Heather Lalley

Heather Lalley

Editor, Foodservice Group

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Heather Lalley is an editor with Winsight's Foodservice Group, covering emerging restaurant concepts for Restaurant Business magazine and RB Online. She also works with Winsight's sister company Technomic to produce research-based reports on emerging restaurants and chains.

Heather spent nearly a decade as a reporter for the daily newspaper in Spokane, Wash. She is the author of "The Chicago Homegrown Cookbook," about chefs who work with area farmers. She holds a journalism degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the two-year baking and pastry program at Washburne Culinary Institute in Chicago.

She is the mother of two children and rarely passes up a chance to eat tater tots.

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The fast-casual deal was largely financed by an investment from Panera Bread’s founder.

A bacterium found in food left at improper temperatures is to blame for the recent outbreak that sickened nearly 700 in Ohio.

The fast-casual chain, formerly known as Ruggles Green, plans to expand across Texas.

The fast-casual restaurant concept has closed seven units and laid off 89 employees.

The coffee chain is courting health-focused customers amid a Frappuccino sales slump.

Here’s a look at some recently opened on-trend restaurants that just might have the legs to gain ground.

A first-ever Forbes ranking examines parental leave, discrimination and pay equity at American businesses.

But traffic at Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana continues to tumble.

Speck takes over the top spot from Asian Box founder Frank Klein, who will become a brand ambassador for Asian Box.

The Leaf Rakers Society group fuels consumer excitement for the coffee chain’s pumpkin-spice offerings.

The chef, who earned more Michelin stars than any other, operated restaurants on several continents.

The quick-service chain is also cutting underperforming items from its menu.