Commodities: A mostly profitable week for pizza restaurateurs

The cheese stands alone as the sole item to go up in price last week. On top of that good news for pizza restaurateurs,all but one of the stocks QSRweb.com monitors gained in value last week.

The Instagram advantage: Seven rules for putting this super-visual tool to work for you

Pictures and words and great hashtags — that's the world of Instagram. It's a world restaurateurs must know to engage today's customers. Here are some pointers.

Six ways your restaurant's reputation is affecting your online orders

As technology makes it easier for your customers to order online, it also makes it more important than ever to manage your restaurant's reputation.

More please! Hungry American business people increase spending on food

American workers are clearly hungry. And today, another report from the business dining sector shows just how ravenous we are when we're on the road or just entertaining clients in town.

New report predicts the road ahead for food service market

A new analysis of the food service industry by Technavio shows that over the next four years the food service industry will grow almost 3½ percent overall largely due to a whole lot of action in the market around the fast casual restaurant sector, according to a news release.

Commodities: Markets fluctuating, pizza stocks down

Pizza commodities were a mixed bag of good and bad news last week.

Where in the restaurant world will Pokemon GO, go?

Computer code rarely lies, and the computer code inside  the Pokemon Go game for mobile devices indicates that the Niantic Labs product already has  McDonald's deeply embedded inside it. If it's true, McDonald's isn't ready to talk about it yet, though.

Boo(ze)-hoo! Restaurant liquor sales fall for 3rd straight year

A new industry report shows that on-premises alcohol sales have dropped again, and the cause might just surprise you.

How can a 3D-printed pizza change the world?

Yes, 3D printed pizzas are pretty cool, but talk to the people behind this food-printing robot and you will find it could also be a real life-changing addition to the world for people with disabilities, impairments or even lack of cooking skills.

80-year-old yeast + 3D printer = instant pizza satisfaction

Hold on to your rolling pins, pizza restaurateurs – things are about to get a little weird. That's because today the world's first 3D pizza printing company, BeeHex, Inc. announced it has teamed up with Ribalta Neopolitan Restaurant Executive Chef Pasquale Cozzolino to make a 60-second 3D printed pie.

Home delivery: Why it's worth a thought now more than ever

Are you leaving lots of potential business on the table in your customers' kitchens? You are if you haven't at least considered the very real possibility that now exists for all restaurants to deliver to customers' homes.

Minsky's 40th anniversary a prime example of accomplishing a lot through one event

Midwestern gourmet pizza chain Minsky's got maximum promotional punch out of its 40th anniversary celebration with a campaign that not only permeated social media and did some good for communities around its Missouri and Kansas locations, but also connected customers to the chain in innovative ways.

Menu-labeling enforcement: Lessons learned from Subway

Nearly 20 years ago, Subway led the charge to put nutritional information about its menu items out in the open. With the May 2017 deadline fast approaching for all restaurants to comply with regulations requiring similar labeling, we sat down with Subway's global dietitian to learn some tips and tricks.

Amazon "primes" the pump to play major role in restaurant delivery

It's called Prime Day and Amazon clearly sees it as a prime opportunity to make a major entry into the restaurant delivery business.

Innovative Upstarts Part 4 - Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes shakes up the burger business with a burger for EVERYbody

Whether customers eat meat, poultry or only vegetables, Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes wants them all in its fold of followers.

Innovative Upstarts Part 3 — Slim Chickens finds chicken biz is anything BUT slim pickings

In the hotly contested chicken sector of food service, one relatively new player is showing competitors how it's done, increasing sales by 50 percent last year over 2014, and prompting its customers to claim that it's nothing short of "life-changing chicken."

Commodities: Savings to be had on gas, wheat

Cheese prices continued their ascent on the commodities market last week, but there were savings to be had on most other restaurant necessities.

Seeking a source of new summer business? Reach out to all those smartphone-addicted travelers

We love our smartphones. We love them so much that, according to a new poll, they are our favorite place to spend time while on vacation.

Innovative Upstarts Part 2 - Toppers: A cocky brand that dares to take on the big pizza guys

Scrappy anti-corporate brand, Toppers Pizza, is almost daily delivering a box full of attitude to the older more iconic pie-makers in this sector.

Innovative upstarts: In the sandwich category, Which Wich has it 'in the bag' (Part 1)

When Jeff Sinelli founded his Which Wich sandwich chain, it was probably destined to have something a little offbeat about it after his success with a relatively unusual concept in his former chain, Genghis Grill. That kind of innovation is where we started our questioning with Sinelli.

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