Megan Rowe

Managing Editor,

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

Managing 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

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

Over a long career as an award-winning business and travel journalist, Megan has reported on food, hospitality, travel destinations and meetings for a variety of media outlets. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and Ohio State University.

Restaurant visits hit highest levels in six years 
Good news, but quick-service burger chains, midscale/family concepts and independents concepts are lagging, NPD finds.
Standard training not always effective for older foodservice workers 
The graying of the labor force is causing employers to rethink standard training practices.
Pendulum swings back toward on-premises dining 
More restaurant guests dine in rather than carrying it out or using the drive-through, according to NPD Group research.
How to deal with an employee who steals 
Restaurants provide fertile ground for insider theft. Here's a five-step action plan for when it happens.
More consumers say 'no thanks' to food additives 
More food manufacturers and restaurant companies are pledging to clean up their offerings as attitudes evolve.
Bobby Flay lands a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame 
The Iron Chef, multi-concept restaurant operator and Food Network star is the first chef to be so honored.
A strong culture strengthens the bottom line 
Restaurants with a strong culture enjoy lower turnover, higher guest satisfaction and other benefits.
Hot streak continues for fast-casual pizza concepts 
While the pizza market is strong, growth-focused pizzeria operators should be figuring out how to grab a piece of the hot fast casual pie.
Trendinista: Restaurant staffing reflects shifting demographics  2
Think teenagers are going to fill openings at your restaurant? Think again.
2015 NRA Show spotlights latest foodservice solutions, trends, more 
The four-day annual event focuses squarely on the business of eating, drinking and hospitality.
Trendinista: 30 ways to toast the end of the 'Mad Men' era
Mad Men is about to end its popular run. Is your bar well-stocked?
Chefs bring new energy to casual dining 
Chefs, rethinking the viability of their fine-dining aspirations, are bringing new creativity to the casual space.
Flat traffic triggers decline in restaurant ranks 
Independent restaurants remain in the majority but had the biggest attrition in the last year, according to NPD Group.
At Ford Fry's restaurants, the learning never ends 
At Ford Fry's Atlanta restaurants, an in-house “university” is developing employees and keeping a lid on turnover.
Trendinista: Taking a stand on employee tattoos and piercings  1
When it comes to employee body modifications, how much is too much? Generally it’s the owner’s call.
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