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Jonathan Maze

Executive Editor

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Restaurant Business Executive Editor 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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Sysco CEO Tom Bene is stepping down

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

Sustainability

Food waste gets futuristic: McDonald’s coffee to be used in car parts

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

The National Restaurant Association will become an equity partner in Winsight, which assumes operational ownership of the trade group's annual Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.

The acquisition includes Food Services of America, a 16-state broadline distributor.

The chain, which helped spur the food hall trend, is eager to boost U.S. growth.