Charlie Duerr

Web editor,
Nation's Restaurant News

Charlie Duerr is a web editor at Nation’s Restaurant News. He joined the digital team in May 2011 after receiving his Master’s Degree in Publishing from New York University.

Dog Haus turns to franchising for growth
Founding partner Hagop Giragossian discusses the fast-casual concept’s expansion plans
Lazy Dog plots growth beyond California
Founder, CEO Chris Simms discusses the upscale-casual concept’s expansion plans
Customer Wi-Fi a win for restaurants
65% of customers expect easy internet access while eating out
Umami CEO on building an emerging brand 
Paul Clayton brings experience from large chains to the growing better burger concept
Così CEO welcomes challenge of turnaround 
R.J. Dourney discusses his plans for the fast-casual chain
Noodles & Company CEO optimistic on growth plans 
Kevin Reddy says fast-casual operator still has sights set on reaching 2,500 units
Asian Box seeks growth in challenging fast-casual segment 
CEO Frank Klein outlines the chain’s plans, challenges to expansion
Buffalo Wild Wings CEO details growth strategy 
Sally Smith talks Rusty Taco investment, thriving in struggling segment
Patent infringement claims plague restaurant chains 
Congress moves to increase transparency, stem frivolous lawsuits
Chef Marrari's chocolate moelleux with coffee and kumquat
Sylvain Marrari leads Chefs Club dessert program 
Pastry chef works with rotating list of up-and-coming talent at Food & Wine venue
Restaurants turn to private exchanges for health care coverage 
Insurance option seen as way to lower costs, increase predictability
Pumpkin seed custard cup
Pastry chef’s menu complements top chefs 
Andrea Litvin has worked with some of the biggest names in the business
Christina Lee
Recette pastry chef favors savory flavors, bold colors 
Christina Lee’s desserts are inspired by seasonal ingredients, modern art
Restaurants work to mitigate effects of paid time off mandates 
Operators determine best course of action as more cities pass or consider paid sick leave bills
Pastry chef riffs on favorite childhood desserts 
Callie Speer uses Cap’n Crunch cereal, homemade candy bars at Swift’s Attic
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