Peter Romeo's Reality Check

News and Peter Romeo’s views on the business behind the restaurant business
Peter Romeo
Director of Digital Content
Winsight Media

Peter Romeo is director of digital content of the foodservice group of Winsight Media, with responsibility for the content of Restaurant Business and FoodService Director magazines, RestaurantBusinessOnline.com, and the Restaurant Leadership Conference. The multi-media job caps a 34-year career as a business journalist, including 28 years as a chain-restaurant specialist for such information channels as Nation’s Restaurant News, QSR magazine, and the website of the National Restaurant Association. Romeo’s columns during an earlier stint at Restaurant Business earned him two Jesse H. Neal Awards, business publishing’s equivalent of the Pulitzers. He graduated from New York University in 1979 with honors in history and journalism, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He resides in the New York City suburb of Port Washington with his wife, Holly Klokis; four rescued greyhounds; and four ne’er-do-well, slightly nervous cats.

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Strange times can bring equally unusual developments to the restaurant industry. Here's the proof.

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The humor and goodwill intended by some restaurants this week was taken far differently by the public, once again underscoring the need for caution in the age of social media.

Fate has me of drafting New Year’s resolutions for the whole restaurant industry. I don’t have to tell you how much reform the business needs in 2017.

Necks were so torqued by developments thus far in 2017 that a special report was warranted. Have the neck brace ready.

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Get ready for the spread of fake news about serving dog and some creative lying by opportunists.

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These four predictions didn't make it onto other forecast lists, but they could leave restaurants reeling.

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The year hasn't gotten off to a good start for restaurant unions, social media liars, soda-gulping slobs and at least one celebrity-loving restaurant chain.

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For a day, we wanted to forget the industry's problems and focus on why restaurants deserve a holiday of their own. Here are three random reasons.

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