Chain News & Profiles

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

Chain Restaurant Operating Report for June 4, 2013

Chipotle prepares to add ShopHouse locations, as a handful of chains enter new markets — both domestic and abroad. Also, we look at financial results for a couple of chains, while another reports the expansion of its electric car charging program. 

Meatheads: A Suburban, Family-Friendly Riff on the Better-Burger Theme

When Tom Jednorowicz left his position as chief development officer for Potbelly Sandwich Works, he set out to find an existing, up-and-coming chain to buy into as a franchisee. He spent the better part of a year trolling the industry, looking at different concepts and "kicking the tires," but never hit upon one he felt passionate enough about to invest the required time, energy and capital.

Tijuana Flats Names New CEO

Former Boca Restaurant Group leader takes executive post with Mexican concept.