Chain News & Profiles

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

Frisch's Agrees to Sell Golden Corral Business Segment

NRD Holdings expands its brand portfolio to include this casual dining chain.

New CEO, Development Officer Ready to Take Flight at Wild Wing Cafe

Wild Wing Café has added a pair of restaurant industry veterans to key leadership positions.

Corner Bakery Names New VP of Franchise Sales

20-year restaurant industry veteran Jonathan Benjamin assumes new position at the fast-casual chain.

The Egg & I Restaurants

A streamlined menu; a basic, off-the-shelf equipment package; and one daily shift covering two meal periods allow owners and franchisees to operate profitably and sustain consistent growth.

Let’s YO Yogurt Teams up with Gyms

Frozen yogurt, which saw a growth spurt during during and after the recession thanks to low price points and positioning as a healthy lunch alternative or snack, is still going strong.

Bloop Focuses on Special Needs Diets and Charities

In Lynchburg, Va., Bloop, a frozen yogurt chain, has opened two stores.

Ryback to Join P.F. Chang's Management Team

Restaurant veteran comes over from Kona Grill to assume COO position.

Grilling Opportunities in the Burger Segment

While fast-food giants may be the iconic members of the segment, a growing number of fast-casual and limited-service restaurants are grilling their own opportunities within the burger business.

Woody’s BBQ Develops New Prototype Units

After 30 years as a casual dining operation, Woody's Bar-B-Q is repositioning itself as a fast-casual and express concept.

B Ready for Burger 21

The Melting Pot Restaurants’ founders set out to shake up the better burger segment with a fresh, new, kicked-up fast-casual concept.

Chain Operating Report

Several chains explore new markets, another expands its franchise network while another pilots a program with a major convenience store chain. All this and more in this week's chain operating report.