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Peter Romeo

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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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Marketing

Buffalo Wild Wings resurrects its 2-for-1 wings deal

The brand’s new owner is betting the deal will appeal to midweek customers without the margin pressures that nixed it two years ago.

Workforce

Why I’m writing to you alleged bigots

I should be participating in a press event that intends to tie use of the tip credit to slavery. But it wouldn't have me.

New York looks at capping commissions, while a federal agency is asked to investigate certain fees.

Comps slipped by an average of 4% across its three restaurant brands.

A federal grant of $4.5 million will be used by the NRAEF to prepare current and former prison inmates for restaurant jobs.

The chain's longtime leader foresees changes for a concept that has been careful not to move with every market ripple.

One of the industry’s oldest chains and franchisors sees new opportunities in its veneration of the past.

Madi Butler will spend 50 days this summer traveling from dining destination to dining destination by train, part of an effort to popularize that mode of transportation. Restaurant Business caught up with her during a stop in New York City.

The price of the restaurants, which had been operated by former NBA great Junior Bridgeman, was not disclosed.

Thirty years ago, when women were often limited to front-of-house jobs, the San Francisco chef challenged the industry’s entrenched thinking.

The retiree will serve as a standby consultant—to the CFO, not CEO Kent Taylor.

The so-called living wage would kill about 1.3 million jobs, according to the report from Congress’ research arm.