Alan 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.

Posts by Alan J. Liddle

in Reporter's Notebook Feb 04, 2013

By The Numbers: McDonald’s’ Slower Growth in 2012, Challenge Ahead

McDonald's' 2012 U.S. systemwide sales grew 4.2 percent, to $35.59 billion, versus 2011, outpacing its total global sales growth of 2.7 percent,....More
in Reporter's Notebook Oct 14, 2011

LYFE Kitchen's 'cause' affects employees

CEO Mike Roberts on chain's projected positive impact....More
in Reporter's Notebook Oct 07, 2011

Domino’s exec: Avoiding common growth pitfall

J. Patrick Doyle, Domino's Pizza Inc. chief executive and MUFSO 2011....More
in Reporter's Notebook Oct 03, 2011

Foodservice romaine recall expanded to 19 states, Canada

Listeria found in recalled lettuce....More
in Reporter's Notebook Sep 29, 2011

Don Fox: Quadrupling Firehouse Subs’ size

Don Fox talks Firehouse's growth plans at MUFSO 2011....More
in Reporter's Notebook Sep 29, 2011

Ron Shaich, Panera, accepts MUFSO 2011 Pioneer Award

Ron Shaich accepts the MUFSO 2011 Pioneer Award....More
in Reporter's Notebook Sep 25, 2011

A question for Roark's Romaniello: Why Arby’s?

Steve Romaniello, a Golden Chain winner as head of FOCUS Brands, speaks on....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jun 30, 2011

Numbers, numbers everywhere

A ‘Words From’ column by Top 100 project director Alan J. Liddle....More

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