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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.

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Patricia Cobe

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Marketing

10 top-scoring summertime LTOs

Consumers gave high marks to these limited-time offers on chain menus.

Beverage

Pumpkin spice season kicks off earlier than ever

PSLs and other fall-flavored items are coming to coffee chains in August.

See how the chain executed its new Power Breakfast Sandwich, setting the table for healthier menu items.

Operations that combine food, drink and activities are gaining nighttime fans.

Operators are tempting customers with cool sweets to lick, sip and spoon up.

On the rise for five years straight, these once-hot trends are cooling down.

Sweetgreen's next-gen store offers a testing ground for ideas that go beyond the bowl.

Ethnic cues are reshaping meals with a plant-forward spin.

Lure guests with limited-time offers that feature ingredients and flavors in sync with the season.

Blaze Pizza's newest pies feature keto-friendly crusts and plant-forward toppings.

Developers aren’t relying solely on established brands, allotting space and financial support for aspiring restaurateurs to test a concept.

Upgraded packaging is just part of the strategy. Find out what else operators are doing.

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