Optimizing Franchise Development: Old School Principles Meet New School Tools

Learn how to create a franchise sales organization of people and processes that runs like a well-oiled machine. Adding a few new school tools to your old school principles can make all the difference in the world.

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Sponsor: FranConnect




Preparation & Recovery for Flood Situations

Flooding can occur after heavy rains or when rivers and streams rise quickly. Large areas can flood in a short time, interrupting power and damaging property. The resulting floodwater may damage records, equipment, and food inventory, as well as cause structural damage.

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Sponsor: The Steritech Group




5 Ways to Optimize Waste Service Levels

If you manage waste hauling vendors, see how to maximize service levels without spending more.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Cass Information Systems


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Commodities: Cheese prices drop, so does Domino's stock

Overall, it was a fairly costly week for pizza operators' essential commodities, though ascending cheese prices returned to reality and the stock market reality was uncharacteristically harsh on Domino's value last week.

Hot Heads & Rapid Fired Pizza founder on a regional growth approach

Hot Heads Burritos founder, Ray Wiley, is on a roll again, this time with a fast pizza concept, called Rapid Fired. The chain has taken a regional approach to franchise growth, centered around Dayton, Ohio, which has turned out to be just the right place for a 180-second pizza place to call home.

Cowboy Chicken, Elevation Burger execs: Pay supply chain due respect or pay consequences

In a world, where customers are demanding that restaurants use ethically produced, sustainable and healthful ingredients, supply chain management has grown in its importance. Here, two successful brands discuss how they learned to pay adequate respect to this side of their operations.

Commodities: Ever feel like you've been here before?

It's a bit like the movie, Groundhog Day, in the commodities and trading report for pizza these days, with the same trends that started about a month ago happening all over again.

Stay solid: Join the movement to add 'e' to Pi Day

Enough of this obscure 3.14 math stuff. Join restaurateurs everywhere to make this day about the real "pie" — the one dripping with cheese on a steamy crust.

Blast & Brew taps into allure of personal choice

The new Blast & Brew pizza and beer franchise gives customers creative choice regarding what's on their plates and how they most prefer to wash it down. Here, CEO John Ferdinandi talks about the concept and the path forward.

Restaurants offer not-so-spooky Halloween specials

Restaurants of all kinds are offering Halloween specials for young guests.

What the best-dressed pizzas are wearing around the globe

In part 2 of this series on pizza toppings, we go to the masses for the take on what’s hot and what’s not atop pies globally.

What the best-dressed pizzas are wearing now

Almonds, arugula, potatoes and eggs, are just a few of the players in the results of our completely unscientific poll of cool and surprisingly tasty pizza toppings, the first of a two-part series on what's "up" in pizza.

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.

5 trends in specialty pizzas

Specialty and gourmet pizzas are taking limited and full-service operators by storm.

Who's winning the fast casual pizza game?

The fast casual pizzeria craze shows no signs of ebbing.

The Pizza ATM: Gimmick or marketing genius?

Although it's not yet in America, the Pizza ATM has been producing and dispensing pizzas in Europe for the past 13 years. Its owner has set it sights on launching, this year, in the United States.

5 trends to make a pie-ority in 2016

No longer content with standard pizza, hungry consumers nowadays demand a higher quality pie that's worthy of their hard-earned dough and caloric budget.

Year in review: 7 trending headlines of 2015

Here's a look back at some of 2015's trending topics and stories.

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Be they pepperoni, sausage, olives or anchovies, toppings make every pizza unique. Pizza toppings add taste and texture and often become signature items that distinguish one pizza brand from another.

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