Chain News & Profiles

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

Christina Joins Church's Chicken

QSR industry veteran to lead U.S. operations for the chicken concept. 

St. Louis-Based Private Equity Groups Purchase Lion's Choice Restaurant Chain

Management team includes former Lion's Choice executive and principals from Millstone Capital Advisors. 

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Has a Clear Path to Growth

With a distinctive flavor profile, kick-your-shoes-off atmosphere and strong devotion to cold beer, this Fort Worth, Texas-based chain has grown from just 3 company-owned units in 2009 to 68 locations and counting today.

Bar Biz is Bigger than Ever for Chains

Restaurant concepts turn to a variety of equipment items and innovative designs to get creative with the adult beverage experience.

CiCi's Pizza Names New Director of Franchise Development

Veteran of restaurant franchising, development and real estate experience takes on new role. 

Budd Blossoms Into Newly Created Role at SONIC

Boston Consulting veteran becomes chief development and strategy officer for drive-in chain of restaurants. 

Mench Named VP of U.S. Operations for Tim Hortons

Industry vet brings more than 30 years of QSR operations expertise to bakery cafe chain. 

Chain Operating Report for August 20, 2013

Bob Evans Restaurants announces plans to develop express units, Hooters' parent company enters the burger business and much more. 

PizzaRev Accelerates Growth Plans

Franchising is next on the menu for the emerging L.A.-based fast-casual chain. 

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.