Chain News & Profiles

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

The Egg & I Restaurants

A streamlined menu; a basic, off-the-shelf equipment package; and one daily shift covering two meal periods allow owners and franchisees to operate profitably and sustain consistent growth.

Let’s YO Yogurt Teams up with Gyms

Frozen yogurt, which saw a growth spurt during during and after the recession thanks to low price points and positioning as a healthy lunch alternative or snack, is still going strong.

Grilling Opportunities in the Burger Segment

While fast-food giants may be the iconic members of the segment, a growing number of fast-casual and limited-service restaurants are grilling their own opportunities within the burger business.

Woody’s BBQ Develops New Prototype Units

After 30 years as a casual dining operation, Woody's Bar-B-Q is repositioning itself as a fast-casual and express concept.

B Ready for Burger 21

The Melting Pot Restaurants’ founders set out to shake up the better burger segment with a fresh, new, kicked-up fast-casual concept.

Chain Operating Report

Several chains explore new markets, another expands its franchise network while another pilots a program with a major convenience store chain. All this and more in this week's chain operating report.