Alan J. Liddle

J. Liddle
Managing Editor, Special Projects,
Nation's Restaurant News

Alan J. Liddle's duties include research and analysis for the Top 200, an annual three-year look at the U.S. sales, units and revenue of leading foodservice chains and companies. Liddle, who joined NRN in 1984 after working for daily and weekly newspapers and restaurants, also helps develop content for NRN conferences and webinars and reports on operations, technology and food safety. A graduate of Cal State Fullerton, he is married, with sons, 19 and 14.

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2015 Next 20: Flexibility helps many brands meet their goals 
These brands are best-positioned to crack the Top 200
2015 Second 100: Next-tier chains accelerate sales growth 
Restaurant aggregate sales rise even as unit base declines
2015 Top 100: Growth patterns shift for major restaurant brands 
Starbucks overtakes Subway; two newcomers join Top 100
2014 International Top 25: Introduction and methodology 
An annual look at the 25 largest restaurant chains and companies based outside of the United States and Canada based on their worldwide foodservice sales.
2014 International Top 25: U.S.-Canada 
The ranking is based on fiscal 2013 sales outside their home country.
2014 International Top 25: Spotlight on companies 
The Top 25 foodservice companies based outside of the United States and Canada in 2013 continued to close the sales gap
Meet the NRN 2014 Next 20 
Explosive growth and new-store development are a common theme among these concepts
2014 Second 100: Maintaining sales growth momentum 
Aggregate U.S. systemwide sales grew at foodservice chains by the same percentage in their latest fiscal years as they did in the preceding year
2014 Top 100: Slow sales, but growth returns 
New store development picked up, but average gains in unit-level performance declined, according to Nation’s Restaurant News Top 100 research
A quick look at the Top 25 U.S.-Canada chains and companies 
Check out additional data regarding the international performance of brands based in the United States and Canada
Lark Creek CEO talks One Market concept 
Michael Dellar discusses the restaurant's history as it celebrates its 20th anniversary
2013 International Top 25: Introduction and methodology 
A look at the Top 25 international restaurant chains based outside the United States or Canada
2013 International Top 25: Volume vs. growth 
The International Top 25 companies bested their North American counterparts in terms of year-over-year percentage growth in aggregate worldwide systemwide sales in 2012
2013 International Top 25: U.S.–Canada 
Even the savviest of U.S.- and Canada-based operators are finding a mixed bag of experiences in international markets
Alan J. Liddle
Testing the mobile payment waters 
NRN's data and event content director Alan J. Liddle shares his thoughts on McDonald's mobile payment software test

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