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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...

May 26, 2016

In US Foods IPO, signs of independents’ strength

Blog: Company expects good things from independents in the coming years....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...

May 25, 2016

When I met Sally, the Salad Robot

Blog: Casabots displays new computerized salad maker at NRA Show....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...

May 24, 2016

Top 10 weird flavors from Coca-Cola Freestyle

Blog: Top 10 weird flavors from Coca-Cola Freestyle....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 NRN.com in 2011.

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