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Jonathan Maze


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Jonathan Maze

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Technomic Top 500: The biggest chains stood out in a tough 2020

Sales at the 500 largest chains fell 8% last year and they closed a lot fewer units than expected, but the 50 largest chains performed far better than everyone else.


Wingstop is not just a pandemic phenomenon

The chain’s same-store sales rose 21% in the first quarter, completing a remarkable year. But its performance was improving long before quarantine, says RB's The Bottom Line.

Chief Marketing Officer George Felix is leaving the company, which also named a new marketing structure and said that Lynne Broad will become CFO in May.

The Chicago food emporium, which expects to open its first location in Chicago in June, raised another $15 million from existing investors, including Thompson’s Cleveland Avenue.

Consumers, stimulus checks in hand, are spending at restaurants, often outpacing 2019 numbers and creating supply chain problems in the process.

This week’s episode of the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” features the founder of the country’s largest operator, coming off its purchase of most of NPC International.

Mill Road Capital has created a fund to improve the culture at smaller public companies while committing to more diversity among director candidates, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The pizza chain is launching “The Hut Lane" pickup windows for digital and phone orders in 1,500 locations across the country.

She will oversee legal operations at the burger giant, coming from the medical products company Boston Scientific.

She is leaving to take the CEO job at a private company outside the restaurant industry, while the burger chain looks for a replacement.

Embers at one point was a popular Midwest family dining chain. The last one of them closed on Sunday, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The Mexican fast-food chain is changing its designs as it walks a tightrope between convenience and experience.

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