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Leveraging technology to manage restaurant labor costs

Leveraging technology to manage restaurant labor costs

Labor can make or break a restaurant, being the one variable that exists in all facets of a restaurant’s core functionality and a top concern among managers and owners, according to Restaurant Resource Group.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SynergySuite


4 tasks that kitchen robots should take over

4 tasks that kitchen robots should take over

Advances in robotics technology are helping commercial kitchen workers be more effective and efficient in several key areas.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: FastCasual.com


4 menu trends fast casual operators should master

4 menu trends fast casual operators should master

These four trends are continuing to grow in popularity, and here’s how and why you should play with them on your menu.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: FastCasual.com


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Papa John's stock value spikes to near 52-week high

Papa John's stock value spikes to near 52-week high

Love was definitely in the air on the Nasdaq Friday, where Papa John's saw its price spike at one point to nearly its highest level in the past 52 weeks. And the New York Stock Exchange was also pretty lovey-dovey Valentine's Day, where both Domino's and Pizza Hut parent, Yum Brands, saw some gains.

How do I love thee? Increasingly ... with a pizza dough heart

How do I love thee? Increasingly ... with a pizza dough heart

By the end of today, pizza restaurateurs everywhere will be seeing hearts in their dreams after spending most of these 24 hours — otherwise known as Valentine's Day — churning out pies of the same shape ad infinitem. Yep, chocolate hearts have had their day. Say hello to "Happy Valentine-shaped Pizza Day."

The pizzeria winter doldrums sales stimulation tipsheet

The pizzeria winter doldrums sales stimulation tipsheet

While Valentines Day later this week will pick up sales at many pizza brands, there are still the other 364 days of the year that sales must be sustained. Read on for some great ideas on stimulating business even in the doldrums of a cold, cold February night.

Moving from pizza to pistachio doughnuts: Chicago restaurateur says it's a natural

Moving from pizza to pistachio doughnuts: Chicago restaurateur says it's a natural

Ask a pizzaiolo the key to mastering the pie and you'll likely hear it's the dough. Chicago restaurateur Rich Labriola won't argue that point. In fact, he's so smitten with the squishy stuff that he decided to master doughnut dough, too, and Chicago has never been happier about that.

Domino's, Papa John's, pizza ingredient prices all down last week

Domino's, Papa John's, pizza ingredient prices all down last week

From wheat and cheese to the gas that fires pizza ovens and powers delivery vehicles, all major pizza commodity prices took dives last week. The bad news is that a similar drop also hit at least two of the major publicly traded U.S. pizza brands.

Papa John's continues on a

Papa John's continues on a "roll" with traders last week

It was a relatively dismal trading week for all but one of the nation's publicly traded pizza brands, but gas prices are giving operators a break at the store level.

How Domino's connects corporate execs to reality of store life

How Domino's connects corporate execs to reality of store life

Store-level employees are often on the receiving end of corporate dictums that may not always sync with pizza restaurant reality. Enter Domino's Pizza Prep School, a program that strives to alleviate that tension by giving leaders a dose of what it's like to work on the frontlines.

Papa John's, Yum up, while Domino's, Rave down, as trading week trends mirror year

Papa John's, Yum up, while Domino's, Rave down, as trading week trends mirror year

The trends established over the last 12 months at some of the world's major publicly traded pizza brands were mirrored in the trends of the last week on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, while cheese prices may be heading for a "correction."

C-Speak: Nestlé Professional president preps restaurant pros for year ahead

C-Speak: Nestlé Professional president preps restaurant pros for year ahead

Restaurant brands often look to culinary & beverage product providers, like Nestlé Professional, when planning LTOs and trying to determine trends for their own brands in the year ahead.




What pizza operators can learn from Domino's use of AI

What pizza operators can learn from Domino's use of AI

Tuesday, Pizza Marketplace told you about Domino's use of AI to boost the customer experience. Today, we break down what restaurateurs can take away from the pizza giant's experience to help improve their brands.

Domino's digs into GPUs' data-churning mega-muscle to transform customer experience

Domino's digs into GPUs' data-churning mega-muscle to transform customer experience

Domino's has discovered a virtual goldmine in the data-handling computer power of a resource once confined to the picture-heavy needs of video gaming — the GPU.

Papa John's only winner in last week's pizza trading wars

Papa John's only winner in last week's pizza trading wars

Trading in the runup to National Pizza Week was anything but a celebration for most publicly traded brands, with all but Papa John's posting losses.

Domino's, Rave stock values start trading year right

Domino's, Rave stock values start trading year right

At least two pizza brands had reason to continue their champagne toasts into the first week of 2020, though higher commodity prices as 2020 started put a damper on the fun.

Domino's, Papa John's clear winners with investors in 2019

Domino's, Papa John's clear winners with investors in 2019

As the last bites of the 2019 pizza pie disappear, one thing is evident: Domino's and Papa John's have gotten a lot of love from investors this year, driving the values of both brands up to new highs.

2019's top pizza reads: century-old pizzeria restoration to futuristic pie prep

2019's top pizza reads: century-old pizzeria restoration to futuristic pie prep

The final year of the 2010s had Pizza Marketplace readers looking back nearly a century to learn about restoring historic buildings for pizzerias, as well as into one possible pizza future where pie assembly is managed by artificial intelligence via an automated pizza assembly line.

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