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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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Inflation

Grocery price inflation hits another 43-year high in August

Food-at-home prices rose 13.5% over the last 12 months, the highest rate since March 1979.

Technology

Uber Eats will start robot deliveries in California and Texas

The third-party delivery company has a 10-year partnership with the autonomous vehicle company Nuro. Deliveries will start in Houston and Mountain View, California.

Food and beverage stores added 8,600 jobs in July after they added 4,300 jobs in June, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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."

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.