Chain News & Profiles

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

First Watch Appoints VP of Franchising

Newly created position is key for growing chain. 

Walk-On's Announces New Director of Culinary Operations and Training

Chef Jeremy Coco takes on new challenges for the Louisiana sports bar chain.

Sonic Adds a Pair to Franchise Development Team

Franke and Kessler assume management positions with the drive-thru chain. 

Tim Hortons Updates Management Team

Former Nestlé Professional executive Caira to join the restaurant chain in July.

Ruby Tuesday Announced Series of Management Changes

Efforts to reposition the casual-dining brand are underway.

Twin Peaks Names New President

The 32-unit chain has 10 locations in development. 

Mimi's Promotes Pair

Stuart Gee and Daniel Boyd take on new roles.

Arby's Taps Brown to Serve as CEO

Moddelmog will continue to serve as president. 

Joe’s Crab Shack Is “100% Shore” about its New Direction

A new brand position and new prototype that focuses on back-of-house efficiency and food safety are redefining this 22-year-old seafood chain.

Panera Announces Management Transition

Moreton to become executive vice chairman and Shaich to become sole CEO by Aug. 1, 2013.

Wingstop Names VP of International Operations

Hiring comes on the heels of the wing chain's plans for expansion into Mexico, Russia and Singapore.