Chain News & Profiles

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

Moody Becomes CEO for Rita's Italian Ice

Company's leader brings 32 years of restaurant industry experience to his new post. 

East Coast Wings & Grill Promotes Tom Scalese to COO

Scalese has been with the company since 2008. 

Jack in the Box Announces Succession Plan

Lang to retire as chairman and CEO; Comma takes helm. 

Koffler Promoted to VP of Franchise Sales at Corner Bakery

Corner Bakery eyeing rapid expansion in the fast-growing segment. 

Smoothie King Plots Fresh Strategies to Rule the Meal Replacement Niche

Long before smoothies became ubiquitous, Smoothie King was hard at work helping create the category. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the company bills itself as the inventor of these fruity, blended concoctions and has built its franchise on a brand strategy that focuses on health and nutrition as much as on flavor, fun and convenience.

Bogeajis Joins El Pollo Loco's Senior Management Team

Industry vet takes on new challenges. 

Huddle House Adds McLendon to the Menu

Restaurant industry veteran to lead culinary development for the chain. 

CiCi's Pizza Announces Management Transition

Restaurant industry veteran Shumsky announces retirement.

Boneheads Adds Menu Consultant

Mark Miller to assist fast-casual chain with training, too. 

Roark Buys Miller's Ale House

Former RARE CEO Hickey to lead the 65-unit casual dining chain. 

Luna Grill Names First Director of Operations

Former Chipotle exec Daniel Lowe brings experience to bear on new position.