Shelly 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.

Trumpcare yanked before vote, Affordable Care Act remains ... for now

Trumpcare was pulled from consideration in a vote by Congress this afternoon, despite an ultimatum from the president last night to vote on the measure. For now, the Affordable Care Act, remains with plenty of questions about what's next on this front being asked by restaurant leaders and employees.

Commodities: Little in way of luck o' Irish for pizza stocks

The lucky leprechauns of St. Patrick's Day appear to have leaped right over pizza restaurateurs last week, after five days of relatively little to celebrate on the commodities and stock markets in the way of prices.

Reader Poll: Restaurant confrontations - are they happening more often?

The news is filled with a constant flow of incidents demonstrating the worst in human behavior often happening at the chains this website's readers oversee. It appears to be increasing, but is that the case and if so, why?

Stay solid: Join the movement to add 'e' to Pi Day

Enough of this obscure 3.14 math stuff. Join restaurateurs everywhere to make this day about the real "pie" — the one dripping with cheese on a steamy crust.

Commodities: Let's just pretend last week didn't happen

It was an unfriendly week for pizza stocks last week, and commodity prices for those in the pizza game didn't provide much help either.

The plant-based burger that 'bleeds' like rare beef

It bleeds on the plate like a rare-cooked beef burger, tastes like a patty of ground beef but is produced with a mere sliver of the resources used to produce cow-based meat. It's the Impossible burger and it makes its chain debut today.

Commodities: News of consumers staying home pushes dine-in brands off cliff

The cause-and-effect relationship of market data studies is rarely displayed as clearly as it was in pizza trading last week after the mid-week news of a new NPD Group study that found a growing number of consumers are eating at home these days.

Commodities: Mostly positive week for all but Papa Murphy's

Last week's stock market and commodities trading action was relatively positive for most pizza brands, which grew in value in overall trading and had some good news in the price paid for oft-used commodities like cheese.

Research: Domino's living up to its promise to 'not suck'

Domino's might be stealing market share away from rivals in both the pizza sector and among large quick-service chains.

New player rolling into foodservice news universe

On April 1, a whole new foodservice business website hits the online world to cover everything about the growing food truck industry worldwide.

Commodities: Markets show pizza some love

As we approach the annual day of love this week, traders were obviously getting in the mood last week toward pizza stocks, which got a nice bounce in value over last week with regard to the four brands monitored by this site.

Happy Pizza Day ... particularly you, Texas, Michigan

Pizza Marketplace wishes you a Happy Pizza Day. And just for kicks, we thought we'd share a little list that Welcomemat Services sent our way about which towns' residents redeemed the most free Welcomemat pizza gifts over the last year when Texas and Michigan showed a special fondness for the pies.

And the bride wore … pepperoni?

Long white dress. Bouquets of exotic flowers.

Commodities: Heavy trading week brings a mixed bag of results

In last week's heavy trading, pizza stocks and pizza commodities were all headed in different directions as far as overall value is concerned.

Pizza Hut puts the PJs back in pizza night

Pizza and PJs just go together, and in the U.K. Pizza Hut is making that perfectly acceptable, even if diners choose dining out over delivery. This week, the brand's Manchester-area restaurants opened in-restaurant "pajama-safe zones," so customers can stay comfy...

3 brands discuss sweating out Super Bowl's 'super Busy-ness'

Across the U.S. this pre-Super Bowl week, restaurant owners, employees and vendors are probably popping extra vitamins — maybe even carb-loading a little in anticipation of the monumental demands coming Sunday. Here three brands relay the worries, the work and the potential wealth at stake.

Big brands hoping to score with a variety of marketing tactics on Super Bowl Sunday

Brands will fight for their piece of the pie on what the USDA describes as the  No. 2 food holiday of the year. Fifteen percent —  or about 48 million people — will place some type of food order.

Commodities: Stock values rebound, supply prices flatten

The bottom line improved last week for pizza restaurateurs as stock prices for four major brands rebounded in value, and commodity prices overall either fell or remained flat.

Gutting the 'gut feelings' from hiring: 2 restaurant companies' $40M story

Who knew technology could help restaurateurs get the right human touch tableside? Two large restaurant companies tell their highly profitable story.

Seizing the media opp: Tricky, but potentially very rewarding

Brand promotional opportunities are everywhere for the restaurant industry, and there may be no better examples of that than two national news events this week that two very different brands used to their great advantage.

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