Chain News & Profiles

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

5 & Diner Ready to Rock-N-Roll

The owners of this '50s style chain hope potential franchisees flip for a smaller, more affordable prototype.

Heeley Becomes CEO for Earl of Sandwich

Foodservice veteran comes from Au Bon Pain.

Chain Operating Report for April 25

This week's chain news includes a new prototype for McAlister's, operating results for Chipotle and Yum!, and expansion news for Dunkin' Donunts and Krispy Kreme.

Franchising Veteran Joins McAllister's Deli

Wright to work with existing franchisees and open new markets.

Buckman Joins Penn Station Subs

Fast-casual chain names new director of sales.

Cracker Barrel Restructures Field Organization

Daily also joins company as senior vice president of retail.

Chain Operating Report for April 11

This week's report includes a pair of bagel franchisees getting into the delivery game, international expansion, financial results and more.

UFPC Buys Parts of PrimeSource

Dallas-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership is wrapping up operations.

The Meatball Shop

Efficient equipment, production speed and a streamlined menu are key elements in this budding meatball concept.

Burger King Agrees to Sell 278 Company Restaurants to Carrols

Carrols agrees to remodel 450 Burger King restaurants as part of the deal.

Seattle's Best Opens First Drive-Thru Location

Northlake, Ill.-based unit will serve as a test location to drive future innovations for the coffee chain.