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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Posts by Bret Thorn

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 2016

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 decision

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 remembrance

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 generation

Blog: Generation Z, iGen or whatever you want to call them are the children of Generation X, and they’re practically cyborgs....More
Jun 30, 2015

Healthwashing: 'Clean' labels don’t mean the food’s any better for you

Blog: Consumers embrace food that they think is wholesome, but wholesome doesn't mean healthful....More
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