Chain News & Profiles

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

Chicken Salad Chick Hatches 30th Location

Chicken Salad Chick, the Southern food-inspired fast-casual restaurant concept, opened its 30th location.

FMP to Acquire Catalina Restaurant Group

Bowie to Become Arby's COO

Condos to retire at the end of March 2015.

Post Promoted to Executive Vice President for Red Robin

Casual dining chain taps longtime employee Dolan to serve as chief marketing officer. 

Popeyes Updates Senior Management Team

Chicken franchisor taps former IHOP executive to serve as COO and promotes a new president to its international operations.

Redrock Partners to Purchase Romano's Macaroni Grill

Ignite sells Italian-themed casual dining concept to a venture capital firm for $8 million in cash.

Giggles ‘N Huggs Hires Kaufman

Former California Pizza Kitchen executive joins the emerging family-friendly restaurant chain.

Bruce Takes Flight as Johnny Rockets’ CEO

Restaurant industry veteran joins the global burger chain.

Chain Profile: Café Intermezzo is Old School

With an extensive menu, a leisurely environment and what might be the world’s largest cappuccino and espresso machine, Café Intermezzo is betting that 21st-century America will take to the 19th-century European coffee house experience.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea Opens Flagship Store in Chicago’s Wrigley Building

Peet’s Coffee & Tea opened a flagship store in the iconic Wrigley Building on Chicago’s iconic Michigan Avenue. This marks Peet’s second Chicago flagship store since the company began its retail expansion in the area last fall farther south on Michigan Avenue. Peet’s now has 17 retail locations across the greater Chicago area. “Our new cafe is designed to provide an intimate, up-close view of our premium, hand-roasted coffee while honoring the historic spirit and character of the Wrigley Building,” said Dave Burwick, president and CEO of Peet’s Coffee & Tea.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Updates Asia-Pacific Team

International franchising veteran Nathan assumes newly created VP role.