Christi Ravneberg

Managing Editor of Production,
Nation's Restaurant News

Phone: 323.380.7653
Christi Ravneberg oversees the copy flow process for NRN’s award-winning magazine, enforcing deadlines and ensuring the publication’s standards of accuracy and consistency. She also oversees the annual NRN 50 special report and plays a key role in the planning and execution of other special projects, including the Top 100 and Second 100 reports and Consumer Picks. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in magazine journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago. She resides in Los Angeles.

A look inside Pizzeria Locale
Second location of Chipotle-backed fast-casual brand opens in Denver
Encouraging rituals can lead to raves 
NRN's Christi Ravneberg shares thoughts on the importance of rituals to the dining experience
Christi Ravneberg
Between food extremes lies opportunity 
NRN's Christi Ravneberg on the benefits of finding middle ground between indulgent and healthful menu offerings
Baja Fiesta Salad at Veggie Grill
Breakout Brands: Veggie Grill 
Fast-casual chain Veggie Grill is aiming to change the way people look at vegetarian cuisine.
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Breakout Brands: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams 
The ice cream concept offers exotic flavors like Bangkok Peanut and Lime Cardamom
MenuMasters 2012: Sonic, America's Drive-In 
QSR finds commercial success with jazzed-up hot dogs
Growth Chains: Currito 
Brothers aim to build fast-casual burrito chain with focus on global flavors.
2011 Golden Chain Awards: Don Fox 
Firehouse Subs chief executive relentlessly pursues growth
NRN 50: Raising the bar 
Chains focus on small bites to spice up cocktail areas, draw in customers
NRN 50: Snack attack 
Between-meal munching has chains fortifying menus with mini offerings
Savoring a ‘Taste of What’s Hot’ 
Guests of the 51st MUFSO conference toasted the entrepreneurial spirit of four young brands
Hot Concepts! tout engaged customers 
Striking up personal connections with customers is key to standing out from the competition. 

Sally Smith named Operator of the Year 
Buffalo Wild Wings CEO selected from Golden Chain winners
Peter Francese on the restaurant customers of tomorrow 
Demographer highlights boomers, millennials and single moms
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