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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Domino's digital sales flirt with 50 percent

Unlike other concepts, weather positively influenced the chain's business during Q1.

Fast casual heats up restaurant industry with 11 percent growth

More QSRs and full-service restaurants are expected to realign their formats to compete more aggressively.

Yum Brands CFO: Digital ordering channels grow top line and profits

In China, sales from digital channels are between 70 and 80 percent; and 25 to 30 percent come from mobile.

Wheat, cheese prices hold steady

Yum! Brands hits a new 52-week high after its Q1 earnings report.

Pizza Hut approaching digital with 'high sense of urgency'

Despite a new product launch, U.S. sales were down 5 percent in Q1.

Successful social media strategies rely on experimentation

Consumers want to see and share photos, particularly those that are relevant to the business.

Why mystery shopping is still critical in the age of big data

Mystery shoppers provide a different level of feedback than customers; don't discount either channel.

Gas prices reach 13-month high

Wheat is 17 cents higher than a week ago.

Restaurant industry still in the gluten-free honeymoon phase

As Celiac Awareness Month approaches, one industry expert predicts the diet's growth will continue for the next few years.

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.

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