Sara Rush Wirth

Content Director

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Sara Rush Wirth is the Content Director for Winsight Media's Foodservice group, where she plans and executes Restaurant Business magazine, developing, managing and contributing content for print and digital channels, with a focus on covering and speaking about the restaurant industry’s technology and off-premise trends. Sara’s background in food writing includes both foodservice and culinary experiences. Prior to joining Restaurant Business, Sara was a cookbook editor as well as an editor with Restaurant Business’ sister company 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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2020 menu trends, mapped

This interactive grid shows how the top flavors, ingredients and dishes might shake out this year.


4 off-premise trends to watch in 2020

As the world of takeout, delivery, ghost kitchens and more continues to evolve, here are four developments to keep an eye on in the coming year.

Here are some of the stats that stood out on this year's ranking.

Operators share how they are keeping costs down amid rising overhead and increased competition.

The labor shortage remains a major challenge for even the most successful operations.

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

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.

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