Nancy Kruse

Bret Thorn, Nancy Kruse discuss secret menus 
The menu experts agree that secret menus are marketing gold for restaurant operators
Bret Thorn, Nancy Kruse debate menu customization 
Menu experts Bret Thorn and Nancy Kruse share differing opinions on whether excessive customer choice is a good thing.
Papa Murphy's Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza
Pizza players see growing success 
Segment benefits from authentic, fresh, creative pizzas
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Bret Thorn, Nancy Kruse discuss online restaurant reviews  1
The two menu experts debate the pros and cons of online restaurant reviews.
Perkins' French Toast Tower
Tiny diners present big opportunity 
Menu trends analyst Nancy Kruse on the importance of creative kids' menus.
Ben & Jerry's Greek Frozen Yogurt
Greek food gains ground in U.S. 
Nancy Kruse looks at chains embracing Greek food on their menus
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Bret Thorn, Nancy Kruse debate culinary authenticity 
Menu trend watcher Nancy Kruse and NRN senior food editor Bret Thorn face off on the value of authenticity on restaurant menus
Santa Fe Steakburger at Steak 'n Shake
Chefs play up texture 
Nancy Kruse looks at the increase in crunchable items on menus
Bret Thorn, Nancy Kruse look back on 2012 culinary trends 
NRN senior food editor Bret Thorn and menu trend expert Nancy Kruse discuss the most popular restaurant menu trends of the past year.
Better-chicken segment takes wing 
Nancy Kruse talks emerging chicken chains and dishes
Condiments to complement every flavor profile 
Nancy Kruse shares observations on innovative condiments.
Innovation sparks side-dish revival 
Nancy Kruse on interesting side dishes from chains and independents.
Seasonal fruits help sweeten the meal 
Menu trends analyst Nancy Kruse on the appeal of fruit.
Maple syrup sweetens dishes from breakfast to dessert 
Maple syrup isn't just for pancakes anymore
Chefs beef up menus with red-meat dishes 
Nancy Kruse's take on beef trends in restaurants.
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