Chain News & Profiles

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

Meatheads Names First Director of Operations

Harbison brings more than 25 years of fast-casual experience to the chain.

Starbucks Names Global Chief Strategy Officer

Matthew Ryan takes new role.

Red Robin Names New VP of Menu Innovation and Implementation

Steph Steil Hoppe takes new role.

Captain D's Names New CDO and COO

Former Checkers executive joins the Nashville-based seafood chain.

Sbarro Names New CEO

Former Wendy's president takes helm. 

TCBY Sweetens its Value Proposition

The grande dame of the red-hot fro-yo space leverages a vibrant new look, a new self-serve format and product innovation to become fresh and compelling again.

Squeezing a Closer Look at Juice and Smoothie Chains

For more on juice bars see Blending up Better Beverages

 

Largest Chains Up More Than $12 Billion in 2012

Technomic’s Top 500 Annual Report shows a 4.9 percent uptick in sales. 

El Pollo Loco Names Pair of Vice Presidents

Jeff Little and Richard Pineda take on new roles. 

FOCUS Brands Adds Pair to Executive Team

Lopez-Belio to serve as VP of international supply chain.  

New President at Qdoba

Experienced exec Timothy Casey takes helm.