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

Who will benefit from Papa John’s challenges?

Pizza Hut stands to gain the most, but the problems will roil the market, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

Should Papa John’s be sold?

A sale could be the only option for the chain going forward, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The chain’s new owner sees opportunity in buying shrinking restaurant chains, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Here’s why the chain will need to make big changes, and probably needed to even before John Schnatter’s racial slur, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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

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.

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