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since 1997, has reported on the important news, events, trends and people in the $23.5 billion fast casual restaurant industry segment. we reach a global audience of industry professionals looking to track the latest food and beverage trends, top markets for growth and hot concepts. our site features a directory of product and service providers as well as slideshows, videos and research.


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nicole troxell

before joining networld media group as vp of editorial, where she oversees networld media group's 10 b2b publications, cherryh cansler served as content specialist at barkley ad agency in kansas city. throughout her 17-year career as a journalist, she's written about a variety of topics, ranging from the restaurant industry and technology to health and fitness. her byline has appeared in a number of newspapers, magazines and websites, including forbes, the kansas city star and american fitness magazine. she also serves as the managing editor for

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