Chain News & Profiles

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

The Big Salad Takes Root at the University of Michigan Hospital Café

The Big Salad’s newest location at the University of Michigan (UM) Hospital Café on the Ann Arbor campus represents the blooming concept’s seventh unit system wide. Working with Aramark International, the hospital’s contract foodservice provider, The Big Salad currently operates a gourmet salad bar where customers can create their own salad. They have plans to open a freestanding counter service location to serve gourmet wraps and salads while also adding a selection of healthy fruit smoothies.

The Melting Pot Changes Its Ingredients

Best known as a place for celebrations, this fondue concept is shifting its menu and updating its look to encourage more frequent visits.

Green Case Study: Panda Express

Panda Restaurant Group, operator of Panda Express, Hibachi-San Japanese Grill and Panda Inn, a modern Asian concept, has been on a steady path toward sustainability for the last decade.

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