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in Reporter's Notebook Mar 03, 2015

Don Thompson will still get paid this year

Don Thompson may no longer be CEO of McDonald's Corp., but he'll still get paid....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...

in Reporter's Notebook Feb 27, 2015

Macaroni Grill expands fast-casual format to dinner daypart

Macaroni Grill expands fast-casual Kitchen Counter lunch format to dinner daypart....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 Feb 13, 2015

Food technology rehash

You remember molecular gastronomy, right? The use of various gums, gelatins, modified starches and enzymes to make food appear in ways it wouldn’t otherwise, not infrequently with the help of liquid nitrogen or immersion circulators? Peaked in around 2006?....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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