Chain News & Profiles

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

Gaudreau to Lead Cheddar's Operational Team

Industry vet takes on new role.

Chain Operating Report for January 23, 2013

A busy week of chain restaurant news includes Chipotle adding catering, Darden expanding its concepts in Puerto Rico, Krispy Kreme entering India and much more.

Cousins Subs Launches Foundation

Make it Better Foundation to address health and wellness, hunger and youth education in the communities the sandwich chain serves.

Real Mex Names New President and CEO

Robinson formerly president and COO of E-Brands. 

Akam Named COO for Dick's Wings and Grill

Restaurant industry veteran has experience working with Hooters, Raving Brands and other chains.

Darden Updates Management at LongHorn and Olive Garden Brands

Former Olive Garden president John Caron elects to leave the company.

Go Roma Gets New Ownership

Former Morton's executive DiNella to lead the fast-casual Italian chain.

U-Swirl Scoops Up 46 Locations

Soft-serve yogurt chain adds Aspen Yogurt Leaf and Yogurtini chains to its portfolio.

Chain Operating Report for Jan. 16, 2013

Arby's joins the fight against childhood obesity, Mimi's Café looks to spark mid-day traffic in January and a handful of other chains open new locations.

Baines is the One for Uno

Long-time restaurant executive becomes president and CEO of the pizza chain.

Paul Martin's American Grill Promotes Smith and Expands

Chain opens fourth California location.