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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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Management says the venerable Italian chain will use the filing to renegotiate leases on 37 closed sites.

This week’s goddammit moments were not of the passive variety. Operators were plunged into a crisis by the remarkably bad decisions they made, some after what had to have been considerable deliberation.

Sabato Sagaria was formerly chief restaurant officer for Union Square Hospitality Group. He'll now head Barteca's 15-unit taco and tequila concept.

The chain was acquired by a private-equity firm run by restaurant franchisees.

The steakhouse company says it wants to stay at the high end of the market.

The Culver family retains control, but a board seat has been extended to the buyer, Roark Capital.

Consumers showed how their preferences are shifting, while restaurants bet on where those directions will take them.

The impact of hurricanes in Texas and Florida may mask a turn in the right direction for sales and traffic counts, according to new data.

The investment into Urbane Cafe is the couple's latest effort to diversify beyond Asian restaurants.

A union goes after a small restaurant chain, Tim Hortons franchisees head to court, Starbucks battles monsters, and two of the industry's best-known chefs draw spatulas—some of the business's most intense struggles have somehow dodged notice. Until now.

Now Cook County is scrambling to identify means of making up the revenue deficit. One idea floated: legalizing marijuana.

Shake Shack's reputation might have been nibbled by rats, and that wasn't the only example of recent bad publicity for restaurateurs.