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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Consumer Trends

What's driving diners' choices around meat?

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?

Consumer Trends

What do consumers want from casual dining?

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.

Here are the trends that impacted sales in 2018, as well as the chains that saw the largest sales increases and declines.

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

A number of brands traded hands in 2018, and 2019 is not looking much different.

These chains grew sales enough to make it onto this year’s ranking.

Restaurant Business provides actionable information from best-in-the-biz data.

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