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Biography

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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Food

Here are some of our plant-based favorites at the National Restaurant Association Show

The Show floor is a veritable buffet of non-dairy ice creams, burger-less burgers and even runny eggs that have never met a chicken.

Financing

How does RBI navigate pricing? It’s complicated

Jose Cil, CEO of the parent company of Burger King, Popeye, Tim Hortons and Firehouse Subs, said during a talk at the National Restaurant Association Show that raising prices is more than a simple math problem.

Independent restaurant operators say they are not giving up their political fervor following Thursday’s death of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, even though they may have to give up their restaurants.

Founders Table Restaurant Group, which also owns Dos Toros, will help the five-unit chicken-and-waffles concept grow in New York City, Los Angeles and beyond.

The fast-growing, 30-unit plate lunch concept said Templeton will focus on fundraising to help the brand grow.

Marketing Bites: An apparent lack of communication and preparation turned the delivery app’s promo into a pro-don’t, Pizza Hut gets into the metaverse and more marketing news of the week.

In a significant reversal of its pandemic struggles, the owner of 17 full-service restaurants and an equal number of quick-service ones said it had a great quarter and is looking at adding another concept to its fold.

Graves will be responsible for digital growth and other initiatives at the pizza chain.

Setliff previously held executive posts with Jersey Mike’s Subs and Cici’s Pizza.

Executive changes have become increasingly commonplace coming out of the pandemic and the corner office is no exception. Changes include some of the nation’s biggest concepts.

The wing chain said Tuesday that it is actively exploring acquiring or building its own “poultry complex” in the next two to three years, to mitigate pricing volatility in its core commodity.

Self-service cases mean big average checks at Paris Baguette, which is rolling out a new prototype to spotlight its top-selling cakes.

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