Chain News & Profiles

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

Private Equity Group Buys Benihana

Acquisition removes Japanese restaurant from NASDAQ.

Chain Operating Report for August 21

Caribou and Cheesecake Factory explore new venues and markets, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group reports operating results for the second quarter and much more in this week's chain operating report.

Smashburger Names Willis VP of Franchise Sales

Domestic expansion will be top priority.

Togo’s: New Look, New Prospects for 40-Year-Old West Coast Original

A vibrant, refreshed look paired with a new, more efficient prototype has this chain poised to take a bigger bite out of the sandwich segment.

Chain Operating Report for August 1, 2012

This week's chain operating report takes a look at a couple of chains' IPOs, expansion plans for several players and some transaction news.

Chain Operating Report for July 25

This weeks' report includes Baja Fresh, Del Taco add new locations; revenue up at Chipotle; and Dunkin' continues international expansion.

Harrison Becomes Executive Chef for Pair of Lawry's Concepts

Veteran chef takes on new challenges.

Shula Burger Adds Pair to Roster

Pair of restaurant industry veterans join emerging burger chain.

Daphne’s Greek Updates Organizational Structure

Daphne's Greek, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant chain with 55 locations across three states, announced a series of organizational changes.

Bennigan's Adds Three Restaurant Industry Veterans to its Team

Casual dining chain adds talent in catering, construction and design and culinary.

Vanzura New CEO of Wahlburgers

Former Panera executive to lead national expansion of the fledgling burger concept.