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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Sara Rush Wirth

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DoorDash aims for $500M in funding

The third-party deliverer is among the many to raise large amounts of capital, this time through private funds.


What consumers want from off-premise

As competition continues to heat up, customers have higher demands.

From upcoming trends to pricing strategy, the takeaways from the four days of the Show will be seemingly endless.

Driving interest—and sales—comes down to more than just the right price.

Despite a movement towards independents, chain restaurants keep driving business.

The drivers getting consumers into chain restaurants differs among the ages.

These are consumers' favorite brands for each menu type, from bakery cafe to steak.

By now, most operators are familiar with the overarching trends influenced by the millennial generation. As they age up, however, their wants and priorities are changing.

Consumers’ most loved chains aren’t just focused on one aspect of their restaurants—they are winning in service, ambiance and convenience, along with the food.

Even the most loved casual chains are hurting for sales growth. Two of consumers' top five brands made major changes over the past year to try to correct that loss.

These are the country's top-rated family-dining brands.

The fast-casual market has become very diversified, but it's still the sandwich chains that are winning praise from consumers.