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Peter Romeo
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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 newly formed national organization is aiming to combat proposals for disallowing the credit.

The industry showed it's not afraid to stand up to its adversaries on important government issues, and will likely be emboldened going forward by help in the rumble from an unlikely source. It also was fearless in exploiting the opportunities afforded by the P.F. Chang's Olympics. Or something like that.

Ells, a chef by training, has been a disruptor, industry critic, apologist, risk taker, contrarian and culinary traditionalist.

The executive who worked magic at Popeyes would be the ideal chief for a brand just starting its searching for a leader: Taco Bell.

Restaurants are among the 15 groups that want banks to have some responsibilities, too.

Or at least not too much. The industry needs a sometimes-annoying contrarian to keep it fresh and innovative. Let it remain the anti-fast-food brand.

Here's what Ron Shaich, Restaurant Business’ 2018 Restaurant Leader of the Year, recalls as the critical pivot points so far for the company he led for more than three decades.

The troubled burrito chain has plucked an experienced marketer from Taco Bell, the sort of chain it swore it would never copy.

The Trump administration takes on tip pooling, insurance costs and overtime.

The industry has been hit with some bad PR—so now it’s time to get on the soapbox.

A proposal to allow tip sharing between front- and back-of-house employees has touched off a firestorm. Here is what the two sides are saying about the plan, which is awaiting action from the Department of Labor.

The chain is aiming to shake up the market with changes in the ways it sells food, uses employees and touts value. Here are some of the operational and marketing shifts it revealed to investors last week.