Sam Oches

Editorial Director Informa

Sam Oches is the award-winning Editorial Director of Informa's Restaurant & Food Group, which publishes Nation's Restaurant News, Restaurant Hospitality, Supermarket News and Food Management. A graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, Sam previously served as Editorial Director of Food News Media, publisher of QSR and FSR magazines. He’s a past president of the International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) and a past board member with the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). His foodservice insights have been shared in national media outlets such as the New York Times, USA Today, National Public Radio, and CNBC. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and two kids.

B.S. Journalism, Magazine Journalism 2005 - 2009
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Shake Shack Kiosks Are the Latest Innovation for 35 Locations

Gabrielle Bejarano - December 2, 2022

Shake Shack kiosks are the path forward with the company announcing 35 locations under construction for the digital ordering system, as reported by QSR. A total of 10–15 drive-thrus, walk-up windows, core buildings, food courts, and disruption of typical fast-food giant real estates such as roadside

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Why Inflation is Pushing Restaurant Consumers Downmarket

Tyler Kern - November 8, 2022

Hi there. I’m Sam Oches, Editor in Chief of Nation’s Restaurant News. Restaurants have been battered by inflation in the past year. You’re especially seeing this in the increase in cost of goods. They have had to pass this along to the customer by increasing their prices. A lot of the restaurants

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A primer on TikTok for restaurants

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In December, one of my predictions for the new year was that TikTok would be essential for every business. In just the first week of 2023, there was a study proving that to be true.

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Top marketers at Twin Peaks, Jim ’N Nick’s BBQ share how data drives experience

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Experience is everything to restaurants. From serving high-quality food to providing top-notch customer service, a great guest experience builds loyalty with guests even if a restaurant doesn’t have a formal rewards program.

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