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Wendy's celebrates the unexpected with American Authors

Blog: In which the author is invited to a semi-impromptu jam session by American Authors....More
May 24, 2016

Top 10 weird flavors from Coca-Cola Freestyle

Blog: Top 10 weird flavors from Coca-Cola Freestyle....More
May 13, 2016

Keller veteran opens learning, networking space

Blog: Journee seeks to offer outside training for cooks and servers....More
May 02, 2016

A new type of mushroom burger

Blog: The James Beard Foundation and the Mushroom Council team up for the Blended Burger Project....More
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Apr 14, 2016

Baskin-Robbins snuck ice cream sandwiches into its stores

Blog: What else does the chain have in the works?....More
Feb 26, 2016

Arby’s starts weird Leap Day tradition

The quick service sandwich chain is at it again, picking on vegetarians....More
Jan 21, 2016

New York City restaurants' 'hospitality included' movement slowly picks up steam

New York City restaurateurs who have done away with tipping in their restaurants discuss the results....More
Dec 03, 2015

Food waste: The big food issue for 20161

Food waste will likely be a topic of much discussion and a fair amount of action in the coming year....More
Nov 20, 2015

The Pink Tea Cup settles into its new home

I don't normally review restaurants, but I'm doing this one as a favor. Ask me about it sometime....More
Oct 27, 2015

How will WHO's findings on meat and cancer affect restaurants?

Blog: Could bacon and sausage now feel more decadent than ever?....More
Oct 15, 2015

Danny Meyer’s bold tipping decision6

Blog: Two cultural shifts are needed to remove tipping from restaurants....More
Oct 09, 2015

Mixologists consider baijiu

Blog: Polite people would call baijiu polarizing, others might say it smells like diseased feet....More
Oct 08, 2015

Paul Prudhomme: A remembrance3

The chef who introduced Cajun cuisine to the world was really looking for the perfect potato....More
Sep 25, 2015

If in doubt, put a burger on your menu

No matter how popular you think hamburgers are, they’re even more popular than that, but that doesn’t mean they belong everywhere....More
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Aug 06, 2015

Beyond Millennials: What to expect from the next generation3

Blog: Generation Z, iGen or whatever you want to call them are the children of Generation X, and they’re practically cyborgs....More

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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...
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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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