Email Us:
October 16, 2022

The Nation’s Restaurant News, the first independent publication dedicated to the entire food service industry, has named Alicia Kelso its editor in chief, effective October 3.

With more than a decade of experience reporting in the food service industry, Kelso, left, will receive Nation’s Restaurant News and sister publication Restaurant Hospitality with daily news reports. of industry, development standards for digital and print, and media for podcasts and videos. , while also being an ambassador for the campaign through personal content and visuals.

“I have long admired Alicia’s original reporting and her ability to analyze the restaurant industry in very thoughtful and innovative ways,” said Sam Oches, managing director of Informa’s Restaurant & amp; Food Group, parent to Nation’s Restaurant News. “I’m excited for him to bring that expertise to Nation’s Restaurant News and help us elevate our industry-leading content to new heights.”

Most recently, Kelso worked as a senior contributor at Forbes, where he covered quick service, fast casual, pizza and casual dining. He also served as the director of digital affairs and social media for the University of Louisville; freelance contributor for Restaurant Dive; and senior managing editor of Networld Media Group, where he contributed to,, and

“I’m excited to join the Nation’s Restaurant News winners and help build on the industry’s extensive and prestigious history,” said Kelso. “I’ve been a writer for over twenty years and no topic has come to me as deep or personal as restaurants. I can’t wait to continue telling stories about them. people, service, creativity and experience.

Kelso can be reached at [email protected].


Nation’s Restaurant News (NRN) is the No. 1 source of business information for the food service industry. For more than 50 years, NRN has served the information and special needs of food professionals, offering award-winning products across all channels with the goal of driving the industry forward. NRN was named Best Media Brand by the Jesse H. Neal Awards in 2019. NRN is part of the Restaurant & Food Group by Informa Connect, a B2B integrated social media group that connects products, solutions and thought leaders with the largest, most engaged with the best in food service and retail. The group connects the entire food and food service industry of operators, chefs, retailers, manufacturers, retailers and solutions to through traditional, digital, social and cultural channels with digital and live media.