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After spiking to $2.45 in mid-September, cheese prices plummeted last week, dropping as low as $2.15.
The company spent three years testing ingredients, operations and ovens, and has experienced a sizable comp lift since adding pizza to its brand positioning.
Pizza Hut is aiming to have 15 to 20 Slice Bars open in the US by the end of this year.
The word 'fresh' is the most powerful driver of menus because it has a connotation that it is real food being served.
Cutting costs by creating limited time offers or new menu items that scale down the serving of animal protein could be interesting to test with consumers.
Restaurants can sell snacks at premium profit margins and can be more exciting for guests than the traditional core menu.
Last week's stock market saw lower prices for gasoline and diesel fuel, with natural gas remaining stable and wheat and cheese on the rise.
Pizza shares generally rose this past week with Domino's Pizza and Pizza Inn outshining competitors at a $2.49 and 43 cent leap, respectively.
Mazzio’s added a jalapeno stuffed crust pizza to its new menu platform.
Sriracha, according to CCD Innovation, is in 2014 what chipotle was in 2009.
Some pizza operators are committed to breakfast because it is a sales additive with few additions to fixed overhead costs.
Pierre Panos expects a ‘shakeout’ in the fast casual pizza subsegment.
From menu rollouts to marketing campaigns, some concepts are in the spirit.
Food quality now trumps location convenience for restaurant consumers.
'If you can pronounce the ingredients, it's probably good for you,' said Cynthia Harriman, director at Oldways and The Whole Grain Council.
Kids also want more healthful options from restaurants.
The new Louisville, Ky., location will be ‘overstaffed’ to ensure guests are taken care of ‘no matter what.’
Brands’ innovation processes should be influenced directly by consumer feedback.
Well-engineered menus sell higher gross profit items that satisfy the consumer and add incremental gross profit dollars to the restaurant operator.
Carryout concepts are in step with consumers' time-pressed demands and startup costs are lower than traditional units.
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