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Nancy Kruse, President of The Kruse Company in Atlanta GA, is the best known and most widely quoted menu analyst in the restaurant industry.

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The best-known menu analyst in the foodservice industry, Nancy Kruse is a recognized authority and widely quoted spokesperson on food and menu trends.

In 1997 Nancy founded The Kruse Company, based in Atlanta and dedicated to assessing trends and directions in food, menu and restaurant concepts. She authors The Kruse Report, a column devoted to what's happening on the menu that appears monthly in Nation's Restaurant News; in addition, she creates content and delivers the State of the Plate keynote address for NRN’s annual MUFSO conference.

In demand as a speaker, she has addressed national and state restaurant associations, as well as major restaurant and supermarket organizations, food manufacturers and distributors and promotion boards across the US and around the world.

Prior to founding her own company, Nancy served as Executive Vice President for Technomic, Inc., where she conducted a wide range of consulting assignments for Fortune 500 food and restaurant companies.

She has served on several boards, and she is an active member of the Women's Foodservice Forum and Les Dames d'Escoffier International.

Nancy earned a Master of Arts degree from the Film School of Northwestern University and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Russian Literature at the University of Wisconsin. She has also completed coursework at The Culinary Institute of America, where she is a frequent lecturer.

In 2012 she was named one of Linked In’s top 100 INfluencers in the US, and her blog on food trends appears exclusively on the Linked In website.

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