Alan J. Liddle

J. Liddle
Director, Data & Event Content,
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, 22 and 17.

Phone: 831.422.1744 Address: 36 Quail Run Circle, #100-F, Salinas, CA 93907

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
Tech trends restaurant operators should watch 
A look at the technology that will shape business, draw consumers
7 steps to ensuring restaurant food safety
Foodservice professionals share best practices at the Food Safety Symposium
Sarah Naqvi, chief information officer at HMSHost
HMSHost names Sarah Naqvi CIO
Position had been vacant since December 2011
The Next 20: NRN's new look at emerging brands 
A review of 20 top restaurant chains poised to crack the NRN Top 200
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Having Words With: Jeremiah Tower 
The chef, restaurateur, TV producer and author discusses the modern culinary world
2013 Second 100: Sales squeeze 
A companion report to Top 100, analyzing sales and growth trends of the largest U.S. restaurant brands
2013 Top 100: Recession rebound 
The annual review of sales, expansion and trends covering the largest brands in foodservice
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Eat'n Park makes food safer from foreign objects 
The family-dining chain has taken steps to prevent foreign-object food contamination and fraudulent claims regarding such issues.

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