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

Where are all the restaurant customers?

Despite a booming economy, restaurants are still struggling with traffic, and here’s why, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

Has Chipotle turned a corner?

Strong sales on the day word spreads of another potential outbreak show consumers' fears of the chain might be easing, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Differing approaches by BJ’s and Texas Roadhouse show there’s no single approach, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Brexit and trade negotiations impact the company’s labor costs, and its traffic, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Investors now think a sale is less likely, but the pizza chain’s “good bones” make it too tempting a target for buyers, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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

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.

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