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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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Bolthouse Farms to Acquire Starbucks Juice Brand

The purveyor of functionality-focused beverages (and carrots) said the acquisition of Starbucks' Evolution Fresh brand extends its commitment to offering "high-quality, nutrient-dense juices."

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USDA: No Relief in Sight on Food Prices

Continued pressure on commodities will push prices at grocery stores and restaurants still higher through 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts.

WGB parent assumes operational ownership of the annual restaurant show, which will continue to be branded under the association’s name as part of a 45-year sponsorship.

The company said it made the change for a ‘variety of reasons, but taste and quality are the top factors.’