facebook pixal

The Bottom Line

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

O’Charley’s owner is splitting up

In a bid for simplicity, Ninety Nine Restaurants, O’Charley’s are splitting from Village Inn and Bakers Square, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Marketing

International House of Burgers? Really?

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

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

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 company is risking more traffic challenges with steep price increases, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

One is the center of a scandal, the other an international bargaining chip; both stories reflect the chains’ strengths, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

While some debate whether he will run for a seat in the Oval Office, his seat atop Starbucks left an undeniable impact on the restaurant business.

Continued traffic challenges and industry changes suggest a need to keep reducing supply, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Customers don’t get excited about the chain, according to recent data, and that’s an issue, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Weak sales and poor stock performance are conspiring to create another dry spell for restaurant IPOs, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

  • Page 54