Bret Thorn

Senior Food Editor, Nation’s Restaurant News

Bret Thorn is responsible for reporting on culinary trends in foodservice for Nation's Restaurant News. He joined NRN in 1999, after spending about five years as a journalist in Thailand, where he wrote business and food stories. His columns in NRN won the 2006 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for best staff-written editorial or opinion column. A magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University in Medford, Mass., with a bachelor’s degree in history, Mr. Thorn also studied at Le Cordon Bleu Ecole de Cuisine in Paris.

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Sep 17, 2013

Tasting the Mighty Wings

This time the McDonald’s athlete tie-in isn’t about health....More
Sep 13, 2013

Searching for a breast cancer cure, one milkshake at a time

Hard Rock International enlists the help of rock stars and its own network of hotels and restaurants to raise money for breast cancer awareness and....More
Aug 29, 2013

Johnny Rockets, spreading Americana one restaurant at a time

Johnny Rockets staff around the world dance....More
Aug 23, 2013

Implicit lessons from Richard Blais

Richard Blais knows how to be likeable....More
Jul 26, 2013

Ben & Jerry’s tries to put New York City in a cup

If New York were an ice cream, what would it taste like?....More
Jul 19, 2013

Water sommelier

It’s no joke being a water sommelier....More
Jul 09, 2013

Why Nick Lachey is singing love tweets about Wendy's new hamburger

Watch a video of Nick Lachey singing the chorus of his love song to the Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger, comprised of tweets from fans of the....More
Jun 28, 2013

Food thrift

Extolling the virtues of not wasting food....More
Jun 17, 2013

Where’s the Colorado in Aspen?

Use of local ingredients is a huge food trend, but you don’t see much of it at the Food & Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen....More
Jun 15, 2013

Working Aspen

The author shamelessly drops names of some of the cool celebrities he’s spending time with in Aspen....More
What's Food Writer's Diary?

Food Writer's Diary is a blog written by Bret Thorn, senior food editor of Nation’s Restaurant News, which covers culinary trends and his adventures.

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