Chain News & Profiles

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

Chain Operating Report for May 4

Brio Tuscan Grille, LongHorn Steakhouse, McCormick & Schmick's and a number of franchisees announced expansion news.

Emerging Restaurant Chain: LYFE Kitchen

Health food nuts, meet quick-serve. Quick-serve, meet chef-driven. Celebrity chefs Art Smith and Tal Ronnen have teamed up with chain veterans to introduce LYFE Kitchen, a socially responsible, healthy-food focused brand opening its first restaurant in Palo Atlo, Calif., with additional first stores planned for the Chicago area.

Chain Operating Report for April 27

Blimpie, CKE, Mama Fu's, Pei Wei Asian Diner and Saladworks moved forward with expansion plans this past week, while the back and forth between McCormick & Schmick's and Landry's Restaurants Inc. CEO Tilman Fertitta continued to evolve.