Chain News & Profiles

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

Union Kitchen Supports Growth and New Product Development

When visiting Union Kitchen Ivy City in Washington, D.C., one might see 95 people using the facility’s foodservice equipment and meeting spaces. Most people don’t know each other since individuals working in the space represent different companies. They may be prepping menu items to move to a retail location, getting ready for a catered event, prepping for that day’s food truck sales or engaging in wholesale manufacturing. They’ve come to use foodservice equipment and meet with Union Kitchen’s support staff about branding, marketing and product distribution.

Go Roma Goes Full Italian

A redesigned prototype helps this fast-casual chain emphasize its authentic, scratch-made food.

Wienerschnitzel Goes Back to Its Roots

 The hot dog chain’s new prototype helps it stand out with a look inspired by its earliest stores.

Mama Fu’s Ups the Asian Delivery Experience

This emerging chain expects huge growth through cooked-to-order, fast-casual Asian food offered for dine-in, carryout and delivery.

Dickey's Barbecue Names New COO

Former Red Mango executive Barron joins the fast-growing barbecue concept.

Salata Stresses Fresh

This next-generation salad bar has rolled out a new prototype that emphasizes the quality of its ingredients and offers opportunities to upsell.