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Reality Check

Peter Romeo

The musings of Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo.


What’s all this to-do over unions?

Back in the day, restaurateurs didn’t have to worry about that sort of thing. Trouble is, we’re no longer back in the day, says RB's Reality Check.


Why workers can't stand restaurants

Quitting has soared to historic levels in recent months, and the exodus might have more to do with stress than pay, says RB's Reality Check.

9/11 should never be forgotten by the restaurant industry, according to RB's Reality Check. Here's a vivid refresher for those who didn't experience it firsthand.

The industry is in denial about a key reason why employees are quitting at record levels. And, no, it's not all about government aid, says RB's Reality Check.

Independents had an easier time getting staff and federal relief, according to new data from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Several major players say they're already detecting a softening of sales. Will that carry into the group-party season?

BBQ Holdings says it'd like to add pizza and breakfast brands, but isn't stopping there.

Having dual brands provides a single path to double adoption, says John Peyton, CEO of parent company Dine Brands Global.

The recent flurry of earnings reports shows a sector enjoying a clear boom. The question is, will it last?

A new type of environmental bill aims to push recycling costs back on packaging users and suppliers. A law has already been passed in Maine, and 10 other states are expected to consider similar measures.

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