Chain News & Profiles

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

DineEquity Restructures International Operation

Former Wyndham executive to lead international development efforts for Applebee's and IHOP.

O'Charley's Cooks Up New Director of Culinary

Darden veteran joins the Nashville-based casual dining chain.

Buffalo Wild Wings Names Director of Culinary Innovation

Smith joins the wing-themed chain from Logan's Roadhouse.

Bennigan's Updates Management Team

Holly to become director of operations.

Long John Silver's Names New COO

Lutz to lead the quick-serve chain's operations and development teams.

Johnny Rockets Names James Walker Chief Development Officer

Will focus on taking the casual dining chain into underserved markets and exploring non-traditional locations.

Real Mex Restaurants Updates Operations Team

Multi-concept casual-dining company taps restaurant industry veterans Gueli and Bartholomay to lead operations efforts.

Newk's Promotes Anderson to VP

Restaurant industry veteran will oversee area directors for the fast-casual concept's nine company-owned locations.

Hooters Updates Leadership Team

Parrish and Whittle take on new roles as the chain presses forward with its new prototype.

Wendy's Updates Leadership Team

COO shake-up has Wright in and Peters forming a new franchise venture.

Bruegger's Parent Names Inaugural COO

Applebee's vet takes on new challenges.