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    Posts written by Nick Charles

    Nick Charles
    President, Alive & Kickin' Pizza Crust
    Nick has been in the pizza dough business for more than 20 years. He heads up the company’s customer development and service (making sure they’re always happy with our product and our processes) and manages the overall business. It’s a big job, and he’s the right guy to do it!
    By the Numbers: 5 Leading Pizza Industry Trends That May Surprise You

    By the Numbers: 5 Leading Pizza Industry Trends That May Surprise You

    February 23 2022
    By Nick Charles



    Restaurant operators are carrying the burdens of an industry in crisis. Many experts agree that the prevalent obstacles — higher food costs, more supply chain disruptions, labor challenges — aren’t ...



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    January 26 2022

    As unprecedented challenges continue to arise from the pandemic and its variants, restaurant supply chains are among those caught in the chaos. The ...



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    January 12 2022

    Foundational to both a pizza and the recipe used to make it, different styles of pizza crust partially dictate the pie’s taste, texture, thickness, ...



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    December 15 2021

    Restaurant sales started coming back in 2021, especially in the first half of the year. That increase in demand brought a lot of hope to full-service ...



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    November 10 2021

    March of 2020 ushered in a new way of interacting with, well, everything and everyone. Combatting the coronavirus (COVID-19) on a global scale ...



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    September 8 2021

    NACS Show 2021 is back at McCormick Place in Chicago on October 5-8! The challenges presented by the global pandemic interrupted the physical ...



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    May 19 2021

    Foodservice items sold in c-stores generate profit margins nearly double that of non-foodservice sales.1 Pizza is undoubtedly a key contributor to ...



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    May 5 2021

    A convenience store pizza oven is likely the most functional yet overlooked piece of equipment in c-store pizza programs. Since its primary purpose ...



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    April 7 2021

    Here’s something to consider: 93% of Americans live within 10 minutes of a c-store.1 That’s a lot of people who can choose to frequent c-stores — and ...



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    February 17 2021

    Customers continue to adapt their purchase and service expectations to fit the new normal of a pandemic-defined world. A surge in online and remote ...



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