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Jonathan Maze

Executive Editor

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Restaurant Business Executive Editor 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.”

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Financing

A noted short seller bets against Grubhub

Investor Jim Chanos says that delivery margins are weak and may only get worse as costs rise and fees shrink, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

Kitchen United finds a friendlier real estate market

The virtual kitchen company sees much faster growth thanks to its latest investment.

Xperience Restaurant Group, which bought Real Mex out of bankruptcy last year, is generating quicker-than-expected sales growth and is looking for more, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The coffee chain is also making a key enhancement to its DD Perks loyalty program.

The investment will help the provider of ghost kitchens continue to grow and open its first locations in New York City.

Recent moves show that big companies are intent on pushing their capabilities more aggressively than ever, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

CEO Charles Watson joined "A Deeper Dive" this week to talk about the chain’s food strategies, its digital moves and how smoothies hit the mainstream.

The chain is testing its latest attention-grabbing product amid fierce competition for consumers’ attention, say RB’s The Bottom Line.

Gavin Felder was promoted to chief strategy officer as the owner of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut looks to bolster its digital strategy.

More professional athletes are pursuing second careers in the restaurant business, and franchise systems eagerly welcome them.

The limited-time offer stuffs a version of the popular snack with cheese and pepperoni.

The Mexican chain says that the newly created position will help it focus on “four-wall operations.”

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