Chain News & Profiles

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

Marco's Pizza Names Stephens President

Restaurant industry executive promoted from chief operating officer post.

Egg and I Restaurants Name Two New VPs

Glen and Heinsohn earn promotions from the breakfast and lunch concept.

Dunkin’ Brands Updates Management Team

Beccarelli and Woods earn promotions from Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins’ parent company.

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.

Lopez Joins Baja Fresh Mexican Grill

Restaurant industry veteran becomes director of product development.

McDonald's to Update Management Roles

Fenton's upcoming retirement leads to promotion of two senior vice presidents.

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.

DeSutter to become FOCUS Brands President and CEO

Burger King veteran to join the multi-concept franchisor in March.

Famous Dave's Names Rensi CEO

Former McDonald's executive succeeds Gilbert on an interim basis

Shlemon Joins Benihana Leadership Team

Former Carrabba's veteran becomes president and CEO of the multi-concept operator.

Ovation Brands Names Wooten Vice President of Operations

Martinson and Gessner also join Ovation’s leadership team.