How corn affects food prices

Corn prices were up 13 percent in the first six weeks of 2014 which will adversely affect the price of many of the foods you stock in your restaurant.

Papa John’s franchisee: Trying to be everything to everyone is a bad strategy

Pierre Panos expects a ‘shakeout’ in the fast casual pizza subsegment.

A framework for measuring and monitoring mobile app loyalty

Even the most loyal customer evaluates every touch point and interaction with a business.

Gas prices hit 6-year highs over holiday weekend

Public pizza company stocks ride the positive jobs report.

Navigating the new food codes: Part 1

Operators need to know the 8 major allergens and the best practices surrounding the use of separate containers and preparation methods designed to prevent cross-contact.

Restaurants fire up promos for Fourth of July holiday

From menu rollouts to marketing campaigns, some concepts are in the spirit.

Consumer Reports: Low chain restaurant scores should be a ‘wake-up call’

Food quality now trumps location convenience for restaurant consumers.

Rethinking an IPO in a seller’s market

Going public means being prepared for much greater transparency and accountability in business operations.

The perks of using cloud technology in your restaurant

Anthony Lye, chief product officer at Red Book Connect, also shares his thoughts on how the Millennial Generation will affect the workforce.

Wheat prices remain solidly below $7

Pizza Hut parent company hits another fresh 52-week high last week.

The (half) year in review for the pizza segment

Digital ordering should make up more than half of sales for the bigger brands within the next year.

Reward and loyalty programs for your catering customers

Provide your customers with the option to select which program they prefer.

Millennials want more than brand familiarity

Younger consumers are willing to pay extra for products from companies with positive social, environmental impacts.

LevelUp: Consumers increase spending with iBeacon technology

Experts don't believe BLE should be a replacement for current emerging technologies such as NFC or EMV, but rather complement the in-restaurant experience.

How Pie Five expanded using local marketing strategies

The brand examines sales and coupons to find out what works, and also leverages word-of-mouth messaging from loyal customers.

Reliable transportation: What does that mean for hourly workers?

If you’re located in a bike-friendly city, make sure to let seekers know and you may attract new faces.

All eyes on Iraq as gas prices rise

Yum! Brands reach a fresh 52-week high on Friday.

Mobile apps are restaurant marketing’s future, not mobile websites

Apps must provide significant value and engagement to users, not just routes to ads or videos or other low-value ends.

Exploring the role of whole grains in the food industry

'If you can pronounce the ingredients, it's probably good for you,' said Cynthia Harriman, director at Oldways and The Whole Grain Council.

5 ways to ramp up your restaurant's customer service

Customers are now much more likely to make a comment about your business via social media where they can either gloat or vent their frustrations to an audience, so enable them.

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