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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

Jack in the Box reports best same-store sales in 4 years

The company said its comparable-store sales have increased for nine straight years, but wage inflation hurt store profits last quarter.

Financing

Qdoba is considering a sale

Private-equity group Apollo Global Management is exploring a sale of the burrito chain less than two years after its acquisition.

Bruce Dean, CEO of the family-dining chain, joins "A Deeper Dive" to discuss the challenges of finding workers for a growing company.

A vegan has sued Burger King over the Impossible Whopper, which is made on the same grills as meat burgers.

Fast-food chains and larger concepts won the third quarter, leaving smaller, mostly casual-dining chains behind, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The casual-dining chain cited costs associated with the service, suggesting the burgeoning business is a headwind for some companies, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Chris Kempczinski told employees that the company is “on the right path as we enter the new year.”

With casual-dining chains struggling and few buyers to compete with, the Landry’s owner is on another buying binge, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The chicken sandwich chain’s charitable arm has shifted its spending priorities and will not fund controversial groups next year.

RB’s The Bottom Line examines Subway’s new CEO, including his tense relationship with Burger King operators and whether the chain could be sold.

At the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, a sense of concern about the state of the economy prevailed, even as technology provides opportunities, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The burger chain has named Tim Ward president and Bruce Vermilyea CFO, while CEO Paul Macaluso leaves.

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