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NRN editors discuss their predictions for 2023

Plus, an interview with Smokey Bones’ Peter Farrand


This week on a special episode of the Extra Serving podcast, a production of Nation’s Restaurant News, NRN editors Holly Petre, Sam Oches and Leigh Anne Zinsmeister discuss their predictions for the restaurant industry heading into 2023.

For weeks, industry organizations have been releasing their reports on what the future may hold, but now it’s time for our editors to share their own ideas. From fully off-premises casual-dining chains to the disappearance of the sad lunch salad to fast-casual conglomerates, the three have big ideas for next year.

Then, senior food and beverage editor Bret Thorn is joined by Smokey Bones’ chief food & beverage innovation officer Peter Farrand. They talk about holiday cocktails, invented nostalgia, and more.

Stick around to the end of the episode to hear even more 2023 predictions from Thorn, executive editor Alicia Kelso and senior editor Joanna Fantozzi.

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