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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

Del Taco at risk of a stock delisting

The Mexican fast-food chain is in danger of a delisting following the departure of an independent director.

Marketing

Some Popeyes locations run out of sandwiches

The chain has sold so many that some restaurants are running out of buns.

The chain is making the side dish a center-of-the-plate item with the addition of chicken.

Investment in the industry is up, along with same-store sales, but bankruptcies and store closures are more common. RB’s The Bottom Line tries to make sense of it.

The chain, which has been testing larger pies, will soon compete more directly with legacy pizza concepts, and its co-founder is “thrilled,” says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Pizza Hut, Wendy’s and Perkins all face challenges with struggling operators, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Rick Wetzel joins "A Deeper Dive" to talk about raising funds for expansion, LeBron James and taking on Domino’s.

The industry veteran vows to put the “on-trend” brand’s growth into high gear, and quickly.

The company is reportedly getting interest from both private-equity firms and strategic buyers.

The fast-food giant is debuting its new-look McCafe this week with a pay-it-forward promotion.

A Twitter battle involving several competitors gave the chain tons of free publicity for a new product that is vital to its future.

Marcato Capital, which won a high-profile battle against the chicken wing chain, has reportedly seen its assets plunge, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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