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Biography

Jonathan Maze

Editor-in-Chief

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Restaurant Business 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.”

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Jonathan Maze

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Leadership

Joe Koss is retiring as Culver’s CEO

The longtime company executive will leave at the end of the year. The company is searching for his replacement.

Food

Chick-fil-A is testing a new chicken sandwich

The fast-food chain is testing a Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich in North and South Carolina amid mounting competition.

The giant Pizza Hut and Wendy’s franchisee is looking for buyers either in parts or as a whole while in bankruptcy, but it could still opt to reorganize.

Changing consumer habits have the company rapidly adapting its development strategy and its services.

The pizza chain, which will keep its Louisville, Ky., headquarters, cited the city’s talent pool and airport.

Former Red Robin CEO Denny Marie Post joins the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” to talk about the industry’s emergence from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Mexican fast-food chain said same-store sales rose 4.1% in the third quarter, according to its preliminary earnings.

The quarantine forced customers out West to think of the chain more than just a doughnut shop, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company is shifting control of its supply chain amid shortages of some supplies, including Quarter Pounder beef and bacon, as sales far exceed expectations.

The company agreed to refund customers who lost funds on their loyalty cards in a settlement with the New York attorney general.

RB’s The Bottom Line looks at the investor’s latest claim as he ramps up a proxy campaign against the family dining chain.

The company introduces Spicy Chicken McNuggets Wednesday on the heels of its popular Travis Scott promotion.

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