Sarah Whitten is a writer for CNBC.com covering restaurants, food, retail, social media, technology, and entertainment.
Prior to CNBC, Whitten held internships with Showtime and Roanoke College programs including The Lutheran Writers Project and The Roanoke Review.
Whitten earned a bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing from Roanoke College where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the student-run newspaper, The Brackety-Ack.
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Panera is challenging its competitors to step up their food game. This time, it's targeting the eggs in their breakfast sandwiches.
Chipotle Mexican Grill raised menu prices this week in markets that did not already see increases in 2017.
Ever ordered a coffee from your phone and had to wait in line to pick it up? Dunkin' Donuts is solving that problem.
Starbucks partnered with Joyride to bring draft cold brew to its foodservice accounts at hospitals, bookstores, universities and offices.
LevelUp has created a new service for restaurants to upload menus and offer rewards programs on multiple digital platforms.
Ruby Tuesday brings in Ray Blanchette as CEO to help battle slowing sales and restaurant closures.
Starbucks launches blonde espresso in the U.S. to offer more choice and appeal to a wider consumer base.
Shares of Wingstop rallied more than 6 percent on Monday after the company forecasted strong sales and unit growth in fiscal 2017.
Shares of Dave & Buster's fell more than 15 percent Monday after the company cut its sales and profit outlook for 2017.
Taco Bell will begin selling Nacho Fries for a limited time starting Jan. 5 in a bid to be consumers' go-to value and flavor destination.