headquarters.

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