Robin Lee Allen

Lee Allen
Executive Editor,
Nation's Restaurant News

During her tenure with NRN, Robin Lee Allen has held several positions and has written or spearheaded several award-winning stories and projects. She received her bachelor’s degree cum laude from Cornell University and her master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She also has worked for Gannett and NBC. After hours, she enjoys hanging out with her family and eating out at every opportunity.

Consumer Picks 2014: Brands that win the devotion of diners 
The fourth annual survey takes a look at which brands consumers gravitate to and why
Restaurant industry steps up in debate over patent trolls 
NRA’s Dawn Sweeney voices concerns about rising litigation
Julia Stewart, chairman and chief executive at DineEquity Inc.
The Power List: No. 3 Julia Stewart 
Stewart helped cement Applebee's position as the nation’s largest casual-dining chain
2013: The year of the pretzel 
NRN takes a look at the year's political, financial and culinary twists
Hot international growth markets for restaurants 
Where forward-looking chain operators should be targeting overseas growth efforts
Randy Garutti of Shake Shack
Having Words With: Randy Garutti 
Shake Shack chief executive Randy Garutti talks crisis management
9 hot U.S. markets for job growth
A look at major metro areas with increasing sales potential for restaurants
7 steps to ensuring restaurant food safety
Foodservice professionals share best practices at the Food Safety Symposium
Small changes can prevent big problems 
Executive editor Robin Lee Allen shares her thoughts on the hazards of ignoring patron and employee safety issues in restaurants
2013 Second 100: Company analysis 
NRN breaks down the top restaurant companies as part of our NRN Second 100 special report
2013 Top 100: Company analysis 
NRN breaks down the top restaurant companies as part of our NRN Top 100 special report
Regulation Nation: Breaking through the red tape
Strategies for breaking through the legislative red tape threatening your restaurant business
Howard Schultz
Regulation Nation: Restaurants sound off on social issues 
Experts advise brands to weigh pros and cons before taking a stand
Robin Lee Allen
Rating today's kids' menus 
Nation's Restaurant News executive editor Robin Lee Allen shares her thoughts on the state of children's menus today
Consumer Picks 2013
Consumer Picks 2013: Capturing guests' shifting expectations 
Find out how diners think your brand measures up in our third annual survey.

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