Jonathan Maze is the editor-in-chief at Restaurant Business. He is the host of RB's "A Deeper Dive" podcast and writes the restaurant finance newsletter The Bottom Line and its accompanying blog. He is a prolific writer and editor who has covered the industry in-depth for nearly 15 years. He is routinely asked to speak about the state of the industry at conferences and by numerous members of the media, including the New York Times and the Washington Post.
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How to Take Your Restaurant Public
The IPO market has come back with a vengeance. Five restaurant chains went public in 2021 and more are expected to come this year. This panel explores the risks and rewards of an initial public offering, and the strategies companies should use to take their companies public.
2022 Restaurant Leader of the Year
Sonic President Claudia San Pedro is the 2022 Restaurant Business Restaurant Leader of the Year. The longtime Oklahoma state official has had quite the introduction to the C-suite, becoming CFO in 2015, then working on the chain’s complex integration of its point-of-sale system. She worked on its sale in 2018 to Inspire Brands, after she was named president, and then worked on the post-sale integration. Under her watch, the drive-in chain overhauled its marketing and solidified its technology, all of which helped it move from one of the most difficult periods in its history to one of its best.