Chain News & Profiles

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

Q-BBQ Keeps Smoking

Chicago-based Q-BBQ makes a name for itself with a menu that covers the country’s best regional barbecue styles and customer service investments not typically seen in the fast-casual sector.

Case Study: Bruegger’s Bagels Burlington, Vt.

After 30 years in business, Bruegger's Bagels is poised to shake things up at its approximately 300 locations. A cobranding agreement with Minneapolis-based Caribou Coffee for its Minneapolis and Raleigh, N.C., sites was a natural evolution for two brands that were operating side by side in these markets.

Famous Dave's Names Rensi CEO

Former McDonald's executive succeeds Gilbert on an interim basis