Blog Contributors

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...

Jun 03, 2015

Nelson Peltz reducing his Wendy's holdings

Blog: Nelson Peltz is reducing his ownership of The Wendy's Company but will remain its largest shareholder....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...

Apr 23, 2015

Fertitta plans 10-acre Houston development, 1st Mastro’s in Texas

The development will combine a luxury hotel with offices and residential and retail offerings....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 May 20, 2015

GMOs and other distractions

GMO-free items are one of many distractions that keep us from looking at the real problems with what we eat....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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Jun 3, 2015
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Nelson Peltz reducing his Wendy's holdings

Blog: Nelson Peltz is reducing his ownership of The Wendy's Company but will remain its largest shareholder....More
Jun 2, 2015
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How a real estate spinoff would help Darden

Blog: Darden is expected to complete its study of real estate options soon. Here's why the company will spin it off....More

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