Chain News & Profiles

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

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.

Smith Becomes Pie Five's VP of Operations

Restaurant industry veteran's background includes working with Chipotle, Smashburger and others.

Church's Chicken Veteran Perry Joins Krispy Kreme

Restaurant industry pro assumes a franchise development position with the 238-unit donut chain.

Wendy's Franchisee Expands its System by 20 Locations

Meritage acquires pair of franchised portfolios and opens two more stores.

Chain Operating Report for Jan. 9. 2013

News from the chain restaurant segment this week includes McDonald's expands a menu test, international expansion for Cheesecake Factory and Starbucks, and Tully's Coffee's new ownership has some star power.