Connie Gentry


Connie Gentry

Connie is an experienced journalist with more than 16 years in business-to-business publishing, predominantly writing and editing for business audiences who are serving consumers. Contact her at

Honorable Mentions

The FSR 50 report highlights the industry leaders, but some brands that were conspicuous in their absence deserve a mention as well.

How to Name 100 Top Independent Operators

The FSR list salutes chefs and indies who are elevating the dining scene in cities around the U.S.—it’s not about the restaurants making the most money in the major markets; it’s all about the restaurants and people who are transforming their markets into culinary destinations.

Multi-Cultural Cuisine

At Worlds of Flavor, we saw that contrasting ingredients, flavors, and textures work together beautifully as long as there is balance.

The Winning City

With an increasingly impressive roster of chefs and restaurants, Chicago proves it’s second to none.

Asian Influences

Join FSR at The CIA’s Worlds of Flavors conference next month.

Income Inequalities

The shrinking middle class hurts the casual-dining segment, but higher-earning demographics feed growth in fine dining.

Nature and Nurture Matter

Where and how animals are raised impacts flavor.

Reader Choices

We turned to the readers to nominate rising stars and voice opinions on outdoor dining.

Telling Moments

When everyone stops to listen, when excellence and innovation are recognized, when leaders take time to talk with FSR—these are the best rewards.