Commodities: Domino's dives despite rosy Q3 financials

Late September's gain was last week's pain for Domino's in NYSE trading, but lower cheese and gas prices do soothe some of the hurt.

New Pieology concept puts customers in brand's R&D Department

Pieology Pizzeria opened its latest endeavor this week, Pieology Pizzeria R&D, a restaurant concept that gives customers a voice in the chain's decision-making about menu items and flavor combinations.

Commodities: Most brands see sunny end to September in trading, fuel prices

Except for Pizza Hut parent Yum Brands' less-than-appetizing trading price trend, the last week of September was a fairly profitable one for major pizza brands.

7-Eleven launches fresh meals to compete with QSRs

7-Eleven is aiming squarely at the restaurant industry with a line of prepared foods to go in its sprawling network of northern Texas stores. Even the news release describing the 15 offerings made it clear that the group's focus is set directly on those increasingly home-bound millennial restaurant customers.

3 tips for serving millennial consumers

Millennials recently became the largest generation in the workforce with over 53 million workers, ushering society into an unprecedented future.

Kansas City pizza truck earns points in building brand visibility, Part 2

The fast casual pizza concept is still new to a lot of people, and the food truck has improved customer awareness of this concept.

Kansas City pizza franchisee uses food truck to build brand visibility (Part 1)

Being an established restaurant operation, KC Pie brought some key advantages to launching a food truck, but still had to learn the nuances of the food truck business.

Fazoli's 'Comeback Kid' shares turnaround story at London summit

"It was ugly," Fazoli's President and CEO Carl Howard exclaimed as he detailed the state of the chain when he arrived to lead it nine years ago. "I mean everything you can think about a restaurant chain — it was wrong." Herein, the summary of a turnaround from the London Restaurant Franchising and Innovation summit in July.

Study shows 'anytime eaters' here to stay: Are you ready?

The anytime eater is upon us and many chains have found that feeding "the new normal" requires a shift away from traditional meal packaging, both in portion size and time of day and lots of other issues worth considering now to capitalize on the trend in the future.

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

Looking for ways to find and keep employees? NRA leaders offer insights

Given the reality of fewer young employees in the work force, the only options are to recruit more from other age groups or be more successful recruiting younger employees.

3 commonalities among Lyfe Kitchen, Urban Plates, Baskin Robbins brand-building strategies

Building a successful brand has three parts: storytelling, club making and country building, according to a branding expert at the National Restaurant Show.

Investing in technology? Restaurants share hits and misses

Companies need to do their research, and management has to be supportive for technology initiatives to succeed.

Food truck boosts sales for Texas pizza and wings restaurant

Il Primo Pizza & Wings in Richmond, Texas has proven that a food truck can do a lot to promote a brick-and-mortar restaurant, and that there are significant operational synergies between the two sales venues.

Commodities: Gas, cheese and trading prices play nice with most brands

It was a good trading week for all but one pizza brand, while all pizza operators got a break last week on cheese and gas prices.

Economic uncertainty and third-party delivery impact UK, US restaurants

Globalization has created opportunity for American brands in the U.K., where restaurants face many of the same challenges and opportunities as the U.S.

America's tastes today? Cauliflower on pizza; radishes as raw meat

With rapid-fire delivery and an upbeat attitude, menu analyst and Kruse Co. owner, Nancy Kruse, last week told a standing room only crowd at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago that these are rapidly changing times in food service, with a paradigm shift that is forcing restaurants to adapt or die.

Considering an airport location? Bavaro founder shares lessons learned

Bavaro's pizza founder shares lessons learned from moving into an airport location.

The CIO-CMO partnership: The path to digital ordering dynamism

Digital ordering success begins at the top of your organization with real alignment between those who lead the charge organizationally to make the system run on the inside, as well as those responsible with how all that technology appears to and engages with the customer.

Drink it in: The growing importance of beverages on the bottom line

Execs from Coca-Cola Company, Krystal Company and S&D Coffee & Tea predict the year's coming beverage trends.

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