Sara Rush Wirth

Sara Rush Wirth

Managing Editor

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Sara Rush Wirth is managing editor at Restaurant Business, where she plans and contributes to the magazine, website and e-newsletters. Sara’s background in food writing includes both foodservice and culinary experiences. Prior to joining Restaurant Business, Sara was an editor in the cookbook department for Publications International. Previously, she was on the editorial team at Technomic, a market-research firm within the foodservice industry.

Sara studied English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She also received her professional cookery certificate from Kendall College in Chicago. Sara currently resides in Chicago.

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DoorDash is the latest to receive a multimillion-dollar investment.

The overall restaurant catering market reached more than $58 billion in 2017, from a strong $37 billion in 2011.

Several restaurant brands, such as &pizza, were named to Fast Company’s just-released list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. Here’s what keeps them—and others—creating.

The CEO finds efficiencies in a full-service/fast-casual combo model.

A thought-out plan is key to long-term success.

Want customers to buy in to new flavors? Start with servers’ selling skills.

Innovative restaurant executives look to these sources for inspiration.

The restaurateur raised $30 million to support companies looking to improve the hospitality industry.

Another fast-casual chain cuts the greenbacks for efficiency.

Operators mitigate the risk of stale, inbred ideas by refusing to stay insular.

The parent of Chili’s and Maggiano’s promoted from within while steering its IT team to focus on digital first.

The upcoming year might not look quite like the space age the Jetsons lived in, but the tech-forward society is moving closer and closer to it.