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Robin Lee Allen

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...

Words of wisdom from MUFSO 2012

Hear what industry leaders had to say at the annual event....More

Mark Brandau

Mark Brandau joined Nation’s Restaurant News in 2005 as a desk editor, and since 2008 he has covered marketing and advertising trends for NRN and NRN.com. Following a move to NRN’s Chicago office in 2009, he began covering the largest foodservice chains based in the Midwest,...

in Reporter's Notebook Jul 01, 2014

Papa John's gets its kicks

Papa John's centers half-off pizza giveaway on the other 'football'....More

Erin Dostal

Erin Dostal covers the Southeast U.S. at Nation’s Restaurant News. She previously worked at Direct Marketing News where she covered trends in database marketing and e-commerce. Prior to moving to New York in 2011, she was a reporter at Las Vegas Sun and a launching editor of VEGAS INC, a business...
in Reporter's Notebook Aug 14, 2013

Donuts are the new cupcakes

Why aren’t doughnuts as fad-worthy as cupcakes?....More

Charlie Duerr

Charlie Duerr is a web editor at Nation’s Restaurant News. He joined the digital team in May 2011 after receiving his Master’s Degree in Publishing from New York University.

Paul Frumkin

After graduating from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a degree in English, Paul Frumkin attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., graduating with honors in 1980. That year he moved to New York City where he worked for several foodservice and hotel...

Lisa Jennings



From the Los Angeles office, Lisa Jennings covers companies based in the West, including California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana...

in Reporter's Notebook Nov 07, 2014

Daphne's California Greek considers shift to new name/concept

Daphne's California Greek unit to be reconnected as Yalla Mediterranean....More

Olivia LaBarre

 

Olivia LaBarre joined NRN.com in April 2012. She has held various B2B editor positions at previous companies, including UBM TechWeb, 1105 Media and Creative Age Publications. She has experience writing and editing content in a number of fields, including technology, education,...

Alan J. Liddle

Alan J. Liddle's duties include research and analysis for  the Top 200, an annual three-year look at the U.S. sales, units and revenue of leading foodservice chains and...

in Reporter's Notebook Nov 12, 2014

Social marketing without a smartphone app

Today there is “social marketing” tied to such virtual worlds as FaceBook, Twitter and Pinterest, and then there’s social marketing tied to the real world. I witnessed the latter during a Major League Soccer match between the San Jose Earthquakes and Los Angeles Galaxy at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif....More

Sarah E. Lockyer

Sarah E. Lockyer is Online Executive Editor, responsible for the content and development of the Nation’s Restaurant News award-winning digital efforts,...

in Reporter's Notebook Sep 26, 2011

Hot Concepts by the numbers

A look at the winners and the panel by the numbers....More
in From the Editor Dec 16, 2013

2013: That's a wrap

Editor-in-chief Sarah E. Lockyer shares insights on the Dec. 16, 2013, issue of NRN....More
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