Megan Rowe

Megan
Rowe

Megan Rowe
Managing Editor
Restaurant Hospitality
Email: megan.rowe @penton.com
Phone: 216-931-9951
Follow Megan on Twitter: @restaurantrowe

Staff editor Megan Rowe writes features about consumer and food trends, emerging restaurant concepts, marketing, design, service, best practices and profitability. Her interviews with chefs, owners and entrepreneurs appear regularly in the magazine and on restaurant-hospitality.com.

As managing editor, Megan coordinates Restaurant Hospitality’s two e-newsletters, EatBeat and EatBeat Business. She also edits Show Daily, a newspaper for the annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.

Over a long career as a business and travel journalist, Megan has reported on food, hospitality, travel destinations and meetings for a variety of publications. She earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies and a master’s in journalism.

Articles
Regional, House-Made Top 2012 Buzzwords 
After crunching the numbers from its Menu Insights database, research firm Mintel has identified five trends shaping the restaurant landscape for 2012.
Next-Gen Takeout 
Supermarkets and quick-service operators are taking business away from restaurants. Here are strategies to reclaim it.
Concepts of Tomorrow: LYFE Kitchen 
At LYFE Kitchen, the object is to Love Your Food Everyday.
More Diners Seek Local, Sustainable Restaurants 
As restaurant customers increasingly gravitate toward local and sustainable products and businesses, many independent operators are sitting pretty.
Michel Richard Cashing in on Bar Foods 
Two happy hours in one day? At Central Michel Richard, open 24/7, it makes perfect sense.
Napa Hot Spot Takes a New Approach to Wine 
At Brassica Mediterranean Kitchen, Cindy Pawlcyn’s latest venture, wine is front and center.
High Voltage 
With a new cookbook and restaurant projects, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio are very busy brothers.
10 Food Cost Fixes 
Maybe you can't raise your prices, but you can lower your average food costs. Here's how.
Ellen DeGeneres Behind New Vegan Spot 
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are planning a vegan eatery in California’s San Fernando Valley. Will they learn from partner Chrissie Hynde’s experience?
Smaller Operators Mixed on Daily Deals 
Are daily deals a boon or a bane for you? Technomic found a mixed bag of opinions from independent restaurants.
Charging Ahead: Dave Magrogan 
Dave Magrogan has created and expanded concepts ranging from authentic Irish gastropubs to a health-focused brand called Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar.
Words from the W.I.S.E. 
What do a cowboy, a former governor and the inimitable Drew Nieporent have in common? Each has made an indelible mark on the restaurant industry.
8 Ways to Stem Bar Shrinkage 
A little overpouring here, a few free beers there, a few bottles dropped during the evening crush: These losses can add up.
Study: Local Ties Help Indie Operators 
Restaurant chains may control the lion’s share of marketing dollars and purchasing power, but recent Mintel research suggests that indies retain a distinctive edge over the competition.
7 Ways to Stem Bar Shrinkage 
A little overpouring here, a few free beers there: It may seem innocuous, but these losses can add up to as much as 25 percent of your bottom line.
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