Erin Dostal

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.

Articles
Hooters new logo
Hooters redesigns signature owl logo
The makeover is part of an ongoing brand overhaul
Going local, green takes off for Concessions International
President Anthony Joseph discusses the latest trends in airport restaurants
Sonny’s CEO Bob Yarmuth unveils the company’s new logo.
Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q to undergo revamp
Changes include new uniforms, logo and restaurant prototype
How strong HR policies can prevent PR disasters
Experts offer insights on what restaurants can do to avoid crises due to bad employee behavior
J. Alexander’s names first COO
J. Michael Moore has worked for the company since it was founded
Huddle House
Huddle House names new chief development officer
Jonathan Benjamin officially stepped into the role on July 11
Krispy Kreme celebrates 76th birthday via Facebook
Chain sees success with an app and event tied to the promotion
Darden names two new executives
Dave Pickens is chief restaurant operations officer; Salli Setta is president of Red Lobster
Tropical Smoothie Café to add meatless protein to permanent menu
Chain aims to attract vegetarian and vegan customers with Beyond Meat
Restaurant staff
Restaurants compete for talent 
With turnover on the rise, restaurant concepts are seeking creative recruiting and retention solutions
Paul Damico of Moe's Southwest Grill
Having Words With: Paul Damico 
The president of Moe's Southwest Grill talks growth
Chicken chain Zaxby's moves west
Fast-casual chain has signed its first franchise agreement in Utah
Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q hires COO, VP of marketing
Brandon Manly and Dominic Losacco have filled the positions, respectively
Auntie Anne's expands breakfast rollout
Company aims to offer the menu at 50 units by the end of 2013
Sonic execs discuss new innovations, health care 
Leaders say approach to health care, new menu technology among key differentiators
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