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Demand-Based Menus: Overcoming Volatile Market Pricing

Demand-Based Menus: Overcoming Volatile Market Pricing

Managing volatile food cost has been a common industry challenge. Restaurant brands are relying on technology to lessen losses to volatile food costs. Research also supports the use of pricing and menu strategies to tackle the issue. Discover how to take control of your menu to improve profits and keep customers pleased. 

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Embed Digital


Restaurant Back of House Guide

Restaurant Back of House Guide

Kitchen Checklists • Par Sheet • Recipe Cards All included in this free back of house eBook and resource kit!

Type: Tools & Templates

Sponsor: Toast, Inc.


[WEBINAR]: How to make better decisions with integrated analytics

[WEBINAR]: How to make better decisions with integrated analytics

In today’s market of increasing costs and competition, it’s more important than ever to make decisions based on data and facts. – Watch now!

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: Fourth HotSchedules


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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.

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.

Rough week for Rave on the trading floor

Rough week for Rave on the trading floor

The good news is that just about every essential pizza commodity price fell in value last week. The bad news is that most pizza company stock values did too.

Pizza Hut parent gets one last 'boo' out of Halloween week

Pizza Hut parent gets one last 'boo' out of Halloween week

The ghosts and ghouls weren't the only ones moaning last week as Halloween week wrapped up the month of October. They had company from the folks at Pizza Hut parent, Yum brands, which closed the week of scares with one of its own -- a drop of nearly $10 in its stock value.

Pizza players see hefty hikes in cheese, wheat, gas prices

Pizza players see hefty hikes in cheese, wheat, gas prices

Last week was harder to swallow than most on the markets for pizza brands, with only moderate gains in some pizza brand values, but steeply higher wheat, cheese and gas prices.

As cheese prices surge, gas price spike set to also strike delivery-centric pizza biz

As cheese prices surge, gas price spike set to also strike delivery-centric pizza biz

After weekend drone attacks sliced Saudi oil output in half, the delivery-centered pizza business may soon get a one-two punch from both higher gas prices, and surging cheese costs.

Domino's, Yum stock prices push up

Domino's, Yum stock prices push up

Pizzeria operators probably suspected those lower gas prices wouldn't last. Now tight supplies are pushing auto fuel prices up, while wheat prices also rose last week. The same could not be said for Papa John's, which was the only pizza brand monitored here to lose value last week.

Are cracks developing in domestic cheese market?

Are cracks developing in domestic cheese market?

While gas prices prove to be the pizzeria's "gift that keeps on giving" -- thanks to plentiful supply, despite equally plentiful demand -- there are signs emerging of potential instability in domestic cheese markets.

Domino's, Papa John's stocks tick up, possible good news en route for gas prices

Domino's, Papa John's stocks tick up, possible good news en route for gas prices

While stock values on the big brands played out their drama on the trading floor last week, crude production soared to levels not seen in nearly two years, potentially signaling saner gas prices this summer to deliver those ever-increasing numbers of pizza orders

Traders give Papa John's, cheese producers most Valentine's Week 'love'

Traders give Papa John's, cheese producers most Valentine's Week 'love'

Love -- in the form of investor dollars -- was most plentiful during the last Valentine's Week for one turmoil-embroiled pizza brand, as well as many of the nation's cheese producers.

Foodservice Packaging Institute: Restaurateurs struggle for options to single-use packaging

Foodservice Packaging Institute: Restaurateurs struggle for options to single-use packaging

There may never have been a more contentious time for restaurant brands when it comes to their dependence on single-use packaging. Read on for news about what the Virginia-based Foodservice Packaging Institute found about the issue in its annual report.

Is your supply chain management system really 'app' to the job?

Is your supply chain management system really 'app' to the job?

Inventory and problem-spotting as you go, massive time and money savings, and just maybe a restaurant staff mood-improving makeover: These are some of the benefits the right supply chain app can bring to your pizza brand.

Commodities: With Super (pizza) Bowl in sight, cheese, wheat prices ignite

Commodities: With Super (pizza) Bowl in sight, cheese, wheat prices ignite

With less than a month to go before that U.S. pizza holiday of holidays, the Super Bowl, cheese and wheat prices were on the rise last week.

Commodities: Gas prices under $2 in 9 states

Commodities: Gas prices under $2 in 9 states

There was plenty to be jolly about in last week's commodity prices for pizza operators, including under-$2 gas in nine states. But that same cheer failed to spread across brands monitored by Pizza Marketplace, with only half increasing in value in trading over the short week.

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