Chain News & Profiles

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

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.

Chain Operating Report for Jan. 2, 2013

Blaze Pizza, Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, Dairy Queen, Jimmy's Egg and Kona Grill update expansion plans.

Chain Profile: The Big Salad

A just-in-time inventory system, supporting local compost programs and strict controls for produce purchasing and handling are among the practices allowing this growing chain to minimize waste and focus on maintaining high-quality menu items.

Holt Promoted by Planet Smoothie and Tasti D-Lite Brands

Franchise veteran takes the helm.

Spae to Become MOOYAH President and CEO

Former CICi's executive starts on Jan. 7

Caribou Sold for $340 Million

Coffee house chain will retain its Minnesota headquarters.

UFood Files for Chapter 11

Restaurant chain to pursue reorganization with the support of its creditors.

Buffets Names New CEO

Wedo to take the lead at buffet chain restaurants.

Dunkin' Donuts Updates Management Team

Scherer takes over as VP of South Central region.

Luby's to Purchase Cheeseburger in Paradise

Company adds 23 restaurants in 14 states to its portfolio.

Fresh To Order

Emerging Atlanta-Based Chain Carves Out “Fast Fine” Niche