Pizza Marketplace 2012 Top 100 Movers & Shakers

PizzaMarketplace.com's inaugural review of the restaurant segment's Top 100 movers and shakers takes a look at the brands, people and trends leading the industry.

Type: Special Report

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Digital Transformation Means Business

Digital technologies are helping leading QSR and fast casual brands engage their customers in new and innovative ways – improving the customer experience while gaining productivity and efficiency.

Type: Mini-Guide

Sponsor: Acrelec - formerly Hyperactive Technologies




HotSchedules Helps Quick Service Franchisee Group Save X3 in Labor Costs

West coast quick service group found structure and savings with HotSchedules employee scheduling software and HotSchedules Logbook.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: HotSchedules


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FEATURES


Part One: A new restaurant sector pokes its way out of the shell in California

In this first of a three-part series, we take a closer look at the chain that claims it's inventing a new restaurant sector that combines speed and quality into an idea that some industry analysts say the market is clamoring for.

Is the honeymoon over for food trucks?

One expert predicts a slower rate of opening, but more innovation and higher quality cuisine based on consumer expectations.

What is the No. 1 reason for food truck failures?

A business plan will force you to plan ahead, think about the competition, formulate a marketing strategy, define your management structure and plan your financing.

Common food truck execution mistakes

The guiding menu principle is always to sell fewer items at higher margins - which will allow you to spend more time on operations execution and customer interfaces.

How food trucks started a retail revolution

Citing the success of the food truck segment, numerous retailers have launched retail trucks, selling everything from shoes to flowers.

Digital menu boards showing up on food trucks

Digital display used to display menu items and keep customers entertained with trivia and games.

NRA 2012: Coca-Cola healthy and smoothie beverage trends

Fastcasual.com speaks with Coca-Cola's Mark Rhode about the company's healthy beverage and smoothie product line and trends.


Pop-ups threaten food trucks

Pop-ups are morphing into a multipurpose tool, used to test concepts, market new brands, engage with a younger audience, or prove to landlords, lenders and investors that they are worth the risk.

Is your restaurant stuck in a monkey trap?

From switching out the décor to updating technology, restaurateurs must take chances to keep their business fresh.

Thoughts for 2012

Using words like artisanal, heirloom or sustainable will give you a marketing edge.

A broader look at pizza’s busy year

There were plenty of stories that stood out this year, and even more to look for in 2012.

Pizza Innovation: Small entrepreneurs and food trucks lead the way

Pizza cones, mobile wood-fired ovens are turning heads.

NRA 2011: Food Truck Spot doubles from inaugural year

Exhibitors discussed increase in leads and enthusiasm for the mobility segment.

Street food: Urban foraging

“Lilly, get over here – she just got that blue box from the garage, where are you?” Teddy yelled – she was always a bit bossy toward Lilly. And it wasn’t as if she had far to look as they lived together in a 24” x 30” space with a corner tarp for tunneling.

Commentary: Food trucks lead the way in culinary innovation

Independent food truck operators don't have to deal with corporate bureaucracy, but still get a full entrepreneurial experience.

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Food Trucks and the like on Pizza Marketplace.

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