Nancy Kruse

Nancy Kruse, Bret Thorn debate menu copycats  1
Menu experts Nancy Kruse and Bret Thorn discuss the ethics behind menu copying
Quinoa: Menu ingredient of the year 
The ancient grain is favored for its nutritional profile, versatility
Chains talk turkey to consumers 
Restaurants like Carl's Jr., Au Bon Pain and Panera Bread are capitalizing on turkey's health halo
Bret Thorn, Nancy Kruse: What restaurant chains can learn from chef's tables 1
The fine-dining trend offers some lessons to chain operators
Nancy Kruse, Bret Thorn not sold on farm-to-table restaurants  5
The menu experts say the phrase is overused, not meaningful to diners
Sandwiches offer meaty opportunities 
Menu analyst Nancy Kruse examines trends in sandwiches on restaurant menus
Bret Thorn, Nancy Kruse discuss beverage pairings
Menu experts discuss execution of beverage pairings at restaurant chains
Nancy Kruse, Bret Thorn debate the death of the entrée 
News of the entrée's demise is premature, the menu experts say
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
Nancy Kruse
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
Nancy Kruse
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

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