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Jonathan Maze

Executive Editor

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Jonathan Maze

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Financing

McDonald’s and Chick-fil-A get caught up in political intrigue

One is the center of a scandal, the other an international bargaining chip; both stories reflect the chains’ strengths, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Leadership

Naf Naf Grill founder Sahar Sander dies

He turned an old Taco Bell into one of the fastest-growing chains in the country.

Co-founder Otto Othman will expand his role and while co-founder Nedal Ahmad will transition into a new role.

Company founder Anthony Ackil is stepping down to spend time with his family and focus on “his next chapter in life.”

While some debate whether he will run for a seat in the Oval Office, his seat atop Starbucks left an undeniable impact on the restaurant business.

The company plans to use tomatoes grown in greenhouses or hydroponic farms by 2019.

The company’s new Chicago headquarters is a symbol of the chain’s shift in a new direction.

But the industry’s rate of hiring has slowed in recent months.

Continued traffic challenges and industry changes suggest a need to keep reducing supply, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The burrito chain is jumping on the esports bandwagon with its sponsorship of TSM’s "Fortnite" team.

Big chains led the improvement as the industry had its strongest month of the year.

Customers don’t get excited about the chain, according to recent data, and that’s an issue, says RB’s The Bottom Line.