Chain News & Profiles

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

Cultivating Culinary Art at Café 78 in the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Visitors and midtown residents viewing art and attending events at this modern museum also receive culinary and beverage creations delivered by Dave Kwiatkowski and Marc Djozlija, partners of Wright & Company.

Myers Restaurant Supply Opens New Location

Foodservice equipment industry veteran Randy Bishop to lead the California dealer’s newest location.

Kahala Brands Scoops Up Pinkberry

Multi-concept franchisor Kahala Brands has acquired Pinkberry, a frozen yogurt concept headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif. The 10-year-old Pinkerry has more than 260 locations in 20 countries.

Red Mango and Nestle Toll House Café form Co-Branding Alliance

Mohseni to Join Bob Evans

Bravo Brio executive to assume CEO role for Bob Evans in January.

Travel Centers of America to Acquire Quaker Steak & Lube

Tremblay Joins Flippin' Pizza

Former Starbucks executive assumes CEO role for the fast-casual pizza concept.

Private Equity Firm Prepares to Purchase Houlihan's

Restaurant industry veteran Archer to become CEO for the multi-concept operator.

White Castle's COO to Serve as Chair for the National Restaurant Association's 2016 Convention

Lisa Ingram, president and COO of White Castle System, Inc. will serve as convention chair for the 2016 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.

Maui Wowi Acquired by Kahala Brands

Multi-concept operator acquires coffee and smoothie concept.

El Pollo Loco Plays a Game of Chicken

The redesigned kitchens in this chain, which boasts 400-plus units, highlight its signature fresh grilled chicken. Now, El Pollo Loco aims to become a national player.