Alan J. Liddle

Managing Editor, Special Projects
Nation's Restaurant News

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

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.

Articles by Alan J. Liddle
The latest trends in restaurant equipment efficiency 
Engineers from Food Service Technology Center say new technology and equipment can help reduce energy costs and increase efficiency
Christopher J. Ondrula
Burger King franchisee details unit upgrade plans 
Heartland Food Corp. CEO Christopher J. Ondrula discusses his post-acquisition strategy after purchasing 121 Burger King restaurants
Eat 'n Park breaks down video surveillance strategy  1
Nation’s Restaurant News spoke with Eat ‘n Park director of safety and security Bill Moore about the family-dining chain's video surveillance strategy.
Restaurants divided on mobile payments platforms 
Square, Isis Mobile Wallet among platforms restaurants are testing
Michael Mina and Michelle Branch
Chefs extend brand with digital tools 
Michael Mina, Laurent Gras and more leverage online multimedia projects
First Watch exterior
First Watch acquires two J. Christopher's units 

Breakfast, brunch and lunch concept operator First Watch Restaurants Inc. has entered the Atlanta market by acquiring two existing eateries.

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Jamba Inc. reveals 2013 growth initiatives 
Company builds momentum after third-quarter traffic and same-store sales boosts
Eat'n Park dish bin
Eat'n Park borrows NASA tactic to help reduce food adulteration, fraud 
Cataloging items keeps foreign objects out of food
Fast-casual restaurants speed service with RFID technology  1
Blue Lemon, Jason's Deli among restaurants using the technology
McAlister's Deli interior
Digital displays amp up the menu 
Chain electronic menus offer presentation flexibility, consumer engagement
Alex Rechichi
Extreme Pita’s Rechichi on hospitals as a growth vehicle 
NRN speaks with CEO, president and co-founder, Alex Rechichi
What's the I.T. weather like at your organization? 
Cloud-based computing gains popularity with operators
Inspections, streamlined menus key to Jimmy John's operations 
Jimmy John Liautaud shares successful operational strategies
Wiping out foodborne illness 
Experts share best practices at Food Safety Symposium.
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