Megan Rowe

Megan Rowe
Online 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 online 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 by Megan Rowe
Is Gordon Ramsay still a chef?
As the chef’s media star rises, his foundation crumbles.
Chains make little headway in healthful fare wars
Study of menus suggests change is too slow
Restaurants brace for big bite from healthcare law
How much will the Affordable Care Act cost your restaurant?
Smaller, older restaurants not immune from ADA rules
If you’re the owner of a long-established restaurant, consider this cautionary tale
7 steps to a better menu 
Menu engineering is as much a science as an art. The ultimate goal? Getting the biggest bang for the buck.
Chili's tabletop ordering system helps boost checks
Restaurants where the tablets were tested saw appetizer sales jump 20 percent
Does the public still care about celebrity chefs?
The cult status that celebrity chefs have enjoyed for the last decade may be on the wane, according to MarketWatch.
Thinking outside the bottle
Does wine taste different without a bottle?
How to optimize a restaurant design 
Start by asking the right questions, one expert advises.
New designs: Redwood Grille, Del Frisco's Grille
Architect Stephen Francis Jones refreshed the Santa Monica, Calif., restaurants.
Restaurant worker walkouts widen 3
Fast-food restaurants and retailers are expected to be hit by the largest-yet walkout
Pouring it on at the Boarding House 
Alpana Singh’s Chicago restaurant puts wine front and center.
Small restaurant design changes can pay off  1
Time for a design refresh? Minor makeovers can do wonders for your image, efficiency and bottom line.
Quality trumps price in value equation
A surprisingly large number of consumers say they care more about restaurant food quality than the price tag, NPD finds.
Phil Krajeck takes root 
Phil Krajeck lives and breathes locavore at Nashville’s Rolf & Daughters.
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