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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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Financing

Inside Zaxby’s deal with Goldman Sachs

Cofounder and CEO Zach McLeroy details the investment in this week’s episode of the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive.”

Financing

Rhone Capital to buy a stake in Illycaffé

The Italian coffee brand said the private equity firm will be able to help its international expansion.

The company’s sales have thrived during the pandemic as consumers sought out drive-thrus and comfort food.

The burger giant is promising to donate $100 million to Ronald McDonald House Charities, including an end-of-year social media campaign.

Raymond Barbrick didn’t get nearly enough votes for a seat on the family chain’s board, Biglari’s fifth such proxy loss, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

As the pandemic hit, fast-food chains rethought their designs. Here’s a look at the most popular elements.

Even facing a winter of additional shutdowns and a potential double-dip recession, investors are betting on restaurants. But only certain sectors, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The private equity-owned operator will buy the locations in Virginia and West Virginia.

Daryl Parks, who has represented families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Corey Jones, has joined a pair of lawsuits against the chain.

Editor’s Roundtable: As plant-based meats return to restaurant marketing, RB editors discuss the products’ potential popularity.

Vaccinations could be available next month after Pfizer and BioNTech request emergency authorization, but it could be a while before customers come back.

T. Rowe Price, D1 Capital Partners, Lone Pine Capital and XN have all invested in the fast-casual taco chain, which plans to expand to 10 more states by 2024.

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