Pizza Hut digital leader Baron Concors talks mobile strategy, best practices

Baron Concors, Pizza Hut global chief digital officer, said the “focus on mobile is a focus on customer,” and that retailers must turn their mindset to becoming students of human behavior.

Commodities: Gas prices start to level off, while cheese gets pricier again

The market was a mixed bag last week for pizza restaurateurs. Gas prices have begun to level off after weeks of declining from the early summer highs typically seen around the travel season. Likewise, cheese prices, which appeared to be dropping, have started an upward trend again.

Congrats to the restaurant winners in the 2016 'Inc. 5000'

Inc. Magazine has named America's top 5,000 fastest-growing businesses, and the list includes a healthy representation of restaurants.

At Malawi's Pizza, dinner is a world-changing experience

A novel pizza brand that started in Provo, Utah, is making a huge difference for children in one very tiny, very impoverished African nation.

Remember the '70s? Mr. Gatti's does and wants you to, too

There's gold in those olden days for brands such as Mr. Gatti's that are finding nostalgia might be the best path into the future.

Commodities: Cheese prices finally beginning to fall

Cheese prices are finally falling, but the price of wheat is taking up the slack in this week's commodity report of pizza restaurateurs.

Expert advice for restaurateurs if a fake restaurant Facebook page steals your location

At least 60 Houston restaurants are being misrepresented as fictional restaurants, as we reported yesterday, but nobody is sure why. We posed the question to the experts to help other restaurateurs avoid being victimized.

Yum! shareholders turn up the volume on demand for antibiotic-free meat

Two Yum! Brands shareholder groups step up the pressure on Yum! Brands to rapidly ban the use of the antibiotic-raised meats at all its brands' locations.

Houston plagued by fake restaurant listings

Somebody is creating dozens of fake restaurant Facebook listings for real restaurant locations in Houston. The question is, why?

Commodities: A relatively rough week for most pizza makers

Last week was not the cheeriest for the pizza marketplace with most pizza stocks dropping.

International franchising: 8 tips for smooth sailing overseas

The CEO of Franchise Global Frands provides eight tips for U.S. franchisors who want to go global.

Hourly workers: The new endangered species?

The hourly labor market is getting tighter all the time for restaurateurs. A new national study reveals what these workers want and sheds light on how restaurateurs might attract and keep the best and brightest.

Using kitchen equipment to enhance food safety

A chef from one of the nation's largest kitchen equipment manufacturers answers questions about the role of kitchen equipment in protecting and even heightening food safety. The hidden surprise? The best systems can yield labor savings, too.

Restaurant recession looming? Debate begins

Is the restaurant industry heading for a downturn?

Restaurant kiosks serve up multiple demographics

QSR kiosks are all the rage these days, especially with McDonald's and other QSR giants jumping on the trend. Restaurant kiosks are now drawing in every demographic at a faster rate due to their ability to boost customer experience.

The true effects of food photos: part 2

The prevalence of social media photo marketing campaigns in food service raises an interesting question: Do consumers really feel satisfaction and happiness from posting pictures on social media of their restaurant experiences?

The true effects of food photos: part 1

Back in the 1800s when photography was first invented, it would have been hard to imagine people using the technology to document lunch. As restaurants are quickly discovering, however, food photography is not something to be dismissed as a passing fad.

Commodities: Papa John's is only gainer

The price of cheese continues its upward trend, while the prices for other common commodities monitored by pizzamarketplace.com fell over last week.

Cannabis quelling 'the munchies' fast casual style

One of the major players in the burgeoning legal marijuana business is lighting up a new franchising concept.

Foodtech key to tapping into growing Indian foodservice market

A new report from TechSci Research shows that over the next five years, India may be one of the most promising markets for food service investment, But you must be a leading-edge system for both online ordering and meal delivery.

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