- Published: June 23, 2011
- Written by The Editors
Chain News & Profiles includes news on chain restaurants, operations, profiles, trend pieces and new concepts.
Jamba Juice, Johnny Rockets, Saladworks, Smallcakes and Quiznos announce new store openings and other expansion news.
James Franks was named vice president of franchising for Fazoli's.
Fast-casual bakery café operator Au Bon Pain has announced plans to remodel all 318 of its locations. Au Bon Pain also announced the veteran executive chef Stefano Cordova has joined the company to lead its culinary efforts.
Marc Buehler, president and chief executive officer of Kona Grill (NASDAQ: KONA) has resigned. The company appointed Michael Nahkunst, a member of Kona Grill's board of directors, interim president and CEO.
Real Mex Restaurants, Inc. named Edie Ames its new chief operating officer, effective July 11, 2011.
National franchisor adds speciality dessert concept to its portfolio of foodservice brands.
In a potential sign of things to come, Atlanta-based private equity firm Roark Capital has reached a pair of agreements that allow it to purchase three restaurant chains from their respective owners including Arby's, Corner Bakery Café and Il Fornaio Restaurants and Bakeries.
A small kitchen footprint allows this revitalized fast-casual concept to produce a limited menu featuring fried chicken, sides and bread.