S.A. Whitehead
Award-winning veteran print and broadcast journalist, Shelly Whitehead, has spent most of the last 30 years reporting for TV and newspapers, including the former Kentucky and Cincinnati Post and a number of network news affiliates nationally. She brings her cumulative experience as a multimedia storyteller and video producer to the web-based pages of Pizzamarketplace.com and QSRweb.com after a lifelong “love affair” with reporting the stories behind the businesses that make our world go ‘round. Ms. Whitehead is driven to find and share news of the many professional passions people take to work with them every day in the pizza and quick-service restaurant industry. She is particularly interested in the growing role of sustainable agriculture and nutrition in food service worldwide and is always ready to move on great story ideas and news tips.

London Summit: Coyote Ugly's key considerations before taking on the world

Coyote Ugly has learned to speak a lot of different languages along its path to global growth. Here, one of the chain's leaders shares the key elements for any brand to consider before setting off on a worldwide trek.

Commodities: Ups, downs and everything in between last week

On the commodities market last week, prices were a grab-bag of variations, depending on things like quality, variety and geographic location.

'The Franchise Handbook' author says innovation is path to restaurant royalty

"The Franchise Handbook" author Carl Reader tells London audience that innovation sets the winners apart from the others in today's restaurant business.

Commodities: Domino's recovers ... some

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.

Commodities: Domino's definitely do fall ... and fast

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.

Chipotle and the 'elephant in the dining room'

The restaurant industry and its players are exhaling today after news that Chipotle might be able to overcome its food safety woes of last week and the previous two years. But are we missing a much bigger point in these food safety issues with a once-leading brand?

Commodities: Markets yield midsummer merriment for pizza brands

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.

Webinar: The Halal Guys shares 3 loyalty lessons with big pay-offs

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.

It’s a jungle out there, all right, and its name is Amazon

There may never be a more fitting name than that of Amazon, the mega online retailer that has come to demonstrate what the term “It’s a jungle out there” really means when referring to the ruthlessness of the business world. And now the food service industry is seeing firsthand how Amazon institutes the "law of the jungle."

Commodities: Last week was 'all mixed up'

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.

Domino's moo-ves in to milk some action from 'Cow Appreciation' events

What do you do when a competitor has a really good annual promotion that they thought of first? If you're Domino's, you apparently tell the competition to "moo-ve" over. Such is the case today, as Domino's QSR competitor Chick-fil-A celebrates...

Commodities: Holiday makes for a mild mid-summer trading week

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.

Be my 'bBff': Marketing guru says best brands 'participate' in diners' lives

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.

Free smartphones, campground delivery among pizza promos for Independence Day

Independence Day weekend beckons, and some have clearly pulled out all the wheel chocks to pull in new and returning customers.

The Halal Guys loyalty story to headline July 13 webinar

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.

Restaurateur confusion grows as wage increase whirlwind blows through industry

Like similar measures that have already taken effect in New York and the Pacific Northwest, the one taking place in Southern California is hitting a lot of restaurateurs' bottom lines and causing more than a little confusion, sending some to seek expert help.

Surprise! Readiness tips for times when bad news lands on your doorstep

On any day of the week, any brand in the world can get sucked into the vortex of a negative news event. Read on for tips from a PR veteran and longtime journalist on preparing for and responding to such events to "control the bleeding."

Commodities: Gas, cheese and trading prices play nice with most brands

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.

Free Webinar: How to get your brand all wrapped up in that 'transparency thing'

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.

New studies show restaurant 'do's and don'ts' of online ordering, delivery

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.

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