Chain News & Profiles

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

Beem to Join Krispy Kreme Team

Restaurant industry pro to become president of the chain's international operations.

Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar: Sit. Stay. Eat!

A diverse menu executed in a vibrant display kitchen pairs nicely with a dynamic bar package and has kept this casual dining concept on the rise.

Apollo to Acquire Chuck E. Cheese's Parent

Deal for CEC valued at $1.3 billion.

Quaker Steak & Lube Announces Management Transition

Dreibholz becomes interim CEO for the casual dining chain.

Coan Joins Buffalo Wild Wings Team

Restaurant industry veteran becomes vice president of enterprise supply chain.

Yum! Updates U.S. Leadership for KFC and Pizza Hut

Gibbs and Marker get new roles with the multi-concept operator.

Bojangles' Updates Management Team

Whataburger's Rutledge to become CEO.

Yogurtland Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Founder Chang becomes company chairman.

Genovese Joins First Watch

Former Starbucks executive takes on franchising role.

Smallcakes Names Saqr CEO

Franchise operator joins cupcake-themed chain's executive management team.

10 Chain Innovators: Bowl of Heaven

Bowl of Heaven started with an idea, sketched out on a napkin, for a whole new type of fast-casual chain that would bring what co-founder Dan McCormick calls "the world's healthiest meals" to the masses.