Jonathan Maze

Executive Editor

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Jonathan Maze

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Sonic stock surges on improved traffic

The company said that its same-store sales and traffic increased over the summer.


Subway ending its $4.99 footlong promotion

The sandwich is ending the controversial campaign in exchange for locally based offers.

RB’s The Bottom Line takes a look at how four MIT grads are changing the restaurant business.

In RB's podcast, "A Deeper Dive," Technomic’s Robert Byrne talks about customer perception at chains such as Chipotle, Chick-fil-A and Starbucks.

But the return will be for a limited time, “while supplies last.”

Despite shrinking its unit count in the past couple of years, McDonald's has maintained its status as top dog.

An analyst says the company’s sales keep falling, which could lead to more operator challenges, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Investors include numerous chefs providing funds to help the concept open locations on the East Coast.

Weak sales, failed refranchising and costs from a gift card program all contributed to the chain’s financial struggles.

The celebrity chef says publicity over a sexual harassment lawsuit led to a sales decline and lost development deals.

The former Potbelly CFO had spent a time as that chain’s interim CEO.

But comparisons were easy and traffic remains down despite an improving economy.