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Jonathan Maze

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Leadership

Howard Schultz for president? No.

A run would not just tarnish the Starbucks founder’s image, but also that of the company, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Financing

Fat Brands gets a loan from Steak ‘n Shake’s owner

A hedge fund owned by the CEO of Biglari Holdings made a $20 million loan to the operator of Fatburger, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Blaze Pizza is the latest to test larger pizzas as it focuses more intently on delivery sales—pitting the chains directly against traditional players.

A Debtwire report suggested that buyers are concerned about the chain’s growth and its valuation.

A consolidation trend that started with supermarkets has spread to restaurant chains, and that has major implications for the industry, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The chain expanded its all-you-can-eat hours, and sales have grown ever since.

The company is paying a group of financial institutions over negligence claims following a 2015 cyberattack.

Three years after filing for bankruptcy protection, the casual-dining chain is finding smaller units can work wonders.

The long-sleepy chicken chain expects a record year of openings in 2019—again—and credits some simple changes for its success.

In this episode of "A Deeper Dive," Barry McGowan, CEO of Fogo de Chao, talks about his chain’s future and why it opted to sell to Rhone Capital last year.

With 2,500 locations, the company says it still has thousands of markets to add new restaurants.

The restaurant recession has been hardest on concepts in the middle, says RB’s The Bottom Line, and that should push the industry toward more consolidation.