Chain News & Profiles

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

Smallcakes Goes Bigtime

Mix together some television exposure, savvy marketing and a low-overhead business model and you have Smallcakes' recipe for making a name for itself in the thriving cupcake niche.

Chain Operating Report for Sept. 26, 2012

Six chain restaurant operators continue their expansion plans both domestically and internationally by adding new franchisees to their networks.

Chain Operating Report for Sept. 19, 2012

 

This week's chain operating report includes one concept expanding via non-traditional locations, another looking to grow its presence in China, one entering the franchising and much more.

Chain Operating Report for Sept. 12, 2012

 

Despite the challenging economy, several chain restaurant concepts continue to ink new development agreements and expand their presence into new markets. And, in this week's chain operating report, one iconic concept makes history.

Barberitos Southwestern Grille and Cantina

Producing freshly prepared menu items in an efficient kitchen helps this Southwestern grille and cantina-themed restaurant chain compete successfully in the quick-service burrito channel.