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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

Cracker Barrel acquires Maple Street Biscuit Co.

The company plans to fold its Holler & Dash brand into the newly acquired fast-casual concept following the $36 million deal.

Financing

Why Wendy’s believes this breakfast attempt will work

The company says that it can quickly generate up to 10% of its sales via the morning daypart. RB’s The Bottom Line examines how.

Chanticleer Holdings is merging with a biotech company that develops cancer drugs and plans to spin off its restaurants.

The company says its same-store sales rose to their strongest level in four years following the return of the popular product.

Restaurants continue to depend on check growth as customer count falls.

Facing sales pressure from other types of restaurants, the pizza giant is trying late-night hours and delivery insurance.

Sun Holdings, which also owns the Taco Bueno brand and operates several franchises, bought locations in four states and the right to develop 47 more.

On this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive," franchising experts Matthew Haller and Keith Miller debate the riskiness of operating a franchise business.

The Denver-based burger chain operator named CFO Ryan Zink acting CEO.

The sandwich giant named Carrie Walsh its new chief marketing officer as its leadership overhaul continues.

Capital Restaurant Group, a 24-unit operator, said it hasn’t been allowed to close underperforming locations.

Operators’ rate of leverage has soared in recent years, which may become a burden in an economic downturn, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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