How to Use Technology to Elevate Restaurant Design & Overall Brand Experience

How to Use Technology to Elevate Restaurant Design & Overall Brand Experience

Technological tools are adding a new dimension to restaurant operations and opening new ways to interact with guests.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Visual Graphic Systems, Inc. / Studio D Creative


Mobile Ordering and the Evolution of Customer Convenience

Mobile Ordering and the Evolution of Customer Convenience

The combination of new mobile ordering methods and the tried-and-true drive-thru is sparking a change in the way fast casual restaurants serve their carryout customers.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Visual Graphic Systems, Inc. / Studio D Creative


Boost Profitability by Automating Cash

Boost Profitability by Automating Cash

Automated systems can eliminate cash loss with speed and accuracy, allowing your staff to focus on building sales and profit.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fiserv


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Commodities: Pizza brands make nice gains ... especially Papa John's

Commodities: Pizza brands make nice gains ... especially Papa John's

Despite the global news swirling around Papa John's brand and its controversial founder, John Schnatter, it was a pretty profitable week for pizza restaurateurs in the U.S., with all the brands monitored by this site showing gains last week.

Commodities: A good news-bad news kind of week

Commodities: A good news-bad news kind of week

Commodity and pizza stock prices were a true blend of good and bad news last week with the bright spots in this week's report revolving around a plentiful cheese supply and healthy crude oil inventories.

Commodities: A brutal week for most pizza brands

Commodities: A brutal week for most pizza brands

Growing pizza commodity prices, but falling stock prices for most brands, left pizza restaurateurs with a weekend headache and hopes for a better July.

Food allergen programs deliver deeply dedicated diners

Food allergen programs deliver deeply dedicated diners

Many more brands are stepping up to the plate to tackle diners' concerns about food allergens by using everything from staff training to detailed menu item ingredient information. There's good cause for these measures since it's not only the right thing to do for customers' safety, but it's great for improving brand loyalty, too.

Commodities: Prices down on some pizza ingredients

Commodities: Prices down on some pizza ingredients

Restaurateurs enjoyed lower costs last week on the commodities markets with cheese, vehicle fuel and some wheat prices falling, while two of the publicly traded pizza brands monitored by this website got votes of confidence from investors.

Commodities: Gas demand up, some grades' prices down

Commodities: Gas demand up, some grades' prices down

Despite an all-time high consumer demand, there was downward movement over the last week in some gas prices. Unfortunately, the same trend was in effect for most publicly traded pizza brands.

Commodities: Big smiles at Domino's, little grins at Papa John's

Commodities: Big smiles at Domino's, little grins at Papa John's

At the closing bell last Friday, the leadership behind two pizza stocks that have had very different stories this year were both likely going out for a celebratory drink.

Commodities: Yum, Papa John's slide, but so do commodity prices

Commodities: Yum, Papa John's slide, but so do commodity prices

Papa John's and Pizza Hut parent, Yum Brands slid in trading last week, but mostly lower commodity prices took some of the sting out of those losses.

Commodities: Stock traders, gas producers take toll on pizza brands last week

Commodities: Stock traders, gas producers take toll on pizza brands last week

Food commodity prices last week dropped in trading, but increasing prices on all types of fuel, including natural gas more than made up for any potential gains their for pizza restaurateurs.

Commodities: Cheese, wheat, auto fuel get pricier

Commodities: Cheese, wheat, auto fuel get pricier

Most pizza stocks monitored by this site took hits last week during trading, though one brand did get some love from Wall Street.

Commodities: Domino's, Papa Murphy's win big

Commodities: Domino's, Papa Murphy's win big

It was a storybook ending last week on the stock market for Domino's and Papa Murphy's.

Commodities: Soaring gas prices rock pizza restaurateur's delivery-centric world

Commodities: Soaring gas prices rock pizza restaurateur's delivery-centric world

The breaks that pizza restaurateurs are getting on commodities like cheese and wheat are likely being "eaten up" by surging vehicle fuel and natural gas prices.

Compostable pizza box promises restaurateurs cost savings

Compostable pizza box promises restaurateurs cost savings

It's round, like the pies it is designed to hold, costs more than cardboard boxes and is made of something that's usually thrown away. But PizzaRound may just be the answer to a whole list of problems created by traditional cardboard pizza boxes.

Commodities: An 'up-and-down' week for pizza stocks, commodities

Commodities: An 'up-and-down' week for pizza stocks, commodities

Last week's commodities and brand trading results formed a hilly path of ups and downs across the board.

Commodities: Traders lay a golden egg in pizza restaurateurs' baskets during Easter week

Commodities: Traders lay a golden egg in pizza restaurateurs' baskets during Easter week

Aside from the mounting price of vehicle fuel, it was a very happy Easter week for pizza operators.

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