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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Cheese and wheat prices take a tumble

Gas prices continue to climb sharply with the implementation of more expensive spring blends.

Rosati's reflects on restaurant industry changes as it marks 50th anniversary

The brand has endured a major shift toward convenience and speed, but has maintained its values and recipes.

Minsky's experiencing 'exponential' sales growth since online ordering launch

The 15-unit brand wanted many of the same features the big chains offer, as consumers have come to expect them.

Wheat prices drop after weeks of gains

Gas prices are nearly 20 cents higher than they were a month ago, driven by spring blends and refinery maintenance.

How the restaurant industry is contributing to the drop in children's obesity

Restaurants should work with chefs and suppliers to ensure healthier meals, and even include kids in focus groups.

Congress votes to bring 'full-time' definition back to 40 hours

The U.S. House of Representatives voted today in favor of H.R.

A look at some of Yum! Brands' corporate responsibility initiatives

The company's goal is to become the 'preferred restaurant of choice' by offering nutritional improvements.

Spring refinery maintenance leads to higher gas prices

The average cost of fuel is 10 cents more than it was a month ago.

Your Pie leverages popular promotion to improve operations

The 18-unit concept stocks and staffs in preparation of the one-day event, which nets a 300-percent sales jump.

Cheese prices continue to climb

After weeks on the rise, wheat prices fall a bit.

Pizza brands get in on the madness of March

March is a great month to get things rolling after the usual slumps in January and February.

Kono Pizza founders: 'Unique experience will set us apart in the industry'

About 60 percent of customers at Kono's first U.S. location are reoccurring, and the brand has big expansion plans.

Cheese prices at all-time highs

Domino's Pizza shares hit another lifetime high last week.

Wheat prices up more than $1 since January

Average fuel price jumps more than 20 cents in a month.

Navigating the world of negative online reviews

Denying that it happened is wrong; take responsibility.

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.

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