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.
The "luck of the Irish" was very selective on the brands it blessed during St. Patrick's Day week.
Pi Day is here and that means not only deals, fun and even a little something serious.
Just as we reset all our clocks to "spring forward" over the weekend, pizza stocks also spent the last trading week moving up in value.
The annual changing of the seasons is beginning; for proof, look no further than the price of commodities.
All players were heading in their own directions in commodity and brand trading last week.
Noise and an inability to hear comprise the No. 1 complaint from diners about their in-restaurant experiences. One audiologist has created a tool to help businesses that want to be more "ear friendly" to the customers they serve.
It was a "bad news, good news" kind of week for most pizza restaurateurs, with some encouragement from gas prices which appear to be finally leveling out over the last month.
There wasn't a lot of love being shown toward pizza operators in either Wall Street or commodities trading last week. A largely business-hostile stock market sell-off preceded this week's annual celebration of love, Valentine's Day.
National Pizza Day deals are everywhere in Pizza-land today, from a free cauliflower pizza crust upgrade at California Pizza Kitchen, to a special "tribute" pizza creation from ice cream QSR, Baskin-Robbins, in the form of their brownie-crusted, ice cream-topped Sweetheart...
The U.S. House passage this week of the so-called "Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act" (H.R. 772) is either an attempt to water down previous menu-labeling measures set to take effect in May, or a break for restaurant operators, depending on your position in the foodservice industry.
The end-of-week stock market plummet Friday took no prisoners, capturing pizza brands as well in its value-depleting trend.
Pizza brand leaders give the down-low on of-the-moment dough, up-to-the-second sauces and top-trending toppings.
Though most pizza commodity prices are falling as of late, the steady rise in vehicle fuel costs is eating up the savings for the delivery-heavy pizza industry.
The Cincinnati Reds scored a home run with Apex Supply Chain technologies' "click-and-collect" foodservice system last season, paving the way for widespread use by restaurant concepts of all varieties.
Pizza stock prices have continued the steady rise that began in earnest in 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.