Commodities: Up, up and up ... mostly

Commodities: Up, up and up ... mostly

Pizza stock prices have continued the steady rise that began in earnest in 2018.

NYC all-digital pizzeria does all-online ordering, all the time

NYC all-digital pizzeria does all-online ordering, all the time

Newly opened Long Island City Pizza Factory is planting a flag, claiming it is the world's first "full-digital pizzeria," an accomplishment its owners hope will give it a direct connection right into customer hearts.

Commodities: Somebody must have hit replay ... but no complaints

Commodities: Somebody must have hit replay ... but no complaints

It was another nice week of pizza stock trading and largely lower commodity prices last week, almost an exact replay of the previous week's financial stats.

Commodities: Stock prices pumped up, but pump prices siphon gains

Commodities: Stock prices pumped up, but pump prices siphon gains

Pizza brands did well as the market soared on Wall Street last week, but the highest New Year's pump prices since 2014 stole back some of the profits.

Urban Bricks uses great gadgetry to grow the bottom line

Urban Bricks uses great gadgetry to grow the bottom line

No one would dispute that the pizza game is one of the most competitive in food service. That's one reason Urban Bricks invests in some useful and creative gadgets to help grow its bottom line.

Who is the 2018 pizza customer? Trend lists speak volumes

Who is the 2018 pizza customer? Trend lists speak volumes

Restaurateurs have been inundated with so-called trends lists for the year ahead over the last three months. This site reviewed some of the major lists and the research behind them to establish four key things to know about your customers in the year ahead.

Commodities: 'Dear Santa, please put some oomph in my stock price!'

Commodities: 'Dear Santa, please put some oomph in my stock price!'

Some pizza brands might be firing off a letter to Santa this week before Christmas in one last effort to make something magical happen to their stock prices.

A pizza social media manager's guide to 'taming the online beast'

A pizza social media manager's guide to 'taming the online beast'

Social media management may be this century's true school of hard knocks, but those who oversee this task at three fast casual brands had some great pointers on how to help your brand and franchisees stay 'cool' under even the most sweltering online conditions.

Commodities: What goes up must come down

Commodities: What goes up must come down

The nice uptick in stock market prices for most brands two weeks ago was all but erased  last week in trading of some of the major pizza stocks.

Pointers for pizza restaurateurs on profitable design

Pointers for pizza restaurateurs on profitable design

In the pizza restaurateur's playbook, design seems pretty cut and dried, with big ovens, often lots of brick and an overall "constructive" atmosphere. But that selling your strengths short, according to these design panel pros at this fall's Fast Casual Executive Summit.

World Heritage status for a pizza? It's done and the Neapolitan won

World Heritage status for a pizza? It's done and the Neapolitan won

Two million Italians can't be wrong. That's how many people signed the petition to add their prized Neapolitan pizza to UNESCO's list of the world's cultural treasures. Now, it's official, making the Neapolitan is an art.

Commodities: Nice week for most pizza brands

Commodities: Nice week for most pizza brands

It was a largely favorable week for pizza stocks, while commodity prices were mixed.

Pieology CEO on the art of experimenting with live-action customer experience

Pieology CEO on the art of experimenting with live-action customer experience

Data drives today's restaurateur, and Pieology has taken that idea to a new and lively level at its R&D location in California.

Commodities: A tale of 2 papas

Commodities: A tale of 2 papas

A short trading week still revealed plenty about the current restaurant pizza market in the popularity, or lack thereof, of two brands with different approaches to their customers' needs.

Blaze, Beefsteak, McAlister's chefs on the 3 legs that support great menu innovation

Blaze, Beefsteak, McAlister's chefs on the 3 legs that support great menu innovation

The world for chefs at pizza brands typically must fit in a circular, crusted pie, but within those confines, there's plenty of room for creativity. But as was learned at the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit in Nashville last month, no matter how great an item tastes, it has to be supported by at least three main goals.

Chuck E. Cheese: Where a parent can (finally) be a parent

Chuck E. Cheese: Where a parent can (finally) be a parent

Fast Casual Editor Cherryh Cansler — aka Lincoln's mom — heads to the brand new Chuck E. Cheese in Kansas City to find things have really changed ... and for the better, in the mind of the millennial mom.

Commodities: Papa John’s gets another scoop of 'Rocky Road'

Commodities: Papa John’s gets another scoop of 'Rocky Road'

With prices falling on many essentials, it was a fairly good week for pizza brands ... unless your name is Papa John's.

Free webinar teaches restaurants how to make training literally pay

Free webinar teaches restaurants how to make training literally pay

Training may be one of the restaurant industry's most overlooked ways to gain a competitive edge. This free webinar explains precisely how your brand can not only take heed of that fact, but do something potentially profit-producing about it.

KFC Ad Director's Restaurant Franchising and Innovation keynote keys in on 'keepin' it fresh'

KFC Ad Director's Restaurant Franchising and Innovation keynote keys in on 'keepin' it fresh'

Keeping marketing efforts of all kinds fresh for every age of consumer is critical to brand success, but not an easy thing to accomplish. This year's keynote speaker at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Louisville, April 9-11 has mastered it in his role as KFC Director of Advertising.

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