Alicia Kelso / Alicia Kelso has been a professional journalist for 15 years. Her work with QSRweb.com and PizzaMarketplace.com has been featured in publications around the world, including Good Morning America, Voice of Russia radio, Consumerist.com and Franchise Asia magazine.
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Record-setting harvests push wheat to 4-year low

Wheat prices closed below the $6 mark twice last week, plunging to $5.68 on Friday.

Menu trends: Consumers want functionality from their food

The word 'fresh' is the most powerful driver of menus because it has a connotation that it is real food being served.

Average cost of wheat inches up

Gas prices have stayed steady for the past two weeks, despite a busy holiday weekend.

RedBrick Pizza plans resurgence under new ownership

The brand is aiming for 25 locations in the next year, including a debut in the Midwest and New York.

Cheese jumps more than 30 cents in a month

Gas prices continued to fall through the busy Labor Day holiday weekend.

Restaurants jump on selfie bandwagon to engage Millennial consumers

A selfie that includes your restaurant, food or drink is a perfect form of implied testimonial.

Nearly 60% of Papa John's US delivery sales now come through digital channels

The company is in the midst of a new POS rollout that is expected to drive labor efficiencies, speed of service and order accuracy.

Latest China supply crisis hits Yum! Brands stock hard

An abundance in refinery production is keeping gas prices in check.

McDonald's ruling holds franchisors accountable for franchise employee allegations

The National Restaurant Association claims the decision will impede job creation and create 'big business.'

Turning social media likes into restaurant traffic

Offer customers something, like a discount or a recipe, in return for their like.

Fresh Brothers solves heavy traffic delivery problem with virtual store

With the concept, the company has increased two stores' business by about 15 percent without adding much labor.

Wheat prices fall 32 cents in a week

Gas prices continue to drop from Independence Day spike.

Pizza Hut hopes to surpass competition in digital space in 2015

Yum! execs called the U.S. performance 'disappointing' and said the brand is in turnaround mode.

Pizza Hut named an initial partner for Visa's new, simplified ecommerce service

Mobile is now the dominant channel of Pizza Hut's digital business, growing more than 4,000 percent in the last three years.

How one concept is leveraging the demand for more heat

Mazzio’s added a jalapeno stuffed crust pizza to its new menu platform.

Holy jalapeno! How hot will menus get?

Sriracha, according to CCD Innovation, is in 2014 what chipotle was in 2009.

Cheese remains below $2 for second week in a row

After hitting 6-year highs, gas prices tumble in a week.

Papa John’s franchisee: Trying to be everything to everyone is a bad strategy

Pierre Panos expects a ‘shakeout’ in the fast casual pizza subsegment.

Gas prices hit 6-year highs over holiday weekend

Public pizza company stocks ride the positive jobs report.

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