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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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.

New data from Technomic shows changes in millennial behavior, which can be directly linked to a need for convenience.

Trout? Harper? Judge? Step aside, MLB. Here are the real standouts to watch this summer, as determined by some critical fans.

The chief executive position is proving to be a volatile one. And the chairman role isn’t stable either.

Restaurants don’t have to be super funky to be groundbreakers.

Changing customer demographics could mean operators need to cater differently to diners, says Technomic.

Big-picture trends impacted performance across the industry.

It was a tough year across the full-service space—especially for casual-dining players..

The top quick-service and fast-casual chain among the Top 500.

These emerging brands managed to grow sales enough to break into the ranks of the largest chains across the country.