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The Bottom Line

Jonathan Maze The Bottom Line

The musings of Executive Editor Jonathan Maze.

Financing

Does Chick-fil-A’s growth have a ceiling?

RB’s The Bottom Line looks at what it would take for the chicken concept to overtake McDonald’s and Starbucks to be the country’s largest restaurant chain.

Financing

Texans don’t think much of the Whataburger deal

Reaction to the sale in the burger chain’s home state demonstrates why the company is so successful there, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

RB’s The Bottom Line looks at what it took Papa John’s to land NBA great Shaquille O’Neal as a director and spokesman.

Jack’s Family Restaurants and Restaurants Unlimited are both on the block, according to separate reports, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

NPC International, which also owns Wendy’s units, make the pizza chain’s turnaround more difficult, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The chicken chain finds itself unable to break free from its CEO’s comments of seven years ago, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Even as competitors push meat-free burgers, the product might not be ready for the giant’s domestic market, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The industry will have to adapt to a new reality with fewer shoppers, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The burger chain’s stock hit record highs, in part because of betting that the chain is recession proof, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company is trying to find a buyer, demonstrating the challenges legacy family dining chains are having in the current market, says RB’s The Bottom Line.