Chain News & Profiles

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

PizzaRev Accelerates Growth Plans

Franchising is next on the menu for the emerging L.A.-based fast-casual chain. 

Smoothie King Plots Fresh Strategies to Rule the Meal Replacement Niche

Long before smoothies became ubiquitous, Smoothie King was hard at work helping create the category. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the company bills itself as the inventor of these fruity, blended concoctions and has built its franchise on a brand strategy that focuses on health and nutrition as much as on flavor, fun and convenience.

Roark Buys Miller's Ale House

Former RARE CEO Hickey to lead the 65-unit casual dining chain.