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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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.

Average wheat prices flirt with $6 mark

Stock indexes have their worst month in two years.

5 things your restaurant’s mobile app must include [infographic]

Mobile innovations continue to grow at a staggering pace and to win the game, your brand's mobile app is going to need more than just a menu, nutritional information and restaurant locations.

Pizza concepts embrace New Year's resolutions with focus on healthier options

Vegan and gluten-free offerings have moved into the spotlight for some concepts.

How the recession changed Americans' eating-out habits

When the national menu-labeling rules are implemented, there will be more improvements in the quality of restaurant food.

Are Utah's wood-fired pizza concepts endangered?

Officials claim wood-fired ovens contribute disproportionately to air pollution around the Salt Lake Valley.

President Obama touts Minnesota pizza chain as example of higher wage success

The NRA opposes a "drastic increase" in the minimum wage, claiming it would limit opportunities for entry-level workers.

Bitter cold pushes natural gas prices to record highs

Wheat prices continue to drop, and Papa John's achieves lifetime high on Wall Street.

Is the Domino’s remodel mandate a response to fast casual? Kind of.

Fast casual pizza isn't 'just competition for pizza' brands, but for all restaurants, particularly during lunch.

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