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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

6 reasons for restaurants’ massive consolidation wave

Here’s why chain owners are engineering the greatest merger wave in industry history, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

After the fast-casual gold rush

Challenges have hit onetime growth chains such as Taylor Gourmet, LYFE Kitchen and Noon Mediterranean, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Heavy hiring by retailers is a good sign, but it could also stress an already tight labor pool, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Also, JAB probably won’t buy Starbucks, and Papa John’s looks at a new logo, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Investment dollars are still flowing into an industry where bankruptcies are common. Here’s why that is, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The bookstore chain’s challenges operating full-service locations prove not everybody can do it, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

RB’s The Bottom Line takes a look at how four MIT grads are changing the restaurant business.

An analyst says the company’s sales keep falling, which could lead to more operator challenges, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Investors have speculated that JAB would buy the company, but it would likely require a record price, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Fat Brands and iPic Entertainment have both struggled to create investor enthusiasm, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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