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.

Discounts short-change guests if service doesn’t seem special 
Like pretty much everyone else out there, I’ve become an eagle-eyed bargain hunter in recent...
Having words with Kenneth Himmel, president & chief executive, Related Urban 
The economy has put a damper on many a restaurant development plan, but that hasn’t...
Kruse’s State of the Plate points a path to future trends 
Restaurateurs hoping to attract recession-weary customers should entice them with familiar favorites that create a...
Technomic: Do more for consumers who want to spend less 
The way to today’s consumers’ hearts is through their wallets, and recognizing and responding to...
Panel: Value-driven promotions require careful execution 
Value-driven promotions are a near necessity in the current economic climate, but they must be...
Panel: Down economy presents chance to fine-tune operations 
Amid cautious optimism that economic woes may be easing, speakers at the recent Multi-Unit Foodservice...
Hot Concepts! panel touts value of connecting with guests 
As cash-strapped consumers continue to think carefully about where they spend their dining-out dollars, the...
Industry toasts honorees, 50 years of MUFSO at anniversary gala 
James Greco, chief executive of Bruegger’s Bagels, was named Operator of the Year by Nation’s...
Bruegger’s Greco named Operator of Year at MUFSO’s 50th anniversary celebration 
James Greco, chief executive of Bruegger’s Bagels, took top honors at the recent Nation’s Restaurant...
Richard Melman 
If Richard Melman turns his attention away from a business project to focus on something...
Bruegger’s Greco named Operator of the Year 
DALLAS James Greco, chief executive of Bruegger’s Bagels, was named Operator of the Year by...
Innovation a top topic as MUFSO kicks off 
DALLAS Nation’s Restaurant News’ 50th Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators conference kicked off Sunday as hundreds of...
Keep customers, business healthy by taking care of allergy sufferers 
Years ago, while working as a server, I waited on a customer with particularly specific...
Having words with Jim Reed, franchisee, Jimano’s Pizzeria Bakersfield, Calif. 
When Jim Reed, a 25-year veteran of the pizza segment, couldn’t find pies that lived...
On the Menu: The Publican 
Chef Paul Kahan can sum up the inspiration for his latest restaurant in Chicago, The...
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