Chain News & Profiles

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

Eby Named VP of Operations at Taco John's

Arby's veteran takes on new role at Mexican quick-serve restaurant.

Chain Restaurant Operating Report for June 4, 2013

Chipotle prepares to add ShopHouse locations, as a handful of chains enter new markets — both domestic and abroad. Also, we look at financial results for a couple of chains, while another reports the expansion of its electric car charging program. 

Lunde Joins Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Team

Former Panda Restaurant Group and Taco Bell veteran assumes a new position with the quick-casual bagel-themed company. 

Boneheads Adds Pair to Senior Management Team

Franchisee Barber becomes chairman of the board. 

Old Chicago Pizza Names New President

Mike Mrlik brought on board to help refresh the brand.

Meatheads: A Suburban, Family-Friendly Riff on the Better-Burger Theme

When Tom Jednorowicz left his position as chief development officer for Potbelly Sandwich Works, he set out to find an existing, up-and-coming chain to buy into as a franchisee. He spent the better part of a year trolling the industry, looking at different concepts and "kicking the tires," but never hit upon one he felt passionate enough about to invest the required time, energy and capital.

Cousins Subs Names New Franchise Sales Manager

Cousins Subs is looking toward an aggressive franchising plan. 

Tijuana Flats Names New CEO

Former Boca Restaurant Group leader takes executive post with Mexican concept. 

First Watch Appoints VP of Franchising

Newly created position is key for growing chain. 

Walk-On's Announces New Director of Culinary Operations and Training

Chef Jeremy Coco takes on new challenges for the Louisiana sports bar chain.

Sonic Adds a Pair to Franchise Development Team

Franke and Kessler assume management positions with the drive-thru chain.