Vanessa Van Landingham

Van Landingham
Desk Editor,
Nation's Restaurant News

Vanessa Van Landingham is Nation’s Restaurant News’ desk editor. She also covers the Forefront and Same-Store Sales sections of the magazine. Since she is a vegan who lives in Brooklyn and wears a lot of cardigans, she is also something akin to a caricature of a stereotype.

Vanessa Van Landingham
Upscale items aren’t always a home run 
NRN production editor Vanessa Van Landingham shares thoughts on premiumization trends
Buffalo Chicken pizza at Toppers Pizza
Breakout Brands: Toppers Pizza 
Pizza brand Toppers Pizza is known for its "weird" menu offerings and irreverent attitude, according to executives.
Breakout Brands: Argo Tea 
The team at the 30-unit Argo Tea chain has painstakingly perfected more than 40 signature beverages.
Hot Concepts 2012: Coolhaus 
Ice cream trucks aren’t just for kids
MenuMasters 2012: The Cheesecake Factory 
Menu offers flavorful low-calorie options for health-conscious consumers
The game changers: Adam Fleischman 
Umami Burger founder aims to take better-burger segment by storm.
The game changers: Retail partners 
Operators build trust, recognition by using well-known brands.
Fine Dining Hall of Fame: wd~50 
New York restaurant challenges cooking’s status quo
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill 
Growth Chains: Colorado-themed concept touts upscale food, casual prices
Speaking through design: The Palm on wordless communication 
The Palm spent 2011 revamping the design of menus and uniforms, with an eye on the eventual remodel of most units, starting in 2012.
LuLu’s at Homeport reacts to allergies 
Operations Inspirations: LuLu's at Homeport Marina on customers with food allergies
2011 Pioneer Award: Ron Shaich 
Panera’s executive chairman is deeply involved in the bakery-cafe chain’s charitable efforts
MenuMasters 2011: Shari’s Restaurant & Pies 
Shari's Restaurant & Pies roll out seasonal blackberry items and snag a Best Menu/Line Extention award.
NRN 50: Serve with care 
Turn action into money with notable hospitality that enhances the menu and the brand image

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