Jonathan Maze


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Restaurant Business Editor-in-Chief 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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Jonathan Maze

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Roark Capital Agrees to Buy Subway

Private equity firm, which owns Inspire Brands and Focus Brands among other restaurant companies, won an 8-month auction for the sandwich giant


Subway Wants to Create a National Electric-Vehicle Charging Network

Sandwich chain plans to add chargers at select locations, create parks featuring canopies, green space and Wi-Fi

Au Bon Pain owner, Yum QSR and c-store operator buys bistro chain

Giants like Starbucks and Domino’s are building more drive-thrus while regional drive-thru chains have exploded. And consumers are flocking to them.

CSP parent will remain an independent company, continue to operate National Restaurant Association Show

Event won’t be held for the second straight year due to limits on gathering sizes; organizers will instead provide year-round industry resources

Company working with operators to close low-volume and low-profit locations, including 800 in the U.S.

Staff reduction is latest in a series of big changes for the company

Deal would make it one of the largest foodservice distributors in the U.S.

The sandwich giant has introduced a Green Goddess Tuna Melt, developed with the food media brand

Quick-service chains are offering more vegetarian items, but vegetarians aren’t necessarily the target

Will no longer support any push against mandated pay hikes

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