The first full week of the dog days of August found most pizza brands wagging their tails, particularly Domino's and Papa John's, which saw bumps in value over the trading week. They weren't enough for Domino's to recover what it lost the previous week, however.
The owners of Brazilian Bowl based in Lakeview, Illinois; Toronto's Street Shak Caribbean Kitchen and Capitol Melts, based in Albany, New York, will pitch their concepts to attendees and a panel of advisers at the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit.
The news in pizza stocks last week was Domino's. The brand watched its stock do a peregrine falcon-style dive Tuesday, dropping 8 percent from the previous day's close.
Given the reality of fewer young employees in the work force, the only options are to recruit more from other age groups or be more successful recruiting younger employees.
It was an especially nice week for pizza stocks, with all four brands monitored here showing healthy gains over the course of the trading week.
Building a successful brand has three parts: storytelling, club making and country building, according to a branding expert at the National Restaurant Show.
The Halal Guys Marketing Director Andrew Eck related valuable information in the hour-long session, including three principles that he said brands must keep in mind in their loyalty program creation.
For pizza operators, last week was a grab-bag of results on the commodities and stock markets, where prices paid for public brands and essential operational ingredients experienced ups and downs relative to their individual markets.
It was a relatively uneventful week in commodity and pizza stock trading with only moderate gains or losses on either front, suggesting that a lot of traders like to build summer vacations around the long Independence Day holiday, too.
Brands with the most loyal and committed customers know you only earn super-loyalty when you participate in customers' lives, says veteran marketing guru, Norty Cohen.
The substantial investment is the combined effort of Acacia Research Corporation, Match Robotics VC, and a number of undisclosed strategic investors.
Companies need to do their research, and management has to be supportive for technology initiatives to succeed.
Il Primo Pizza & Wings in Richmond, Texas has proven that a food truck can do a lot to promote a brick-and-mortar restaurant, and that there are significant operational synergies between the two sales venues.
The Halal Guys have had enormous success with their well-researched loyalty program, which the brand's leadership with share with our readers during a July 13 webinar.
It was a good trading week for all but one pizza brand, while all pizza operators got a break last week on cheese and gas prices.
Can consumers really see your brand? Do they really see how you're "being transparent" about your ingredients, their sources and quality? This free webinar gives expert advice on what restaurants must make clear today to build their customer base for tomorrow.
Managing employees is a major aspect that new franchisees often don’t realize or prepare for when signing a franchise agreement. That, and the fact that running your own shop means dozens of daily decisions, are big eye openers.
As the restaurant industry continues to bask in the big-dollar benefits of online ordering, two new studies shed light on best practices when it comes to online ordering and third-party delivery as well as overall customer experience.
Attorney Brian Schnell of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP offers up advice and tips on how potential franchise operators and franchisors can sidestep common disputes before the arguments move toward a court setting. Good communication and clear expectations are key.
Last week was another disappointing one for pizza brands on the stock exchange, with many continuing to lose value in the markets.