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Jonathan Maze

Jonathan Maze covers finance for Nations Restaurant News, as well as restaurant chains based in the Midwest. Jonathan came to NRN in 2014 after seven years covering restaurants for Franchise Times Magazine and the Restaurant Finance Monitor. There, he created an award-winning blog that reported...

in On the Margin Nov 23, 2015

Why aren't more franchisees on company boards?

Blog: With so many franchisors selling company locations, franchisee board members make sense....More
in Reporter's Notebook May 17, 2011

Manhattan Cocktail Classic: The Art of the Simple Cocktail

Keeping it simple when making quality drinks....More

Christi Ravneberg

Christi Ravneberg oversees the copy flow process for NRN’s award-winning magazine, enforcing deadlines and ensuring the publication’s standards of accuracy and consistency. She also oversees the annual NRN 50 special report and plays a key role in the planning and execution of...

Ron Ruggless

Ron Ruggless covers the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. He joined Nation's Restaurant News in 1992 after working 10 years in various roles at the Dallas Times Herald newspaper, including restaurant critic, assistant...

in Reporter's Notebook Nov 09, 2015

One stands as the No. 1 fastest-growing party size, OpenTable finds

Analysis shows reservations for solo diners increased 62% in past 2 years....More
in Reporter's Notebook May 23, 2011

5 questions with McAlister's Deli CEO Frank Paci

Exec shares his thoughts on this year's NRA Show....More

Bret Thorn

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...

in Food Writer's Diary 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

Vanessa Van Landingham

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.

Marcella Veneziale

Marcella Veneziale is the associate web editor at Nation’s Restaurant News. She joined in 2011.

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