Chain News & Profiles

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

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. 

Hilario to Become Einstein Noah's COO

Unger to retire on July 18. 

Mizes Becomes President & CEO for Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza

Former Freebirds president looks to spark national expansion efforts. 

Darden Promotes a Pair of Senior Leaders

Setta and Pickens to assume new leadership positions.