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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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Jonathan Maze

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Financing

Black Box: Sales improved in November, but there’s a catch

A late Thanksgiving, and not organic sales, gave November the appearance of a strong month, so expect a chilly December.

Marketing

The definitive 2019 chain restaurant gift guide

Just in time for the holidays: More restaurant-branded merch than ever before.

The industry has added more than 300,000 employees over the past year, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

The pizza chain’s founder is suing Laundry Service, saying the ad agency deliberately leaked details from a conference call in a dispute with the company.

The former Nando’s executive takes over for acting CEO Jim Balis.

The company is shifting away from “short-term opportunities” as it looks to build more consistent sales.

Recent moves by Waitr and Postmates show the limits of third-party delivery and suggest the business is shifting, says RB's The Bottom Line.

This week’s episode of the RB podcast "A Deeper Dive" features a discussion between Jonathan Maze and Peter Romeo about companies’ latest sales-building strategies.

The burger chain and the automaker announced a unique partnership that uses chaff from coffee beans to make housing for headlamps.

Active membership rose 15% over the past year following changes to the program and the addition of more marketing technology.

Sales recovery this year has been tepid, and delivery hasn't provided the boost many companies had hoped for, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company’s chicken sandwich efforts show just how difficult it can be to remain ahead in the restaurant business, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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