Modern Restaurant Management is a go-to resource for on-the-go restaurant-industry professionals. Focused on all aspects of restaurant management news —the business of eating— the online magazine incorporates profiles, trends and expert advice to offer valuable content to this niche.

Staff, Writers, & Contributors

Bruce Tulgan

@BruceTulganlangen | LinkedIn | Website | Email

Bruce Tulgan is an adviser to business leaders, best-selling author and keynote speaker and seminar leader. He is the founder and CEO of RainmakerThinking, Inc., a management research and training firm, as well as RainmakerThinking.Training, an online training company.

Judith Goldstein

@SimpleOrderB2B | Website

Whether working front of house in fine dining or running a rustic kitchen, food has always been a life anchor for Judith Goldstein. After graduating from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy, she joined SimpleOrder to combine her two greatest passions; food and writing.

Jamie Griffin

@jamiejgriffin | Website

Jamie Griffin, founder and principal of Good Workforce, has nearly 15 years of experience in restaurant HR, having worked in multiple facets of the high-growth quick service segment. Good Workforce specializes in hourly workforce measurement, management and employee relations.

Katy Jones

@FoodLogiQ | LinkedIn | Website

Katy Jones is Vice President of Marketing at FoodLogiQ, a food safety, quality management and traceability software firm helping the food industry support safe and high quality food products across the supply chain. She is passionate about driving transparency in the food supply and empowering consumers with the truth behind the food they eat.

Geordy Murphy

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Geordy Murphy is the President and Owner Operator of Cypress Hospitality Group, founder of Fobesoft.com, and a tenured professional in the hospitality industry.

Joy Ugi

@GetOrderlyNow | LinkedIn | Website

Joy Ugi is the marketing jack-of- all-trades at Orderly, a restaurant app for ordering, invoicing and inventory. In this role, she writes about operational efficiency, food trends and restaurant technology for the blog and manages the company's social media presence.

Linda Duke

@dukemarketing | Website | Email

Linda Duke, CEO of Duke Marketing, has 25 years specializing with restaurant chains.

Jeffrey S. Horton Thomas, Esq.


Jeffrey S. Horton Thomas, Esq. is an equity partner in Thomas Employment Law Advocates, APC, West Hollywood, CA. The firm is a premier employment defense boutique which focuses on representing employers in the hospitality industry throughout Southern California.

Donald Burns

@donaldburns | LinkedIn | Website

Donald Burns, The Restaurant Coach™ is a leading authority, author, speaker and international coach on how restaurant owners and operators go from just good to becoming exceptional. He advises in the areas of menu development, design & engineering, restaurant operations, culinary consulting, culture, peak performance and team dynamics.

Michael Daigle

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Michael Daigle is an attorney with the Chicago law firm of Cheng Cohen LLC. 

Dee Ann Turner

@DeeAnnTurner | LinkedIn | Website

Dee Ann Turner is Vice President, Enterprise Social Responsibility, for Chick-fil-A, where she began her career more than 30 years ago. She previously served as the Vice President, Corporate Talent. She is also the author of It's My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture.

Natalie Fauble


Natalie Fauble is a digital marketer with a passion for the restaurant industry and blogger for Tundra Restaurant Supply.

David Kincheloe


David Kincheloe is President of National Restaurant Consultants. He has more than 35 years of experience in owning and operating businesses and has worked for Fortune 50 companies in multiple positions and disciplines.

Rick Chavie


Rick Chavie was appointed CEO of EnterWorks in May 2015. He came to EnterWorks after serving as SVP, Global Solution Management with hybris and SAP’s Customer Engagement and Commerce group.

Thomas Pitegoff

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Thomas M. Pitegoff is a veteran franchising attorney based in the New York office of national law firm LeClairRyan and has worked with numerous restaurant companies over the course of his career.

Stacy Gilbert

Stacy Gilbert


Stacy L. Gilbert is an audit and tax partner at Citrin Cooperman. She has a strong focus in the restaurant and hospitality industries, serving as a co-leader of the firm’s Restaurant Practice and specializing in business consulting services.

Steve Starr


Steve Starr leads a creative, multi-disciplinary team of architects, interior designers, graphics designers and branding professionals as president of starrdesign in Charlotte, NC.

David Schofield


David Schofield is Chief Executive Officer for Restaurant Revolution Technologies, Inc., which provides restaurant chains nationwide with easy-to-implement phone, online and mobile takeout, order management, customer loyalty and catering solutions.

Barbara Castiglia, Executive Editor

@bcastiglia44 | Website | Email

Barbara Castiglia is Executive Editor for Modern Restaurant Management.