Bret Thorn

Bret
Thorn
Senior Food Editor,
Nation's Restaurant News
 

 

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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.

Articles
Culver's names new director of menu development
Quinn Adkins to lead burger chain’s culinary efforts
Restaurant offers tap into barbecue’s variety
Chains offer new approaches to American culinary treasure
Papa John’s to remove artificial ingredients from menu
Pizza chain launches marketing campaign comparing its food quality to Panera, Chipotle
Menu Tracker: New items from Denny's, First Watch, Quiznos
Captain D’s, Smashburger, others also introduce new menu items
Shari’s names Rob Geresi COO
Family-dining chain creates new position
McAlister’s CEO discusses menu moves
Carin Stutz on new executive chef Will Eudy, building dinner business and a new restaurant design
Dairy Queen introduces hot sandwiches, desserts
Franchisees install new ovens to support DQ Bakes! platform
Trending Tables: 50 hot restaurants for summer 2015
A look at some of the most popular eateries across the nation
2015 Top 100: Why Jersey Mike's is the No. 1 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Top 100 report
2015 Top 100: Why Chipotle is the No. 2 fastest-growing chain  1
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Top 100 report
2015 Top 100: Why Firehouse Subs is the No. 3 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Top 100 report
2015 Top 100: Why Raising Cane's is the No. 4 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Top 100 report
2015 Top 100: Why Jimmy John's is the No. 7 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Top 100 report
2015 Top 100: Limited Service segment analysis 
Nation's Restaurant News examines the limited-service restaurant segment
Menu Tracker: New items from Pizza Hut, Culver's, Red Robin, more
Einstein Bros. Bagels, Pollo Campero, others also introduce new menu items

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