ProfileAlan is Director of Data & Event Content for Nation’s Restaurant News, with duties that include research and analysis for the Top 200 census, 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. He previously was NRN’s technology editor, Northern California/Pacific Northwest editor and chief of photography, among other assignments. A graduate of California State University at Fullerton, he is married, with sons, 22 and 17. You can follow him on Twitter at @AJ_NRN.