Chain News & Profiles

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

Pollo Tropical Promotes Meisenheimer

Takes over as interim COO.

Smallcakes Goes Bigtime

Mix together some television exposure, savvy marketing and a low-overhead business model and you have Smallcakes' recipe for making a name for itself in the thriving cupcake niche.

Fiesta Restaurant Group Updates Management Team

Tunnessen and Biviano set to retire from their positions with Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana in January 2013.

Chain Operating Report for Sept. 26, 2012

Six chain restaurant operators continue their expansion plans both domestically and internationally by adding new franchisees to their networks.

Chain Operating Report for Sept. 19, 2012

 

This week's chain operating report includes one concept expanding via non-traditional locations, another looking to grow its presence in China, one entering the franchising and much more.

Corner Bakery Adds Pair to Franchise Team

Booras and Koffler join the fast-casual restaurant chain as directors of franchise sales.

Cheek Takes Flight as FREEBIRDS VP of Franchise Development

Franchising veteran comes over from Le Duff.

Chain Operating Report for Sept. 12, 2012

 

Despite the challenging economy, several chain restaurant concepts continue to ink new development agreements and expand their presence into new markets. And, in this week's chain operating report, one iconic concept makes history.

Unique Pizza to buy Pizza Fusion

Deal to close in the third quarter of 2012.

Sbarro Adds Pair to Franchising Team

Industry veterans take on new roles with the pizza chain.

Barberitos Southwestern Grille and Cantina

Producing freshly prepared menu items in an efficient kitchen helps this Southwestern grille and cantina-themed restaurant chain compete successfully in the quick-service burrito channel.