Erin Dostal

Associate Editor,
Nation's Restaurant News

Phone: 212-204-4387

Erin Dostal covers the Southeast U.S. at Nation’s Restaurant News. She previously worked at Direct Marketing News where she covered trends in database marketing and e-commerce. Prior to moving to New York in 2011, she was a reporter at Las Vegas Sun and a launching editor of VEGAS INC, a business magazine covering the largest industries in Southern Nevada: tourism, gaming, entertainment, real estate and—of course—restaurants. She holds a journalism degree from Northwestern University.

Bloomin' Brands 2Q revenue reaches $1B
All brands report same-store sales increase for the quarter
Starbucks, Google partner on Wi-Fi upgrade
Companies to upgrade more than 7,000 units during the next 18 months
Burger King 2Q profit jumps nearly 31%
Same-store sales relatively flat; revenue drops more than 48%
Denny's to focus on menu, design improvements
New core menu focusing on non-breakfast items to debut this week
Denny's 2Q profit rises nearly 35%
Same-store sales remained almost flat for the period
Rita's Italian Ice names executive chairman, interim CEO
Michael Lorelli will spearhead search for permanent CEO
Dunkin’ signs first California franchisees
Deal calls for 44 units that will begin opening in 2015
Ruby Tuesday CEO: Company in ‘transition period’
Poor fourth-quarter results tied to strategy, personnel changes
Dunkin' profit doubles in 2Q
Company also signs deal to open Dunkin’ Donuts units in California
Ruby Tuesday reports $29M loss in 4Q
CEO says company is in transition period
Panera: Breakfast drags down 2Q same-store sales
Inconsistent results across dayparts contribute to sales miss
East Coast Wings & Grill expands with smaller units
University, quick-service models take advantage of demographics, real estate
2013 Second 100: Family Dining 
NRN examines the Family-Dining segment as part of this year's Second 100 special report
Roark Capital Group acquires Miller's Ale House
Bar-and-grill chain names NRA’s Phil Hickey as chairman
Maggiano's Pepperoni Flatbread
Flatbreads on the rise 
Operators like Chili's Grill & Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy aim to boost sales with flatbreads

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