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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Menu Tracker: New items from Pizza Hut, Panera, Bruegger's, more
Sonic Drive-In, Krystal, Applebee’s, others also introduce new menu items
Pizza Hut to introduce gluten-free pizza
Chain is first national QSR to offer pizza certified by Gluten Intolerance Group
Subway updates chicken, vinaigrette
Executive chef Chris Martone details the upgrades
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Former Texas Roadhouse CFO to depart for doughnut operator
Restaurant Menu Watch: Foie gras returns to California tables
Ban is overturned, sparking joy, protests and name-calling
New York City to ban plastic foam containers
City is largest jurisdiction in U.S. to prohibit use of the material
California foie gras ban overturned
Ruling paves way for item to return to restaurant menus in the state
3D printing could be ‘game changer’ for foodservice
Culinary Institute of America partners on initiative using new technology
Starbucks creates new VP of food role
Industry vet Stefano Cordova to support growth of chain’s food program
Boston Nightlife Ventures names first chief culinary officer
Bill Brodsky will oversee culinary operations, develop new menu items
Menu Tracker: New items from White Castle, Starbucks, El Pollo Loco, more
Cheeseburger in Paradise, Baskin-Robbins, others also introduce new menu items.
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