John Lawn

Editor-in-Chief / Associate Publisher, Food Management

John Lawn has served as editor-in-chief /associate publisher of Food Management since 1996. Prior to that, he was founding and chief editor of The Foodservice Distributor magazine, also a Penton Media publication. A recognized authority on a wide range of foodservice issues, he is a frequent speaker to industry groups and has been active in a broad range of industry associations for over two decades.

Posts by John Lawn

Feb 13, 2014

Whole Foods Announces New Cashless Initiative

New Cashless Strategy Coming from Whole Foods....More
Oct 06, 2013

What's in a Dorito? (Tip: "That Melting Sensation.")

Ever wonder how the Nacho Dorito achieves its indefinable, wholly satisfying, flavor-laden, "can't eat just one" taste?....More
Jul 08, 2013

How McDonalds Fixed Its Freshness "Problem"

Appealing to customers who want everything they eat to be "fresh" (we can dither over that definition at another time), McDonalds is....More
May 20, 2013

John Metz wins 2013 IFMA Gold Plate

John Metz, CEO, Executive Chef and co-founder of Sterling Hospitality received IFMA's coveted Gold Plate award at the organization's annual Gold and....More
Nov 14, 2012

Bloomberg Speaks

Observations by Mayor Mike Bloomberg on soda regs, calorie postings, and more....More
Sep 07, 2012

Cutting School Meal Calories (Without “Permission”)

The New York Times has reported that some City school meals probably had too few calories. Foodservice directors will not be surprised....More
Aug 22, 2012

Some Real Insight into Social Media Strategy

Fast Company magazine offers a "roadmap" to social media in its September issue that is both entertaining and instructive....More
Aug 08, 2012

The Science of Salt, Fat and Cheese

As hard as researchers have tried, it's been exceedingly difficult to take the fat and salt out of quality cheese without ruining its flavor and....More
Aug 08, 2012

Can You Find Your Lunch Customers Here?

A humorous look at the lunchtime behavior of business dining types offered by Bloomberg BusinessWeek....More

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