There has long been a credo in advertising that great brands don't denigrate, they differentiate since some argue that when chains start taking shots at each other it never gets less demeaning in tone, only more so and ultimately damages the entire business sector. Is that where Wendy's recent twitter strategies are leading us? .
Many jurisdictions nationally may not yet have regulations mandating how restaurants can best keep customers free from allergens and other food safety threats. But restaurateurs should open their eyes to the fact that this type of on-staff expertise is fast becoming a business necessity.
The week before Easter found pizza operators with little to celebrate as stock values for the four brands monitored by this site continued their downward trend and there was little in the way of relief from the prices being paid for commodities.
Restaurants are doing their part to calm the masses with money-saving deals on Tuesday, the nation's day of shared tax-paying pain.
Even with the surprises that the AlixPartners diners' preferences poll has shown this week, in many ways it still all comes down to the fact that customers want it all and they want it as cheap as they can get it.
We are accepting entries for our third annual competition, The Perfect Pitch — aimed at owners of new fast casual concepts looking to pitch their brands to a room of potential investors and franchisees at the Summit. Nominations close June 2.
How is your brand coming across with potential and existing franchisees? If you aren't sure or don't have a well-crafted strategy based on proven best practices, join us for this free webinar, "Harnessing the power of a centralized franchise marketing strategy."
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Pie Five, Firehouse, First Watch,Pei Wei execs discuss 'the good, the bad and the ugly' of online reviews
A recent survey found that 61 percent of the dining public check online reviews before visiting a restaurant. How those reviews can help or hurt sales was a central theme at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit.
Overall, it was a fairly costly week for pizza operators' essential commodities, though ascending cheese prices returned to reality and the stock market reality was uncharacteristically harsh on Domino's value last week.
The upcoming June ICX Summit boasts top leaders in customer experience speaking on a range of topics from CX strategy to measuring customer experience return-on-investment
At least four chains have announced plans for major growth initiatives, proving that expansion is the order of the day in the pizza and quick-serve sectors.
A recent lawsuit on behalf of a blind customer against Eatsa, a restaurant that uses self-order kiosks, has put the kiosk industry in the spotlight.
Hot Heads Burritos founder, Ray Wiley, is on a roll again, this time with a fast pizza concept, called Rapid Fired. The chain has taken a regional approach to franchise growth, centered around Dayton, Ohio, which has turned out to be just the right place for a 180-second pizza place to call home.
In a world, where customers are demanding that restaurants use ethically produced, sustainable and healthful ingredients, supply chain management has grown in its importance. Here, two successful brands discuss how they learned to pay adequate respect to this side of their operations.
Attendees at the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in Dallas got down to business with fast insights in three key business management areas.
Mobile ordering is becoming a more prevalent channel that guests choose to interact with your restaurant for off-premise orders. Mobile promises to increase revenue and make the guest’s experience faster and more convenient.
Restaurants that play a carefully selected mix of music reflecting their cultures can increase sales by more than 9 percent, according to a 2016 study.
This four-part series explores the successes and challenges of the food truck industry, Food truck revenues have increased from $650 million in 2013 and should hit $2.7 billion this year.
Values of the brands monitored by Pizza Marketplace soared in last week's trading. And although that news was tempered somewhat by slightly higher commodity costs overall, after a series of weeks of falling stock values, most pizza restaurateurs are likely not complaining about their balance sheets.