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Biography

Patricia Cobe

Senior Editor

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Pat plans and executes the menu sections of Restaurant Business and FoodService Director, covering food and beverage trends, Menu R&D, profiles of chefs and restaurateurs and Technomic research. She also contributes to the digital content of both RB and FSD and is editor of two weekly e-newsletters, Recipe Report and On the Menu. Pat’s biweekly podcast, MenuFeed, covers a wide range of menu topics through interviews with chefs and operators.

Pat came to Winsight from Hearst, where she was an executive editor. She is the co-author of the Mompreneurs series of books as well as two cookbooks. She graduated from Cornell University and earned a Masters in Journalism from Boston University. She is active in several professional organizations, including Les Dames d’Escoffier and the International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC), and serves as a judge for the James Beard Media Awards.

Articles by
Patricia Cobe

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Emerging Brands

Everbowl’s pandemic pivot accelerates its path to growth

The fast casual’s switch to a 100% franchised model turned into a silver lining that’s spurring expansion.

Operations

Why fast casuals are investing in nontraditional locations

Restaurant concepts are breaking out of the brick-and-mortar mold, seizing growth opportunities at colleges, stadiums, c-stores and similar venues.

Taco Bell pumps up the flavor of Nacho Fries; chicken rules the roost at Panda Express, Pollo Campero and Metro Diner; B. Good and Guy Fieri launch new burgers; and there’s no stopping the pumpkin spice blitz.

The coffee giant brings back the long-running fall favorite along with a pumpkin-themed cold brew and other treats.

Robert et Fils’ beverage director repurposes leftover sweet and savory ingredients into inventive cocktails and nonalcoholic drinks.

Technomic’s adult beverage data reveals that bartenders are offering a mix of old favorites and new drinks to meet consumer demand.

Tracking trends for Nextbite, a virtual brand developer, Moskow provides insights into where restaurant menus and the overall industry are headed.

David Daniels will lead the branding, marketing and digital teams at the fast-casual sandwich chain.

The Hawaiian fast casual expands its leadership team as it prepares for national growth.

The customizable Hawaiian poke concept is looking to expand into more college towns.

Tom Vogel has again assumed the role of president, the brand announced Tuesday.

Taste Tracker: Dunkin’ debuts pumpkin and apple while 7-Eleven savors summer; beer cheese and pumpkin treats at Frisch’s; Dairy Queen whips up a pumpkin Blizzard; bar food gets bolder at Fox & Hound; and more menu news of the week.

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