Chain News & Profiles

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

Bruce Takes Flight as Johnny Rockets’ CEO

Restaurant industry veteran joins the global burger chain.

Chain Profile: Café Intermezzo is Old School

With an extensive menu, a leisurely environment and what might be the world’s largest cappuccino and espresso machine, Café Intermezzo is betting that 21st-century America will take to the 19th-century European coffee house experience.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea Opens Flagship Store in Chicago’s Wrigley Building

Peet’s Coffee & Tea opened a flagship store in the iconic Wrigley Building on Chicago’s iconic Michigan Avenue. This marks Peet’s second Chicago flagship store since the company began its retail expansion in the area last fall farther south on Michigan Avenue. Peet’s now has 17 retail locations across the greater Chicago area. “Our new cafe is designed to provide an intimate, up-close view of our premium, hand-roasted coffee while honoring the historic spirit and character of the Wrigley Building,” said Dave Burwick, president and CEO of Peet’s Coffee & Tea.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Updates Asia-Pacific Team

International franchising veteran Nathan assumes newly created VP role.

O'Reilly Comes Aboard as Long John Silver's CEO

Former Sonic executive joins the seafood chain.

Pizza Patron Promotes Gamm

Darden Appoints Lee CEO

Great Wraps Grows Leadership Team

Study Names Top QSR Chains

Chick-fil-A is the best-rated quick-service restaurant chain out of of 148 ranked in Sandelman & Assoc.’s Quick-Track 2014 annual study Awards of Excellence.

Johnny Rockets Updates Management Team

Walker promoted to president of operations and development for the burger chain.

FOCUS Brands Promotes Cole and Guith

New president named for Cinnabon.