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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Dewey’s Pizza appoints its COO to president

Chuck Lipp, who has been with the company since 2003, takes over the job from Andrew DeWitt.


Firehouse Subs to roll out first major redesign in 25 years

CEO Don Fox is hopeful the new prototype will reduce labor costs and boost speed of service.

The new item is filled with either Classic Kreme or Chocolate Kreme.

The first brand refresh in the fast-casual salad chain’s 14-year history includes a new store design, website and tech suite.

This first installment of Buzzworthy Brands, a new weekly feature on growth chains, highlights vegan fast-casual concept By Chloe.

The eatertainment chain cites mounting competition and an unfavorable calendar for a lackluster Q1.

After testing “virtual” kitchens in China, the Seattle-based coffee giant is looking to bring the model to the U.S.

Industry vet Natalia Franco will lead the fast-casual brand’s marketing strategies.

The longtime destination for New York City’s power brokers will close after Tuesday’s lunch service.

Peggy Rubenzer is the new chief people officer for the health-focused chain.

Industry veteran Jenifer Boyd Harmon will lead the casual-dining chain’s marketing strategy.

The polished-casual chain hired a COO, CMO and, late last year, a chief culinary officer.