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FM Parent Acquires Nation's Restaurant News

Penton Media, Inc., parent company of Food Management and Restaurant Hospitality magazines, has completed the acquisition of Nation's Restaurant News from Lebhar-Friedman. The three publications will make up Penton's new Restaurant Group under the leadership of Market Leader Randall Friedman. Friedman, who joins Penton from Lebhar-Friedman, will report to Senior Vice President Dan Bagan. For more go to

“Our Restaurant Group will have every single segment of food service covered, from full service to QSR, independents to chains, and commercial to noncommercial,” says Penton CEO Sharon Rowlands. “We will be able to connect readers and marketers through print, online, events and research.”

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