Jonathan Maze

Executive Editor

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Jonathan Maze

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Auntie Anne’s steps out of the mall

The pretzel chain is opening food trucks and locations in urban areas in a bid to evolve.


Macaroni Grill charts its next course

With sales improving a year after bankruptcy, the company is looking to add another concept.

The company is switching to paper in the U.K. and Ireland and will look at alternatives to plastic straws in other countries.

An analyst suggests the company could buy upscale chain North Italia from Fox Restaurant Group, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The marketing stunt was great, but the ending was a disappointment, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Polar Star Capital Partners, a newly formed investment firm, has acquired 126-unit Meridian Restaurants Unlimited.

The sandwich chain is getting on the gaming league bandwagon by sponsoring the League of Legends Championship Series.

In the first episode of Restaurant Business' podcast, "A Deeper Dive," Chipotle's chief restaurant officer details current efforts to improve the chain’s operations.

The once high-growth chain is an example of what happens when restaurant systems don’t focus on operator health, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The chain is removing layers from field offices to improve communication and support with its franchisees.

Arc Group will acquire the struggling breastaurant chain in a complex deal.

The chain has already worked with four municipalities on its Paving for Pizza program.