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Sara Rush Wirth

Executive Editor

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Sara Rush Wirth is Executive 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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Sara Rush Wirth

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Beverage

Driving drink sales

New data highlights trends, preferences and behaviors that are changing the way operators look at beverages.

Technology

Should restaurants be high-touch AND high-tech?

As the definition of hospitality changes, so too should how operators think about technology.

This preview highlights one of the biggest trends to emerge from this year’s ranking.

Experts in the restaurant technology field descended on Orlando, Fla., this week to talk trends, vendors, pain points and more. Here’s a look at some of those insights.

Operators-turned-investors share what they always ask before putting dollars into technology.

The cashierless concept plans to expand to 3,000 units by 2021.

Domino’s, TGI Fridays and Zume Pizza are honored as Tech Accelerator Award winners by Restaurant Business.

Earlier this year, Restaurant Business took a peek behind the curtain at the Italian chain's popular annual promo.

Consumers are snacking more often, often depending on restaurants for food between meals. Still, diners aren't yet satisfied with what's available. Recent data shows how snacking desires are changing—and where opportunities might lie.

The delivery giant strategically adds the digital ordering and loyalty platform to its portfolio.

Consumers have new expectations and desires from limited-service restaurants, and sales results are reflecting that, finds data from Technomic.