Chain News & Profiles

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

Chain Operating Report for April 27

Blimpie, CKE, Mama Fu's, Pei Wei Asian Diner and Saladworks moved forward with expansion plans this past week, while the back and forth between McCormick & Schmick's and Landry's Restaurants Inc. CEO Tilman Fertitta continued to evolve.

Chain Restaurant Operating Report for April 20

Arby's, Jamba Juice, Red Robin, Shane's Rib Shack and Yum! Brands all made operational news this past week.

Thompson Leaves Papa John's

Charley's Grilled Subs Finds Mr. Wright for COO Post

Cheesesteak franchise on an aggressive growth curve beefs up its management team by hiring first-ever COO.

Chipotle Slated to Open Asian Concept Later This Summer

Fast-casual chain prepares Asian-inspired concept that will use its hallmark service style.

Chain Operating Report for April 13

Real Mex Restaurants Appoints David Goronkin CEO

Restaurant industry veteran joins the multi-concept operator on June 1.

Chain Restaurant Operating Report for April 6

Bankruptcy, a possible acquisition, financial reporing and expansion updates are all part of this week's chain restaurant news.

Chain Profile: Penn Station East Coast Subs

Developing a footprint to maximize return on investment, this fast casual chain ensures that it can efficiently offer a distinctive menu that is freshly prepared in an open kitchen.

Chain News: TCBY Continues Rebranding Campaign