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Jonathan Maze The Bottom Line

Restaurant Business Executive Editor 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

Are 30 plant-based burgers a day enough for McDonald’s?

Reported sales results from the giant’s plant-based burger test only lead to more questions, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

The ‘Chicken Wars’ didn’t just help Popeyes

Some data suggests that Chick-fil-A also saw more business last month as consumers hungered for chicken sandwiches.

Recent moves by Waitr and Postmates show the limits of third-party delivery and suggest the business is shifting, says RB's The Bottom Line.

Sales recovery this year has been tepid, and delivery hasn't provided the boost many companies had hoped for, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company’s chicken sandwich efforts show just how difficult it can be to remain ahead in the restaurant business, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The healthy fast-food franchise wants to raise $59 million amid continued losses and concerns over its viability, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

In his latest interview, the company’s founder continued his criticism of the chain and its quality, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Silicon Valley investors are making yet another big bet on a changing restaurant industry, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The casual-dining chain cited costs associated with the service, suggesting the burgeoning business is a headwind for some companies, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Fast-food chains and larger concepts won the third quarter, leaving smaller, mostly casual-dining chains behind, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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