Commodity prices were truly a mixed bag this week with the cost of some of the most commonly used items in pizza restaurant operation truly varied, although the overall high value of the dollar has helped.
Charcoal, heavy fats and lots of bubbles may not sound like they belong on 2017's list of menu trends, but the Canadian food-centric marketing consultancy, THP, said its research shows otherwise.
Entice and capture millennials and you simultaneously attract the larger overall audience. That's why restaurants need mobile payments and loyalty programs now.
You can invest in the best digital technology, but you'll only be getting mediocre results unless you employ techniques like the six hacks explained in this article.
Tech may be all the talk, but one of the lowest tech approaches to promoting your brand, direct mail, is still not only effective but competitive with most anything digital is doing.
Figuring out supply chain problems has a new urgency and importance today that might not have existed just three years ago. Here from the Fast Casual Summit last month, seven key steps to supply chain heaven.
With the big question answered on the next U.S. president, the good news is the pizza commodities market remained relatively stable. Most prices for commodities dropped slightly over the week, while pizza stock prices were mostly up.
Invest an hour of time in the free webinar, Pilot Testing Restaurant Digital Signage: The Only Way to Fly. It's chock-full of checklists, proven testing rules and a discussion with one brand about the lessons its leadership learned through testing for a signage system that has been game-changing for that chain.
As restaurants prepare to serve hungry holiday crowds, restaurant managers also prepare to welcome a wave of seasonal employees. It's critical that restaurant locations across any brand's system know the best ways to welcome and onboard these seasonal holiday workers.
By Stuart Armstrong/ ComQi Group President For many working in food service today, their work is strictly a "job," not a career. That fact is proven in the industry's employee turnover rates alone, with a typical fast-food restaurant fully replacing its entire staff of employees annually.
By Stuart Armstrong/ ComQi Group President When it comes to selecting a digital signage system and software for your food service operation, some features really should not be compromised. The fact is that every restaurant is different and has some...
It's quite a week to be an American with tomorrow's presidential election and Friday's celebration of Veterans Day. Many restaurant brands are playing up this patriotic time with special promotions to honor both days.
By Stuart Armstrong/ ComQi Group President The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Menu Labeling Requirement Act goes into effect May 5, promising to put huge pressures on restaurants with 20 or more locations, who must comply with federal rules to feature both calorie counts and other nutritional information on their menus.
With one day to go before a potentially game-changing presidential election, pizza stocks echoed the country's overall trepidation and commodity prices were no real pick-me-upper, either.
Good news came this morning in the form of a new report on the global pizza market for the next three years. Technavio's latest research shows that the market will grow at a CAGR of 3 percent through 2020.
Is the avocado shortage still on? The answer, it seems, depends on who you ask and what news source you rely on.
Tim Tang of Hughes interviewed Douglas Kwong, Digital Director of Cicis Pizza at the 2016 CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit, about how the chain uses digital marketing to delight its customers.
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Are you leaving money on the table? Learn how to turn your POS into a money-producing machine for what some analysts believe is a coming restaurant recession.
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