Kristen Hawley

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Kristen Hawley writes about the restaurant business from San Francisco. She's the founder of Expedite, a weekly restaurant technology newsletter highlighting news and big ideas about the future of the restaurant industry.

Expertise: restaurant technology and operations.

Experience: Kristen Hawley has nearly two decades of experience in the media industry. She's spent the last 10 years writing about restaurant technology and the future of hospitality and was among the first journalists to cover these topics with regularity. Kristen is the creator of two industry newsletters; the first was acquired by a media company in 2016. She launched her second newsletter, Expedite, independently three years later to continue chronicling the evolving restaurant technology industry. Her work has appeared in Food & Wine, Insider, Eater, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more.

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