Peter Romeo

Peter Romeo

Director of Digital Content

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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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A survey of 1,000 small business owners found pronounced differences in the business attitudes of male and female operators.

The brand is exploring ways of benefiting from legalized sports betting, but not in a manner that will blur its image, officials say.

RCI is building an empire of gentlemen’s clubs and breastaurants. And the strategy is paying off.

Comps for company units rose 1.3%, with beef costs dropping 10%.

With that form of gambling now legal across the United States, the casual chain is exploring possible partnerships with bookmakers as well as offering the amenity itself.

The Justice Department says the investigation into the use of revenue-shaving software is ongoing.

The sweep targeted restaurants and other businesses in Nebraska, Minnesota and Nevada that allegedly conspired to place and exploit undocumented recruits.

New TDn2K research suggests a number of things operators can do to slow turnover.

Jack in the Box was dead-on in figuring a suggestively worded ad campaign would stir controversy. The same sort of foresight might’ve helped an upstart chain from sounding racially insensitive. But the true recent nightmares were the actual ones reported by restaurant employees.

One of the chain’s largest operators posted deeper losses and a 6.4% drop in comps.

Not all the fights threatening trouble for restaurants are raging within the industry proper.

Operators’ reliance on gimmicky promos might not bring the long-term traffic gains they hope for.