Chain News & Profiles

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

Johnson Ascends to Twin Peaks' CEO Role

Former Brinker executive assumes leadership position with the fast-growing restaurant chain.

Paci Becomes CEO for Corner Bakery and Il Fornaio

Former Einstein Noah executive joins the multi-concept operator.

Drake Becomes CEO of Famous Brands

West Point alum to head the company.

Dickey’s Barbecue Adds R&D Chef

Art Institute of Dallas alum takes on new challenge. 

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.