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.

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
Restaurant operator confidence declines after rocky September 
Soft sales and traffic, government shutdown dampen outlook, NRA reports
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Broadmoor pastry chef manages eight menus
Adam Thomas also oversees 800-room resort’s banquets, weddings, room service
Operators pessimistic on sales, economy
Negative outlook persists despite positive same-store sales, traffic in August, NRA reports
Stagnant August restaurant sales dampen operator outlook
Performance gap subsists between full-service, quick-service segments
Stephanie Prida
California ingredients inspire Manresa pastry chef
Stephanie Prida uses the state’s seasonal produce in original desserts
Casual dining, QSR sales performance gap widens
Restaurant industry same-store sales remain positive, but weaker in July
Pastry chef Nicole Plue goes from kitchen to classroom
Plue is director of the new Professional Pastry Arts Certificate Program at San Francisco Cooking School
CiCi's Pizza names Darin Harris CEO
Harris replaces Mike Shumsky, who is retiring
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza names Jim Mizes president, COO
Mizes will lead the expansion of the growing fast-casual pizza chain
Restaurant sales reach 2013 high in May
Operators remain confident yet concerned about health care
Charlie Duerr
A dining experience can start on the phone 
Nation's Restaurant News web editor Charlie Duerr on the reservation-making process
Pastry chef Bill Corbett lets seasons dictate desserts
The executive pastry chef for The Absinthe Group oversees the dessert menus at four San Francisco restaurants.
Church's Chicken names new chief development officer
Tony Moralejo replaces Pedro Voyer

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