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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Heather Lalley

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Emerging Brands

Lemonade Restaurant Group and Modern Market Eatery to merge

The two companies will become health-focused Modern Restaurant Concepts, with plans for nationwide expansion.


Texas Roadhouse to bump menu prices another 1.5%

The casual-dining chain’s move follows a 1.7% pricing jump late last year.

The fast-growing burger chain has added three new roles to its executive ranks.

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

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.