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.

Top 5 most watched videos of 2012 
From Taco Bell's roll out of First Meal to Twin Peaks seeking ex-Hooters executives for franchises, takes a look at the top 5 most watched restaurant videos of 2012
Notable restaurant industry deals and IPOs of 2012 
The restaurant industry saw several significant initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions this year.
Fear of 'fiscal cliff' clouds operator sales outlook 
NRN-MillerPulse survey shows restaurant operators remain pessimistic despite reasonable sales performance in November
Restaurant operators expect November sales to hold steady 
Industry same-store sales rose 2.1 percent in October, according to the latest NRN-MillerPulse survey
Fall vegetables flourish on restaurant chain menus 
Kale and Brussel sprouts gain popularity this season
Dollar stock promo
Restaurant same-store sales soften in September 
NRN-MillerPulse: Operators say sales will rebound
Pumpkin coffee
Beverage menus increasingly feature pumpkin flavors 
Pumpkin appears in coffee and cocktails this fall
Smashburger names Brett Willis SVP of franchise sales 
Willis previously worked at Johnny Rockets and Arby's
Donna Josephson
McAlister's Deli names Donna Josephson marketing VP 
Josephson has worked for Wendy's, Applebee's
Top 10 ice cream flavors
Ice cream trends: Restaurants go beyond vanilla 
Non-traditional flavors gain traction
Peet’s Coffee & Tea agrees to $1B buyout 
Joh. A. Benckiser has agreed to acquire company
Carl Jakaitis
McAlister's Deli names Carl Jakaitis CFO 
Jakaitis formerly at Church's Chicken, Pizza Hut
Full-service restaurant sales recover in June 
Full-service chains saw same-stores sales improve
Joe Vaina
Chef brings crab house experience to New York 
Joe Vaina discusses seafood trends, sustainability
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Blogs & Commentary
Apr 23, 2015

McDonald's performance is worse than you think 2

McDonald's U.S. same-store sales fell 2.6 percent in the first quarter. But factor out breakfast, and the number is worse....More
Apr 23, 2015

Fertitta plans 10-acre Houston development, 1st Mastro’s in Texas

The development will combine a luxury hotel with offices and residential and retail offerings....More

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