Bret Thorn

Bret
Thorn
Senior Food Editor,
Nation's Restaurant News
 

 

Instagram

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
Bob Evans exterior
Bob Evans streamlines menu design
Smaller menu aims to be more user-friendly
Dig Inn names Irene Cook COO
Former Panera Bread executive to oversee operations and human resources
Wine glasses
Consumer spending on cider soars 320%
Apple- and pear-based alcoholic beverages see popularity spike over five-year period
KFC taps comedian Rob Riggle as new Colonel 1
Meet the latest iteration of the iconic mascot
Menu Tracker: New items from Wendy's, Subway, The Cheesecake Factory, more
Restaurant chains from Planet Smoothie to Il Fornaio introduce new menu items
Westin Austin Downtown biscuits
Extraordinary sides earn their keep 
A once-forgotten category raises eyebrows and check averages
Smoothie King Wan Kim
Smoothie King CEO talks turnaround progress 
Expansion underway with prototype, logo, menu strategy and vision
Menu Tracker: New items from Starbucks, Arby's, First Watch, more
Restaurant chains from The Habit Burger Grill to Peet's Coffee introduce new menu items
Chains roll out pumpkin spice treats for the fall
Doughnuts, ice cream, pies and drinks feature cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
Cameron Mitchell beverage team adapts to changing tastes
Operator's beverage executives discuss trends among Millennial customers
Behind the scenes at Luke’s Lobster
Fast-casual chain prides itself on serving authentic lobster rolls
Lobster roll
Luke's Lobster founders translate Maine heritage into profit 
Chain manages lobster from dock to bun
Menu Tracker: New items from Taco Bell, Domino’s, Olive Garden, more
Restaurant chains from Burger King to Juice It Up! introduce new menu items
'Wichcraft's revamped exterior
’Wichcraft gets a makeover 
Tom Colicchio’s fast casual concept has new décor, logo and menu
Dirk Flanigan focuses on seafood at Ocean Cut
Dirk Flanigan focuses on seafood at Ocean Cut

Tweets from NRN


Latest Videos
Penton Restaurant Group

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×