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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IFMA announces 2019 Silver Plate winners

One Gold Plate winner will be selected from the honorees in the annual ceremony recognizing the stars of the foodservice industry.


Starbucks to shutter its last indie-esque ‘stealth’ concept store

Roy Street Coffee and Tea had been open in Seattle for a decade.

Just 67 North American restaurants currently hold the travel service’s top dining honor.

The casual-dining chain is transitioning to a “low-risk business model,” executives said.

The awards honor the best content and design in business-to-business media.

The fast-casual chain hired marketer Jay Livingston away from the BarkBox subscription service.

The eatertainment concept appointed industry veterans as COO and CFO as it readies for fast-paced growth.

A judge found Smashburger’s marketing of the amount of beef in its Triple Double burger to be “literally false.”

Rosalind Brewer becomes the online retailer’s second African-American woman board member.

The soup and sandwich chain plans to close its last Panera Cares store, saying it “is no longer viable.”

The former Starbucks CEO, who recently announced a possible White House bid, says that decision has been the toughest—not his years spent building the coffee giant.

The deal ends the restaurant company’s “poison pill” plan as it continues to explore strategic options.