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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Food costs continue to elude stability

Droughts, livestock viruses and thinner herds are all affecting center-of-the-plate pricing.

Domino's, Papa John's trading at lifetime-high prices

Cheese prices jump back up after two weeks of stability.

Pizza Hut testing interactive tabletops

The new technology allows customers to order, pay and play games via a touchscreen tabletop.

Taking a deep dive into beverage trends

Consumers have told us they want more coffee, tea and alcohol options from restaurants

Papa John's hopes to 'breakaway' from value-focused competition

A new touchscreen POS system will be rolled out in a majority of restaurants by the end of this year.

Domino's sales now equal from phone and digital orders

CEO: It took 38 years to hit $3B in global retail sales, but just over 5 years to hit this number in digital sales.

Warmer temperatures bring higher gas prices

Cheese prices stabilize after weeks on the rise.

Obamacare delays lessen impact on restaurant operators

The NRA's EVP of Policy and Government Affairs provides an update, including an impending ruling on the FTE definition.

Unlocking the keys to a successful mobile campaign

New report sheds light on the increasing influence of mobile ads on limited-service restaurant consumers.

Competition, consumers driving the open-kitchen trend

Showing customers your ingredients and preparation processes provides a better connection with them, experts say.

Zagat’s best pizzeria is all about the dough

Michael's Pizzeria's managing partner says it's 'an art' to be able to cook dough in high temperatures.

Pizza stocks ride Wall Street's rebound

Cheese price averages finally show some relief.

Keys to effective marketing on a tight budget

Scott Anthony incentivizes his employees to spread the word about his pizzeria.

A road map to opening a new restaurant

Bruno DiFabio says negotiating the lease while keeping a low profile is an important step when opening a concept.

How to save money through topping portion control

Consultant Dave Ostrander started turning a profit when he began measuring and weighing every pizza topping.

Restaurateur: The answer to a customer is always yes

Cameron Mitchell says if associates are valued, they will take better care of the customers.

Cheese prices show no signs of letting up

After weeks of declines, wheat prices inch back up by about 30 cents.

Pizza is now the second-leading gluten-free dish on all menus

On average, independent pizzas are about $2 more than chain pizzas.

Pizza Hut 'not competitive enough on value'

Pizza Hut's China business is reaping the benefits of an expanded breakfast daypart, and plans to test liquor sales.

Restaurant brands take advantage of marketing's biggest stage

From social media to TV spots, chains get creative for the most-watched Super Bowl in history.

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