Commodities: Good news in gas prices, not-so-good news in stock prices

Commodities: Good news in gas prices, not-so-good news in stock prices

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.

Delivery driver pay: Is your brand federally compliant?

Delivery driver pay: Is your brand federally compliant?

Pizza restaurateurs who deliver face costly consequences if they are not FLSA-compliant.

Commodities: Heart-dropping pre-Valentine's Day losses for pizza brands in Wall Street sell-off

Commodities: Heart-dropping pre-Valentine's Day losses for pizza brands in Wall Street sell-off

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: 24 hours to wax poetic on the pie

National Pizza Day: 24 hours to wax poetic on the pie

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...

Sides being drawn on alternate menu-labeling plan passed by US House

Sides being drawn on alternate menu-labeling plan passed by US House

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.

3 winning ways to turn up the volume on your loyalty efforts

3 winning ways to turn up the volume on your loyalty efforts

Pizza brands of all ilk are investing time, cash and other resources into truly rewarding loyalty initiatives that prompt continued engagement. But, the prevalence of loyalty programs today demands innovative reward strategies that cut through the noise and build rapport with consumers.

Commodities: Patriots aren't the only ones licking their wounds today

Commodities: Patriots aren't the only ones licking their wounds today

The end-of-week stock market plummet Friday took no prisoners, capturing pizza brands as well in its value-depleting trend.

3 big pizza trends bring bigger pizza kitchen concerns

3 big pizza trends bring bigger pizza kitchen concerns

By Charlie Lewis Culinary Supply Chain Specialist/Consolidated Concepts The rate of change in foodservice has always been swift, but technology is propelling the pizza restaurateur's rocket forward today at a pace that challenges the speed of light. It's not just...

Restaurant tech: What pizza operators need now to woo today's customers

Restaurant tech: What pizza operators need now to woo today's customers

Your customers are a bit like very engaged parents: They have expectations. That is particularly true today when it comes to the tech your brand offers to stay engaged and to keep them coming back for more.

2018 pizza trends promise more 'exotic' pies

2018 pizza trends promise more 'exotic' pies

Pizza brand leaders give the down-low on of-the-moment dough, up-to-the-second sauces and top-trending toppings.

Commodities: Gas prices climb, Papa Murphy's value declines

Commodities: Gas prices climb, Papa Murphy's value declines

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.

C-Speak: Cincinnati Reds' success with food lockers paves way for restaurant uses

C-Speak: Cincinnati Reds' success with food lockers paves way for restaurant uses

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.

Points to ponder before 'playing around' with pizza payment

Points to ponder before 'playing around' with pizza payment

The payment landscape is changing rapidly and these three areas will help you prepare.

11 ways to implement predictive scheduling without killing your bottom line

11 ways to implement predictive scheduling without killing your bottom line

Not complying with predictive scheduling mandates can quickly add up to significant penalties.

Commodities: Up, up and up ... mostly

Commodities: Up, up and up ... mostly

Pizza stock prices have continued the steady rise that began in earnest in 2018.

NYC all-digital pizzeria does all-online ordering, all the time

NYC all-digital pizzeria does all-online ordering, all the time

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.

Commodities: Somebody must have hit replay ... but no complaints

Commodities: Somebody must have hit replay ... but no complaints

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.

7 ways tech can ease managers' employee management efforts

7 ways tech can ease managers' employee management efforts

Some forward-thinking brands are already using comprehensive workforce management solutions to automate time-consuming, error-prone efforts related to time and attendance, scheduling, leave management and other employee-facing processes.

Commodities: Stock prices pumped up, but pump prices siphon gains

Commodities: Stock prices pumped up, but pump prices siphon gains

Pizza brands did well as the market soared on Wall Street last week, but the highest New Year's pump prices since 2014 stole back some of the profits.

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Commodities: Good news in gas prices, not-so-good news in stock prices