Sara Rush Wirth

Executive Editor

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Sara Rush Wirth is Executive Editor at Restaurant Business, where she plans and contributes to the magazine, website and e-newsletters. Sara’s background in food writing includes both foodservice and culinary experiences. Prior to joining Restaurant Business, Sara was an editor in the cookbook department for Publications International. Previously, she was on the editorial team at Technomic, a market-research firm within the foodservice industry.

Sara studied English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She also received her professional cookery certificate from Kendall College in Chicago. Sara currently resides in Chicago.

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8 downloads on restaurant tech evolution

Here are some of the top takeaways from the industry’s top technology conference.


Today's tech landscape

A survey of operators reveals where the industry is at—and where it's headed.

Why is there a luxury car on the cover of this month's Restaurant Business magazine?

They might be on meal plans now, but these consumers represent restaurants' future dining set. Here's what operators need to know about their habits and preferences.

These types of venues have both posed a threat—as well as an opportunity—to traditional brick-and-mortar restaurants. So where do they stand with today’s consumers?

Consumers are clearly interested in more veggies at the center of the plate—but that doesn’t mean meat is losing favor. So what’s resonating with meat eaters?

See what diners are saying about the sector as restaurants look to revitalize.

Chain executives share what’s fueling change.

A tasting tour provided hot ideas for attendees to bring back to their operations.

These are nine trends that helped shaped Technomic's Top 500 chain restaurants in 2018.

See the top full-service chains in the Top 500.

See the top fast-casual and quick-service chains in the Top 500.

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