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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

10 ways restaurants have changed since the Great Recession

With a decade past since the downturn, RB’s The Bottom Line takes a look at how the industry has grown and changed.

Financing

Restaurant job growth keeps slowing

The industry added just 16,400 jobs in June, and here’s why that’s a good thing, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Stocks are up more than 12% on average as the industry shows signs of life, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Some 60 million young adults are set to have kids over the next decade, and nothing changes behavior quite like children, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Too many units and competitors, and a changing consumer, mean slow growth will be here for a while, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Chain restaurants’ slowing growth reveals a saturated industry that could lose funding in the future.

Olive Garden’s owner has thrived by simply focusing on doing a good job at its restaurants, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The chain has too many stores and has raised prices too aggressively, and bad PR hasn’t helped, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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.

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

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