Patricia Cobe

Senior Editor

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Pat plans and executes several sections of Restaurant Business magazine, including food and beverage trends, Menu R&D, profiles of chefs and restaurateurs, and marketing and lifestyle features. She also contributes to the magazine’s website and is editor of the e-newsletter, Recipedia. Pat came to RB from Mr. Food’s EasyCooking, a Hearst publication, where she was Executive Editor. Prior to that, she contributed to Ladies’ Home Journal, Women’s Day, Good Housekeeping and other consumer magazines.

Pat is the co-author of the Mompreneurs series of books as well as two cookbooks. She graduated from Cornell University and earned a Masters in Journalism from Boston University. She is currently on the Board of IFEC (International Foodservice Editorial Council). Previously, she served on the James Beard Journalism Committee and was on the Board of Les Dames d’Escoffier New York.

Articles by
Patricia Cobe

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Consumer Trends

10 craveable LTOs on chain menus

Consumers were tempted by the combination of flavors and ingredients in these limited-time offers.


KFC puts its spin on chicken & waffles

A classic Southern pair makes its debut at Kentucky Fried Chicken

Restaurants jump on the seasonal grilling trend in step with consumers’ cravings.

What do consumers reaching drinking age want to drink—and what does that say about what’s trending?

Expert insights revealed that bar programs, breakfast and premiumization are among the trends powering growth in the restaurant industry.

The Show offered tasty options down every aisle for animal-protein fans.

Restaurant decision-makers cite today’s top business challenges.

Technomic tracks the latest ingredients and flavors trickling down to mainstream menus.

Technomic’s look into global menu innovation reveals some surprises.

Limited-time offers that differentiate the menu are creating buzz this season.

Menu launches are showcasing seasonal ingredients and innovative flavors.

Experts share what the future of off-premise partnerships may look like.