Commodities: Somebody must have hit replay ... but no complaints

Commodities: Somebody must have hit replay ... but no complaints

It was another nice week of pizza stock trading and largely lower commodity prices last week, almost an exact replay of the previous week's financial stats.

Commodities: Stock prices pumped up, but pump prices siphon gains

Commodities: Stock prices pumped up, but pump prices siphon gains

Pizza brands did well as the market soared on Wall Street last week, but the highest New Year's pump prices since 2014 stole back some of the profits.

Start-up tips for pizza leaders seeking restaurant management software

Start-up tips for pizza leaders seeking restaurant management software

Restaurant management software providers all often seem to be speaking the same language. But don't let that mislead you when you're seeking an RMS solution for your specific needs. Here's how to start that search on the right track so you end up reaching your destination.

Blaze, Beefsteak, McAlister's chefs on the 3 legs that support great menu innovation

Blaze, Beefsteak, McAlister's chefs on the 3 legs that support great menu innovation

The world for chefs at pizza brands typically must fit in a circular, crusted pie, but within those confines, there's plenty of room for creativity. But as was learned at the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit in Nashville last month, no matter how great an item tastes, it has to be supported by at least three main goals.

Commodities: Papa John’s gets another scoop of 'Rocky Road'

Commodities: Papa John’s gets another scoop of 'Rocky Road'

With prices falling on many essentials, it was a fairly good week for pizza brands ... unless your name is Papa John's.

Commodities: Yes, Papa John's took a hit

Commodities: Yes, Papa John's took a hit

Last week’s commodities trading was a mixed bag of good and bad news, with minor wins for pizza operators on cheese and natural gas prices. But, in trading on Wall Street, it was all about the fallout from Papa John's CEO John Schnatter's comments about the NFL’s effects on the brand’s Q3 performance.

Commodities: All tricks, no treats last week in pizza operating costs

Commodities: All tricks, no treats last week in pizza operating costs

Falling stock prices and rising commodity costs make for unhappy pizza restaurateurs as we head into the week of tricks and treats.

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

This year's Fast Casual Executive Summit wrapped up Tuesday night with insights from some of the industry's most successful CEOs.

Commodities: Domino's dives despite rosy Q3 financials

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.

Commodities: Domino's leaps up, Papa John's plummets

Commodities: Domino's leaps up, Papa John's plummets

Domino's stock price soared last week while Papa John's took a significant hit. But there was good news for both brands in the largely lower commodity prices on most critical supplies, including that increasingly important delivery-enabling commodity, auto fuel.

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

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.

Commodities: Holiday makes for a mild mid-summer trading week

Commodities: Holiday makes for a mild mid-summer trading week

It was a relatively uneventful week in commodity and pizza stock trading with only moderate gains or losses on either front, suggesting that a lot of traders like to build summer vacations around the long Independence Day holiday, too.

Commodities: Cheese prices up, wheat drops

Commodities: Cheese prices up, wheat drops

There was good and bad news on the pizza-maker's trading tally sheet this week, as most stocks saw a bump in value. Prices for essential commodities, however, got a shot of adrenaline.

A little online burger buzz teaches a lot about menu prices

A little online burger buzz teaches a lot about menu prices

Polls and restaurant traffic data this year have made it relatively clear that limited-service restaurant customers today are increasingly concerned about the price they pay when eating out. Even as the fundamentals of the American economy remain strong, consumers continue to grow weary about spending money on fast food.

Commodities: Little joy to the world in pizza commodity prices

Commodities: Little joy to the world in pizza commodity prices

Papa John's was the only pizza chain that reported a markedly profitable week, while the other three brands monitored here remaining essentially flat or falling slightly over the course of the trading week.

More please! Hungry American business people increase spending on food

More please! Hungry American business people increase spending on food

American workers are clearly hungry. And today, another report from the business dining sector shows just how ravenous we are when we're on the road or just entertaining clients in town.

An overall 'up' week, aside from Domino's and natural gas

An overall 'up' week, aside from Domino's and natural gas

Prices were up for just about everything this week, except for natural gas in the Northeastern U.S. and Domino's, both of which fell.

Most commodities down over last week

Most commodities down over last week

Diesel fuel and Domino's stock are exceptions in an otherwise down week for commodities.

Pizza restaurateurs: Start your calorie counters

Pizza restaurateurs: Start your calorie counters

When the FDA issues its Notice of Availability for menu labeling guidelines later this month, pizza restaurateurs across the U.S. will have one year to get all their ingredients analyzed and on the menu.

At the Summit: How to create a franchise-friendly supply chain

At the Summit: How to create a franchise-friendly supply chain

The supply chain is often the thorn in the side of franchisors, especially those that have brands spread nationwide or globally.

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Commodities: Somebody must have hit replay ... but no complaints