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
Legacy Family Dining renews vigor 
Denny’s and IHOP lead segment performance by focusing on remodeling, menu and more
Food quality, community propel Limited Service 
Regional chains continued to steal market share from segment stalwarts
2016 Top 100: Why Chick-fil-A is the No. 5 fastest-growing chain  3
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest NRN Top 100 report.
Wahlburgers burger
Wahlburgers chef focuses on one burger at a time
Paul Wahlberg discusses the evolution of the chain’s menu
2016 Top 100: Why Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is the No. 4 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest NRN Top 100 report.
2016 Top 100: Why Wingstop is the No. 3 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest NRN Top 100 report.
2016 Top 100: Why Marco’s Pizza is the No. 2 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest NRN Top 100 report.
2016 Top 100: Why Jersey Mike’s Subs is the No. 1 fastest-growing chain  1
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest NRN Top 100 report.
Perdue Farms commits to animal welfare reforms
Chicken supplier to add windows and other enhancements to bird housing
Burger & Lobster restaurant
Burger & Lobster finds success with narrow focus
The London-based upscale-casual chain aims to do only a few things, but well
Menu Tracker: New items from Krystal, First Watch, Snap Kitchen, more
Au Bon Pain, Cream, Newl's Eatery and more introduce new menu items
Rosa Mexican mezcal
Rosa Mexicano adds agave-based beverages
Lesser-known spirits including Bacanora, sotol and raicilla to appear on upscale Mexican chain's menu
fish
CIA instructors discuss teaching the art of seafood
Bruce Mattel and Gerard Viverito share how they educate culinary students about seafood
Philadelphia passes soda tax
Beverage Association questions its legality
Pollo Tropical restaurant
Pollo Tropical names new corporate executive chef
Fast-casual operator also appoints Todd Nonken VP of marketing

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