Mark Brandau

Midwest Bureau Chief, Nation’s Restaurant News

Mark Brandau joined Nation’s Restaurant News in 2005 as a desk editor, and since 2008 he has covered marketing and advertising trends for NRN and Following a move to NRN’s Chicago office in 2009, he began covering the largest foodservice chains based in the Midwest, including McDonald’s Corp. and Yum! Brands Inc. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

Posts by Mark Brandau

in Reporter's Notebook Jun 27, 2011

McDonald's rollout behind the rollout

McDonald's gave a rundown of all the marketing muscle behind the Mango....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jun 21, 2011

Three Questions: Denny's marketing VP John Dillon

Fit Fare menu adds healthful options....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jun 15, 2011

The Speaker and the Slider

John Boehner, White Castle Craver....More
in Reporter's Notebook Jun 02, 2011

Groupon: The deal is on

Daily deal website files $750 million IPO....More
in Reporter's Notebook May 22, 2011

Something to talk about

A look at Facebook posts that garner the most comments....More
in Reporter's Notebook May 22, 2011

Sizzler ready to 'recycle' competitors' real estate

Sizzler chief executive Kerry Kramp stopped by the NRN booth at this year'....More

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