Alicia Kelso / Alicia has been a professional journalist for 15 years. Her work with FastCasual.com, QSRweb.com and PizzaMarketplace.com has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Good Morning America, Voice of Russia radio, Consumerist.com and Franchise Asia magazine.
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Old Chicago VP: Customers now expect digital loyalty programs

Brands will move from out-discounting each other to focusing on value and experience.

Cheese and wheat prices tumble

Papa John's hits a new 52-week high.

Rosati's Pizza unveils Reserve red wine brand

Rosati's Pizza in Yorkville, Ill., will host a free wine tasting from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug.

Yum! Brands stock prices on the mend

Gas prices down 14 cents in the past month.

Millennials want brands to be 'useful,' 'disruptive'

It's not enough to just have functional and emotional products anymore; consumers want to participate.

Expert panelists: Service trumps product, price and promotion

In a faster-paced, mobile, customer-dominated, global economy, service and experience become priorities.

Cheese prices continue to inch higher

Papa John's hits a new 52-week high after its Q2 earnings report.

Papa John's CEO: You can't make superior quality pizza for $5

"In my 36 years of doing this, I've never seen the bigger players at that low a price point," Schnatter said.

The future of the food industry is closer than ever

Food production technologies are emerging to keep up with overpopulation and climate change concerns.

Domino's turns in another 52-week high

Cool summer temperatures yield lower natural gas prices.

Kids' movie lineup slows Chuck E. Cheese's momentum

A refinement of the brand's pizza dough is projected to reduce annual costs by $1.2 million.

Customer demand prompts new pizza size at Sam & Louie's unit

Sam & Louie's restaurant in Beatrice, Neb., has added a new pizza size — 14-inch — to the menu, a move prompted by customer requests. "We were missing that comparable 'large' size you get at other places which is your...

Wheat prices fall to lowest level since May '12

Predictions of a 5-year-peak fall short at the gas pump, as prices drop from last week.

Truly Organic Pizza's second location planned for Florida Gulf Coast campus

Truly Organic Pizza is set to open its second location by Aug. 19 on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Fla. The first Truly Organic Pizza opened in 2012 in Naples, Fla.

Restaurant workers plan wage protests in seven cities

Thousands of minimum-wage employees, most of them in the limited-service restaurant industry, are planning to walk off their jobs next week in what is being called "an unprecedented wave of strikes." The organized strike is planned for July 29 in...

Consumers responding favorably to Domino's technology investments

The company achieved nearly 7 percent same-store sales growth without any product introductions during the quarter.

Gas prices barreling toward 5-year high

Wheat prices fall to new 2013 low.

Gluten-free taste 'puzzle' has been solved

Gluten-free adoption had to jump the availability and affordability hurdles, and most recently figured out flavor.

Cat Cora: When starting a restaurant, 'test the waters and protect your idea'

To ensure your passion won't diminish for your business, it's important to stay innovative and keep things fresh.

Kansas concept asks fans to help create 'Wichita pizza'

Knolla's has launched a survey asking fans to select the crust type, thickness, shape and any add-ons that could define this new pizza style.

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