Reality Check

Peter Romeo

The musings of Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo.


Weekend defibrillator report: News that should jolt any restaurateur

Here are some guaranteed shockers that might have slipped past.


Yum’s Greg Creed offers some parting wisdom

The longtime marketer used a presentation at GRLC to share his take on leadership and where the restaurant industry is headed.

The acquisition provides a standout operator with a standing concept-development lab.

New information shows he’ll dig deep for something he wants. And he apparently wanted these badly.

A sizable swath of the business community is leaning on the Senate to pass potential safeguards, but restaurants are not part of it.

Here's what's simmering while the industry is busy summering.

Shake Shack might’ve just played disruptor for everyone. And that’s not the only change remaking the fast-growth sector.

Incoming CEO David Gibbs and outgoing chief Greg Creed are, by their own admissions, very different sorts of business leaders. Here’s how they differ.

Are they likely to succeed in snagging attention and sales? Decide for yourself.

The partners say they’re creating a new model for developing and growing restaurant concepts. Here’s why they’re giving that new approach a try.

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