Louisville, KY (PRWEB) August 21, 2012
FastCasual.com—the No. one source of news and information about the rapidly growing fast casual restaurant segment—has named Cherryh Butler as its new editor.
Butler, who has been a journalist for more than 10 years, has written for and edited other B2B sites owned by the publisher of FastCasual.com, Networld Media Group. In addition to her work for FastCasual.com, she has been a major contributor to RetailCustomerExperience.com and PizzaMarketplace.com, also published by the Louisville, Ky.-based online media company.
“I have worked with Cherryh for years at Networld Media Group. Her enthusiasm, work ethic and strong desire to lead FastCasual.com into its next phase of growth will be a win-win for both the company and the website’s readership,” said Valerie Killifer, former editor of FastCasual.com. “I am confident that restaurant-industry leaders and marketers will enjoy working with her as much as I have.”
Butler also will host and oversee the development of the 7th Annual Fast Casual Executive Summit, held this year Oct. 21-23 in San Diego. The event brings together top executives from the fast casual segment for networking and educational sessions designed to foster the exchange of ideas and innovations around the industry’s top concerns.
“No one I have ever hired brings as much passion to her work as Cherryh,” said Joseph Grove, senior vice president and executive editor of Networld Media Group. “She’s great with knowing her beat, and great at working with operators and suppliers alike. Cherryh’s high journalistic standards will continue to keep FastCasual.com and the Fast Casual Executive Summit recognized as the market leader, a position it has enjoyed for years.”
“I’m excited not only to report on the growth and the trends that shape the fast casual industry, but I also look forward to hosting our annual summit which will helps foster that growth,” Butler said.
Since 1997, FastCasual.com has reported on the important news, events, trends and people in the $23.5 billion fast casual restaurant industry segment. The site reaches a global audience of industry professionals looking to track the latest food and beverage trends, top markets for growth and hot concepts. It features a directory of product and service providers as well as slideshows, videos and research.
ABOUT NETWORLD MEDIA GROUP
Networld Media Group is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media communications company specializing digital media, associations and events in the mobile, self-service, digital signage, retail, food service and financial services industries. Media properties published by Networld Media Group include: ATMmarketplace.com, DigitalSignageToday.com, FastCasual.com, KioskMarketplace.com, PizzaMarketplace.com, QSRweb.com, RetailCustomerExperience.com, SelfServiceWorld.com and ChurchCentral.com.