Chain News & Profiles

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

Buffets Inc. Changes Name to Ovation Brands

Change comes as company launches new Main Street Concept.

Starbucks Unveils Two Flagship Stores in China

Starbucks opened a pair of locations in China featuring new design concepts to help provide what the company describes as an elevated experience.

Wingstop Takes Off: An In-Depth Profile on the Fast-Casual Concept

The fast-casual wing concept's sharp focus helps it rise above a growing flock of competitors.

Starbucks Introduces "Artisan" Style Baked Goods

We caught up with a Starbucks spokesperson who gave us the lowdown on the new La Boulange line of freshly made baked goods and pastries the chain serves warm.

Dunkin' Brands Updates Management Team

Expanded roles for Twohig and Mitchell.

Noyes to Become President of Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub

Company undertakes major reimaging campaign.

Shaw Lands Operations Perch with Freebirds

Restaurant industry veteran comes over from Chipotle.

Newks' Operation Team Gets Moody

Krystal Restaurants' veteran joins the growing fast-casual concept.

Long John Silver's Names VP of Planning and Performance Improvement

Brian Scantland takes new role.

Schlotzsky's Names VP of Catering and Off-Premise Sales

Restaurant industry veteran Faris joins the fast-casual sandwich chain. 

Sun Capital to Sell Captain D's

Centre Partners agrees to purchase the quick-serve seafood concept.