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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

The restaurant IPO market shows signs of thawing

Joe & the Juice and Focus Brands are reportedly considering IPOs, which would be the first in three years, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

Is Sweetgreen worth $1B?

A reported valuation of the salad chain seems like a lot, but it’s not unprecedented, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

RB’s The Bottom Line explores whether delivery at Firehouse Subs, Jersey Mike’s and now Subway will hurt Jimmy John’s.

Del Taco, McDonald’s and Burger King results suggest that it takes more than cheap offers to get customers, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The U.S. restaurant industry is saturated, and here’s why, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company’s board realized it had little choice but to take a $300 million buyout offer, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

As delivery visits replace existing visits, lower profits will push more companies to look for new options, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The activist investor believes the company’s stock price could double over three years, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

An analyst mentioned a few potential candidates, and RB’s The Bottom Line examines them, and what a buyer would have to do.

McDonald’s and Jack in the Box show operators’ growing discontent amid weak sales and high costs, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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