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Peter Romeo

Editor at Large

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Peter Romeo has covered the restaurant industry since 1984 for a variety of media. As Editor At Large for Restaurant Business, his current beats are government affairs, labor and family dining. He is also the publication's unofficial historian.  

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Workforce

Ted Cruz turns Donald Trump's no-tax-on-tips campaign pledge into actual legislation

The bill has the support of usual employer advocates like the National Restaurant Association.

Operations

California's hated PAGA law is being tempered

Government Watch: Gov. Newsom has agreed to a compromise that will guarantee the pro-labor legislation lives on, though in weaker form.

From AI as a menu-planning tool to pickling vegetable scraps, these ideas are ready to put into action, courtesy of the Menu Directions conference.

Restaurant Rewind: Recent tragedies once again underscore how wearing the lifestyle can be. From time to time, the industry has awakened to that reality. Maybe this is one of those times.

Reality Check: Decadent meal choices are also proliferating, for a lot more than $5.

Working Lunch: Both Trump and Biden are pledging moves that the industry would readily feel.

Reality Check: A number of ripples were evident in the business during the first half of the year. The question is, do they have staying power?

The family-dining chain is offering a bundled Dinner for 2 for $22.99, but just within the Sunshine State.

Restaurant Rewind: Never mind AI. Here's the technology that'll really matter, starting this week and continuing through the summer. This week's episode looks at the machinery's beginnings and a few moments when it brought change to the business.

The nation's highest court agreed that more stringent criteria should have been weighed before a U.S. district court granted an NLRB's petition to stop pro-union employees from being fired.

Government Watch: Waffle House employees win a raise in the wake of union activity, and New York restaurants welcome a limit on reservation scalping.

Consumers would need to be alerted to the add-ons ahead of time. The measure's proponents are asking that it be passed before most surcharges are outlawed starting July 1.

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