Urban Bricks uses great gadgetry to grow the bottom line

Urban Bricks uses great gadgetry to grow the bottom line

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.

Who is the 2018 pizza customer? Trend lists speak volumes

Who is the 2018 pizza customer? Trend lists speak volumes

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.

Positioning POS for an ever-more-competitive future

Positioning POS for an ever-more-competitive future

I believe point-of-sale must catch up with point-of-ordering, and the companies that do this well will win hearts, minds, and market share.

What really rocks 'em in food-centric social media? These top 7 2017 campaigns give clues

What really rocks 'em in food-centric social media? These top 7 2017 campaigns give clues

From Wendy's to Coke, check out seven foodservice companies that won the internet this year.

3 game-changing digital menu board decisions for QSR leaders

3 game-changing digital menu board decisions for QSR leaders

Digital menu boards can be marketing dynamite for a well-run QSR, but only if leadership makes wise decisions around these 3 key components of the system chosen for their brands.

Commodities: 'Dear Santa, please put some oomph in my stock price!'

Commodities: 'Dear Santa, please put some oomph in my stock price!'

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.

KFC's monster-sized miniature weekend media score

KFC's monster-sized miniature weekend media score

It’s just a tiny story, but KFC made big news with the opening of its Portland, Oregon, mini restaurant Saturday, which now has managed to generate stories across the globe from major news outlets. Of course, we are talking about...

A pizza social media manager's guide to 'taming the online beast'

A pizza social media manager's guide to 'taming the online beast'

Social media management may be this century's true school of hard knocks, but those who oversee this task at three fast casual brands had some great pointers on how to help your brand and franchisees stay 'cool' under even the most sweltering online conditions.

Pizza restaurateurs: Is it time to make way for more meatless pizzas?

Pizza restaurateurs: Is it time to make way for more meatless pizzas?

With so many pizza brands now offering some form of build-your-own pies, the "meat-conscious" customer has always had some options, whether they be going strictly all cheese or adding any combination of vegetables, fruits and even now, a few crickets...

Commodities: What goes up must come down

Commodities: What goes up must come down

The nice uptick in stock market prices for most brands two weeks ago was all but erased  last week in trading of some of the major pizza stocks.

Pointers for pizza restaurateurs on profitable design

Pointers for pizza restaurateurs on profitable design

In the pizza restaurateur's playbook, design seems pretty cut and dried, with big ovens, often lots of brick and an overall "constructive" atmosphere. But that selling your strengths short, according to these design panel pros at this fall's Fast Casual Executive Summit.

World Heritage status for a pizza? It's done and the Neapolitan won

World Heritage status for a pizza? It's done and the Neapolitan won

Two million Italians can't be wrong. That's how many people signed the petition to add their prized Neapolitan pizza to UNESCO's list of the world's cultural treasures. Now, it's official, making the Neapolitan is an art.

Start-up tips for pizza leaders seeking restaurant management software

Start-up tips for pizza leaders seeking restaurant management software

Restaurant management software providers all often seem to be speaking the same language. But don't let that mislead you when you're seeking an RMS solution for your specific needs. Here's how to start that search on the right track so you end up reaching your destination.

Commodities: Nice week for most pizza brands

Commodities: Nice week for most pizza brands

It was a largely favorable week for pizza stocks, while commodity prices were mixed.

4 paths to data breach prevention

4 paths to data breach prevention

To prevent data breaches and strengthen payment security, restaurants should consider several key technologies on the market, including the latest developments in payment solutions.

Pieology CEO on the art of experimenting with live-action customer experience

Pieology CEO on the art of experimenting with live-action customer experience

Data drives today's restaurateur, and Pieology has taken that idea to a new and lively level at its R&D location in California.

Commodities: A tale of 2 papas

Commodities: A tale of 2 papas

A short trading week still revealed plenty about the current restaurant pizza market in the popularity, or lack thereof, of two brands with different approaches to their customers' needs.

The pizza restaurateur's financial forecast? Mostly 'cloud-y' ... but in a good way

The pizza restaurateur's financial forecast? Mostly 'cloud-y' ... but in a good way

There's a cloud hanging over the world's pizza restaurant, but in this case, that's a good thing because this is the kind of cloud that allows pizza restaurateurs to retrieve all those increasingly important technological resources needed to run businesses...

Blaze, Beefsteak, McAlister's chefs on the 3 legs that support great menu innovation

Blaze, Beefsteak, McAlister's chefs on the 3 legs that support great menu innovation

The world for chefs at pizza brands typically must fit in a circular, crusted pie, but within those confines, there's plenty of room for creativity. But as was learned at the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit in Nashville last month, no matter how great an item tastes, it has to be supported by at least three main goals.

Chuck E. Cheese: Where a parent can (finally) be a parent

Chuck E. Cheese: Where a parent can (finally) be a parent

Fast Casual Editor Cherryh Cansler — aka Lincoln's mom — heads to the brand new Chuck E. Cheese in Kansas City to find things have really changed ... and for the better, in the mind of the millennial mom.

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