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Jonathan Maze

Editor-in-Chief

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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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Workforce

HMSHost lays off thousands as travel stagnates

The foodservice operator has told at least 3,000 employees in airports around the U.S. that their layoffs could turn permanent in October.

Operations

Food distributors are facing major changes

As foodservice operations struggle, distributors confront challenges of their own.

New federal data shows the industry accounted for more than half of all job losses last month, though the numbers don't reflect late-month layoffs.

The $970 million deal gives the broadline distributor a boost to its cash-and-carry channel.

Former CVS executive Kevin Hourican is slated to replace Bene, who will serve as an executive adviser through March.

A unique partnership between the burger chain and Ford will use chaff from coffee beans to make housing for headlamps.