Commodities: The good news about last week? It's over

Stock exchange trading last week was brutal for pizza brands, levying stupefying drops in value over the trading week, especially to Domino's. There was some good news though in commodities trading for pizza restaurateurs, thanks to drops in cheese, gas and natural gas prices.

Economic uncertainty and third-party delivery impact UK, US restaurants

Globalization has created opportunity for American brands in the U.K., where restaurants face many of the same challenges and opportunities as the U.S.

Restaurants realizing critical need for mobile payments and loyalty

If you want to get an idea about how important it's become for restaurants to have a sound mobile strategy in 2017, the large crowd that gathered to listen to a session about loyalty at the National Restaurant Association's annual trade show this past weekend in Chicago will give you an indication of what's at stake.

America's tastes today? Cauliflower on pizza; radishes as raw meat

With rapid-fire delivery and an upbeat attitude, menu analyst and Kruse Co. owner, Nancy Kruse, last week told a standing room only crowd at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago that these are rapidly changing times in food service, with a paradigm shift that is forcing restaurants to adapt or die.

From 'evergreen' refrigerators to teetering table-tamers, innovation everywhere at NRA show

The annual National Restaurant Association show in Chicago just wrapped up, but not before wowing visitors and restaurant buyers alike with many dozens of product and service debuts, including the handful included in this report from the Windy City's two-mile-long McCormick Center.

Leading restaurant recruiter on capturing and keeping those game-changing employees (Part 2 OF 2)

In this second part of this series on the importance of hiring innovators, we talk to recruitment and hiring company, Outmatch, for advice on how to attract and identify these types of game-changing employees in your applicant pool.

CONNECT Summit to tackle mobile technology's impact on restaurants, retail

Jayson Tipp, Nikki Baird among the keynote speakers for the fourth annual executive event.

Leaders of Fazoli's, Saladworks, Fresh Brothers Pizza, Grimaldi's, Focus Brands: 'Change is coming'

The sands are shifting almost daily and almost on every front: That's the verdict from five restaurant industry leaders who shared their views Monday on the state of the industry at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago Saturday.

Commodities: Supply prices up, pizza stocks mixed

Most pizza commodities rose in price last week.

Heads up: Here come 92 million Mother's Day revelers

Two out of every five Americans will dining out this Sunday, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Drink it in: The growing importance of beverages on the bottom line

Execs from Coca-Cola Company, Krystal Company and S&D Coffee & Tea predict the year's coming beverage trends.

Commodities: Pizza stocks up + gas prices down = Frown inversion

Fuel prices are finally falling,  while all four stocks monitored here are gaining.

What do execs from Pizza Hut UK, Freshii GB, Crepeaffaire, Farmstand and Caliburger have in common?

Answer: They are all speaking at this year's Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit, being held July 18-20 in London.

'Do you deliver ... profits?' This webinar does

Mastering delivery isn't easy, but this free May 18 webinar is a great place to learn how to re-ignite your program.

Special Report: 'tipping point' on the way for restaurant self-serve kiosks

A special report explores the growing interest by restaurants in self order kiosks. While determining return on investment poses challenges, the market is changing and restaurants must consider their options.

How blockchain technology brings new efficiencies and transparency to the food supply chain

A blockchain allows anyone with access to its electronic ledger to track what went into a product and who handled it along the way. This transparency is especially relevant to food supply chains, given the geographic expansion of these supply chains in recent years and the amount of data companies track.

Commodities: Gas prices stabilize, Papa Murphy's takes hit

It was mostly good news for pizza restaurateurs on the markets last week, unless you operate under the Papa Murphy's sign, where stock values took a tumble last week.

Future franchisees are watching: What do they see in you?

Three restaurant industry leaders talk about branding strategy when it comes to the essential task of drawing franchisees in for business.

Rapid Fired Pizza adds 175 restaurants, 4 states, 2 franchising veterans

Rapid Fired Pizza is living up to its name today, announcing that it has signed two area development agreements with a pair of restaurant industry veterans who will open 175 restaurants in four new states, according to a pair of news releases.

What's the state of the fast casual industry?

The 2017 State of the Industry report polled more than 250 operators on their businesses to uncover the year's top trends.

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