Food News Media, parent of QSR magazine and sister publication Restaurant Management (, today named Ellen Koteff interim editor of QSR and its accompanying website, Koteff, who is also editor of, will take over from former editor Blair Chancey.

“I'm very excited to work with the team at Food News Media on foodservice's most comprehensive magazine covering the all-important limited-service sector,” Koteff says. “As QSR's interim editor, it will be my charge to sustain the magazine's considerable momentum and help pave the way for a new chapter in its history.”

Koteff is an award-winning journalist with more than a decade of leadership experience in foodservice media. She has also contributed to Vanity Fair magazine, Palm Beach Life, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Women’s Wear Daily,and Time Magazine.

In 2007, Koteff was honored as a Top Innovator in Business Publishing by Media Business.

Food News Media’s group publisher, Greg Sanders, notes that QSR is pleased to have Koteff’s skill and experience on its side during the transition period.

“We will take our time and conduct a thorough search for the next editor of QSR,” he says. “During that time, we’re fortunate to have Ellen on board and know she will do a great job for us.”
QSR magazine and its website,, are the thought leader for the $250 billion–plus limited-service restaurant sector, which includes traditional fast food, fast-casual dining, coffee, snacks, concessions, convenience stores, and related segments of the foodservice industry.

Now in its 15th year of publication, QSR takes seriously its role in promoting industry values through its award-winning editorial content. In 2012 the magazine is furthering that mission by promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.