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Biography

Peter Romeo

Editor at Large

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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

Why restaurants should care about Amazon’s union vote

An effort to organize a warehouse in Alabama was unsuccessful. And that could mean bad news is brewing for the foodservice business.

Financing

Details emerge on how the Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant program might work

The National Restaurant Association has revealed new particulars on the stimulus and what it's urging the SBA to change.

Fourteen of the state's 34 counties are now operating under a 25% limit on indoor seating, Is it a blip, or the start of a new wave?

Grants of up to $10 million are reserved for facilities whose main business is live providing entertainment, but some foodservice operations could be eligible.

The recommendations are intended as standard measures for all parties to follow as dining rooms reopen.

A face mask requirement will remain in place, but the state will otherwise resume "business as usual," according to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The experiments come as the barbecue chain and sister concept Granite City are finding traction with dual branding, ghost kitchens and new service models.

The lodging giant’s Fairfield Inns brand is providing hot breakfast sandwiches and an array of cold a.m. standards via kiosks, with snacks and beverages offered throughout the day.

The brands’ franchisor will reimburse franchisees who opt to pay the incentive, which is designed to encourage people to get inoculated against COVID-19.

Operators say hiring has become their top problem again, even with nearly 2 million former restaurant workers still out of a job.

The food and games chain aired a long list of planned initiatives it hopes will spur its comeback from a difficult pandemic.

The proofs of inoculation could be used to ensure guests are safe and know it. But the concept has sparked considerable controversy.

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