Seiser Branches Out
Sent to us by someone in the 025th District who says this sign is posted in a storefront at the corner of Harlem and Grand. Seiser KNOWS pizza. Unfortunately, Seiser might not know the pizza business:
- [P]izza makers nationwide -- from family run pizzerias to national delivery chains -- are feeling the pinch of escalating costs for an essential ingredient in a hotly competitive, $30 billion-plus industry.
Block cheddar cheese reached $2.08 a pound Thursday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, up 78 percent from $1.17 a pound a year ago. At the end of 2006, the price was $1.33. Cheddar is the benchmark for mozzarella. Industry observers attribute the price surge to strong demand coupled with higher milk prices.