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
6 summer salads starring seasonal ingredients
Blueberries, corn, peaches, tomatoes appear in these dishes
2015 Second 100: Sales rise for Limited-Service segment 
Nation's Restaurant News Second 100 report examines the limited-service restaurant segment
Chef Marc Murphy shares seafood menu strategies
Murphy favors local species, sustainable suppliers
2015 Second 100: Why Peet's is the No. 10 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Second 100 report
2015 Second 100: Why Freddy's is the No. 4 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Second 100 report
2015 Second 100: Why Habit Burger is the No. 1 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Second 100 report
2015 Second 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 Second 100 report
2015 Second 100: Why Tropical Smoothie Café is the No. 7 fastest-growing chain 
A closer look at the top 10 fastest-growing restaurant chains from the latest Second 100 report
A look at summer’s latest BLT sandwiches
Restaurants tap into retro foods, seasonal produce and the popularity of bacon
Rock & Brews blends classic rock with cuisine
Casual-dining concept aims to avoid tourist-restaurant model
Menu Tracker: New items from Corner Bakery Cafe, Del Taco, Peet's Coffee & Tea, more
Cousins Subs, Pie Five Pizza Co., Starbucks, others also introduce new menu items
Kneaders names David Vincent president
Current CFO to take on additional role
Carl's Jr., Hardee's parent names new COO
Eric Williams promoted from executive VP of operations for Carl’s Jr.
'Knife Fight' cooking competition takes on top food trends
Chefs cook with local ingredients, root vegetables, more on TV program
Corner Bakery Cafe executive breaks down menu strategy
Ric Scicchitano balances culinary development and purchasing

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