The Evolving Customer Experience: How to Connect with Guests in a Meaningful Way

The Evolving Customer Experience: How to Connect with Guests in a Meaningful Way

Increased crowding and competition are forcing restaurants to quickly cook up new ways of doing business. Serving mouthwatering food, perhaps once the central ingredient in a restaurant’s recipe for success, is now just one must-have among many.

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


Top Tech Trends Reshaping the Restaurant Business in 2018

Top Tech Trends Reshaping the Restaurant Business in 2018

The restaurant industry has always been at the leading edge of technological integration, and 2018 promises to bring more exciting changes.

Type: White Paper

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


The Power of Intelligent Inventory in Restaurants

The Power of Intelligent Inventory in Restaurants

New intelligent technologies can take your inventory management to the next level. These systems can save managers time, cur food waste costs, and create opportunities to drive your bottom- and top-line revenue in more efficient and effective ways.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: HotSchedules


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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.

Commodities: Prices rise for operating essentials, but so do stock values

Commodities: Prices rise for operating essentials, but so do stock values

Pain at the pump for most Americans these days is accompanied by pain at the commodities market for pizza restaurateurs in the U.S., with the price of most of the essentials needed to run a great pizza operation pushing higher last week.

Pizza franchisors, meet your new competition - Jersey Mike's

Pizza franchisors, meet your new competition - Jersey Mike's

Pizza franchisors, heads up! Seems there is a new player in the pizza game —one that's eyeing pizza operators willing to venture into a little "out-of-the-[pizza]-box thinking," so to speak.

Commodities: Pizza stocks see declines

Commodities: Pizza stocks see declines

While prices for commodities were mixed this past week, it was rough for pizza trading. Prices for each of the four brands monitored by this site — Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Papa Murphy's and Domino's — dropped.

Liquid gold: Beverage trends to befriend this spring

Liquid gold: Beverage trends to befriend this spring

Pizza restaurateurs who can incorporate top beverage trends into their menus open up a new source of revenue that can be a relatively easy route to higher check spend. This spring, diners want "feel-good" and "good-for-you" beverages for relatively uncertain times.

Delivery driver pay: Is your brand federally compliant?

Delivery driver pay: Is your brand federally compliant?

Pizza restaurateurs who deliver face costly consequences if they are not FLSA-compliant.

3 big pizza trends bring bigger pizza kitchen concerns

3 big pizza trends bring bigger pizza kitchen concerns

By Charlie Lewis Culinary Supply Chain Specialist/Consolidated Concepts The rate of change in foodservice has always been swift, but technology is propelling the pizza restaurateur's rocket forward today at a pace that challenges the speed of light. It's not just...

2018 pizza trends promise more 'exotic' pies

2018 pizza trends promise more 'exotic' pies

Pizza brand leaders give the down-low on of-the-moment dough, up-to-the-second sauces and top-trending toppings.

Who is the 2018 pizza customer? Trend lists speak volumes

Who is the 2018 pizza customer? Trend lists speak volumes

Restaurateurs have been inundated with so-called trends lists for the year ahead over the last three months. This site reviewed some of the major lists and the research behind them to establish four key things to know about your customers in the year ahead.

Pieology CEO on the art of experimenting with live-action customer experience

Pieology CEO on the art of experimenting with live-action customer experience

Data drives today's restaurateur, and Pieology has taken that idea to a new and lively level at its R&D location in California.

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.

Worldwide expansion: Where to go and who to know

Worldwide expansion: Where to go and who to know

The old adage of "getting to know the locals" is more relevant today than ever for restaurant chains. Here, Euromonitor's Stephen Dutton spells out three guiding principles proven in global restaurant market research.

Pizza delivery's changing landscape: Lessons from retail universe

Pizza delivery's changing landscape: Lessons from retail universe

The trend sweeping the industry for increased delivery from all brands is changing the landscape for pizza restaurateurs, who've traditionally "owned" the delivery territory. Fortunately, the wider retail world has been dealing with the same phenomenon for some time and has plenty of lessons to teach pizza operators about this "brave new world."

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

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

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.

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