Chain News & Profiles

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

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.

Chain Profile: Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria

The chain's leaders believe their passion for pizza and commitment to high-quality ingredients will make this fast-casual pizza concept rise above its competitors.

Frisch’s Restaurants Bought by Private Equity Firm

 NRD acquires the family-dining company.

Yum! Brands Updates Management of its Chinese Operations

Pant succeeds Su as CEO of Yum! Restaurants China.

Famous Dave's of America gets new COO

Ruiz assumes leadership role with the barbecue restaurant chain.

Smokey Bones Adds Esko to its Leadership Team

Snap Kitchen to Speed Up Growth Plans

Former Weight Watchers' executive to lead the healthy food-focused concept.

Native Grill and Wings Takes Flight in New Lands

After updating its menu, its look and even its name, this 35-year-old concept is finally expanding out of its home state of Arizona.

TGI Friday's Prepares for Leadership Transition

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