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mini- +‎ chain


minichain (plural minichains)

  1. A small chain (in various senses).
    • 2008 May 10, Eric Konigsberg, “Imagining a Cipriani Dining Place Without Those Family-Invented Bellinis”, in New York Times[1]:
      Interviews with people in the restaurant business on Friday suggest that it would not be easy or even practical for the Ciprianis to continue to operate as a dry minichain, but that resourcefulness might go a long way.