Nancy Kruse

Nancy Kruse
Restaurants elevate sandwiches with winning breads 
Nancy Kruse discusses the recent rise in innovative and high-quality breads on sandwiches in restaurants
Bret Thorn, Nancy Kruse discuss the Cronut craze
The menu trend experts weigh in on the global frenzy surrounding the pastry hybrid.
Nancy Kruse
Complements and contrasts at the 2013 NRA Show 
Menu trends analyst Nancy Kruse shares her takeaways from the 2013 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show
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Chains offer up childhood favorites 
Restaurants are putting nostalgia on their menus with kid favorites like corn dogs and finger foods
Nancy Kruse, Bret Thorn discuss online etiquette  1
The menu experts say the social media war between customers and operators has gone too far
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Restaurants brew up beer-infused menu items 
Nancy Kruse takes a look at how chefs at various concepts are using beer as a profile-boosting ingredient in menu items
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.
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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.
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Tiny diners present big opportunity 
Menu trends analyst Nancy Kruse on the importance of creative kids' menus.
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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
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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.

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