NATIONAL REPORT With flour prices already having tripled and wheat prices running five times above the year-ago cost, the nation’s pizzerias are facing what observers say is an unprecedented challenge that could force some players out of business. “We watched them handle the cheese spike and then the minimum-wage increase, but I always feared one more cost spike could do some in,” said Dave Ostrander, an Oscoda, Mich.-based consultant to pizzerias for nearly two decades and a ...
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