Jonathan Maze

Executive Editor

Articles by
Jonathan Maze

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How Macaroni Grill turned it around

CEO Nishant Machado joins "A Deeper Dive" to talk about the chain’s comeback and its multibrand operation.


Why HMSHost ended its exclusive deal with Starbucks

The restaurant operator opted out of a nearly 30-year arrangement as demands for airport concessions evolve.

The U.S. senator is asking for an inquiry in the aftermath of an RB report detailing serious problems at the franchise.

Kitopi nabbed $60 million to expand in the U.S. as delivery-focused kitchens continue to gain steam, says RB’s The Bottom Line. But is it too much, too fast?

The burger chain’s entry into the morning daypart comes next month, setting up a major breakfast battle among the country's biggest concepts.

The company has introduced Papadia sandwiches as it targets a new daypart.

The fast-growing chain defended its numbers after an anonymous report questioned the company’s model, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

He takes over for the departing Frances Allen, who is leaving “for a new venture.”

A BDO survey says 70% of industry financial chiefs expect a downturn in the next year or two even as they’re optimistic for their own companies, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The burger chain has lost 13% of its same-store customer count over the past seven years, even as store count has shrunk, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

More chains are pushing fake meat even as sales at other chains falter, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

This week’s edition of ”A Deeper Dive” focuses on our recent Burgerim series and what it means for restaurants and franchises.

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