Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster is the assistant editor at Restaurant Business/FoodService Director, specializing in legislation, labor and human resources. Prior to joining Restaurant Business, she interned for the Washington Monthly, The Riveter and The German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Alaina studied magazine journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism and currently lives in Chicago. She never backs down from a triple-dog-dare to try eccentric foods.

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Alaina Lancaster

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2018 Year-End Report: Top 5 Foodservice Stories

The stories that forecast where the category is headed and the potential bumps along the way


PFJ Cooks Up Cooler Kitchens

How the travel-center chain is making life a little easier for employees

Peppermint Hot Chocolate drink, eggnog flavor shot are available for 99 cents

The move positions the company to win the business of major chains

Retailer is refining its offerings and finding synergies

Operators in California and Nevada are the first to roll out the units

The company warns of a possible nut contamination

Company offers a different way to look at the problem

How they are winning employees in an unforgiving labor market

New research efforts and tools are helping c-store retailers battle the drug epidemic

One of the company’s most buzzed about promotions of the year is back