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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Kona Grill's Nasdaq listing is suspended

The casual-dining chain recently said it might be forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection due to mounting debt and declining sales.

Emerging Brands

Dog Haus embraces delivery-only kitchens as a pathway to growth

The fast-casual hot dog chain explains why it has partnered with virtual kitchen startup Kitchen United to add 25 “ghost” units by the end of 2020.

Nasdaq tells the struggling chain to pay its listing fees or be removed from trading Thursday morning.

The restaurant company, which has closed 27 units in the past year, saw same-store sales decline 3.3% in the recent quarter.

Enlightened Hospitality Investments boosted fast-casual chain Dig Inn earlier this week.

Greg Creed accepts the 2019 Restaurant Leader of the Year award for his visionary brand stewardship.

The emerging fast-casual chain plans to add units and grow its delivery service.

Christi Hing, the struggling chain’s current CFO, was named "principal executive officer" of the struggling chain.

The emerging chain is now called Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken.

The struggling chain, whose CEO resigned last week, said it will be late to file Securities and Exchange Commission documents.

After lackluster sales, the eatertainment chain posted 2.9% comps growth for its Q4.

The concept’s founders are hoping to hit it big with their small-footprint chain.