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Jonathan Maze The Bottom Line

Restaurant Business Executive Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze is a longtime industry journalist who writes about restaurant finance, mergers and acquisitions and the economy, with a particular focus on quick-service restaurants. He writes daily about the factors influencing the operating environment, including labor and food costs and various industry trends such as technology and delivery.

Jonathan has been widely quoted in media publications such as the New York Times and the Washington Post and has appeared on CNBC, Yahoo Finance and NPR. He writes a weekly finance-focused newsletter for Restaurant Business, The Bottom Line, and is the host of the weekly podcast “A Deeper Dive.”

Financing

Expect a lot more business travel by the end of the year

More people are traveling for vacations, but business travel remains muted. That could change this summer, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

The story of the $100M New Jersey deli

Your Hometown Deli, which does little business out of a single location, has a nine-figure market cap and has raised a lot of questions, says RB's The Bottom Line.

We’re unlikely to see major restaurant chains try self-delivery anytime soon after the end of Panera’s service, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

As the filing by Golden Corral’s second-largest franchisee demonstrates, filings by big operators and chains could still come even as sales improve, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Rumors persist of a potential sale involving the sandwich giant, but the brand may not be in a position to do so, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Chains like McDonald’s and Subway are leaving Walmart locations while others, such as Dunkin’, opt to leave convenience stores as chains focus on drive-thru units, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Buying a franchise can be a good investment in the long run, but RB’s The Bottom Line says buyers should step back and think before diving in.

Chains say that takeout sales have increased even as more people go into their locations to eat, a phenomenon operators find promising, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The chain’s same-store sales rose 21% in the first quarter, completing a remarkable year. But its performance was improving long before quarantine, says RB's The Bottom Line.

Mill Road Capital has created a fund to improve the culture at smaller public companies while committing to more diversity among director candidates, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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