Bret Thorn

Senior Food Editor,
Nation's Restaurant News



Bret Thorn is responsible for reporting on culinary trends in foodservice. He joined Nation’s Restaurant News in 1999, after spending about five years as a journalist in Thailand, where he wrote business and food stories. His columns in NRN won the 2006 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for best staff-written editorial or opinion column. A magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University in Medford, Mass., with a bachelor’s degree in history, Thorn also studied at Le Cordon Bleu Ecole de Cuisine in Paris.

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Restaurant chains from Arby's to Project Juice introduce new menu items.
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Healthful and high-tech, the San Francisco chain expands to the East Coast
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American cuisine has evolved during the past 50 years through these culinary pioneers and influencers.
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Six-piece bacon flights available at Tempe, Ariz., location
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Restaurant chains from Bennigan's to Pretzelmaker introduce new menu items.
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Aaron Chambers to lead casual-dining chain's culinary team
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Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar names new president
Company also promotes Sergio Carvallo to president of Mexico division
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Payal Saha’s craving for a taste of home has turned into an expanding restaurant chain.
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