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Biography

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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Peter Romeo

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Workforce

Group opposed to the tip credit leans on Applebee's to drop it

One Fair Wage is planning protests and a publicity war to goad the chain into paying servers the full minimum wage.

Workforce

Fast Act opponents collect enough signatures to put the law on hold

The petition drive would halt enforcement until voters decide in 2024 whether to keep the controversial fast-food wage law.

The highwayside family dining restaurant chain also said it is growing its share among value-conscious consumers.

New statistics show that 62,100 jobs were added by eating and drinking places, or roughly 1 of every 4 positions created economywide.

The move will spare restaurants from what industry leaders warned would be a disastrous supply situation.

Reality Check: The industry’s efforts to avert spikes in labor costs and benefits might as well be canceled due to lack of interest.

Greg Flynn sees opportunity in a number of franchising-based businesses. Lodging is just one of them. And there will be more.

The National Restaurant Association cites an avoidance of the walkout as its top legislative priority for the remainder of 2022.

The group organizing Starbucks says it is working with the staffs of two Peet's units to hold elections.

The burger giant has sued 12 big-name suppliers, asserting they shared pricing and production data.

The onetime Kentucky governor also played a role in the development of Lum's, Ollie's and Chicken By George.

Flitman, who left the distributor's arch-rival in 2018, will assume the top job on Jan. 5.

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