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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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Operations

GameWorks plans to ride the esports boom into casinos

The fun-and-food chain has formed a partnership to install turnkey dining and video-gaming two-for-one facilities.

Leadership

Yum CEO Greg Creed named Restaurant Leader of the Year

The longtime marketer was cited for the innovation and boldness he has fostered at Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut.

A bill introduced Wednesday with widespread support would also set

Sen. Bernie Sanders said he’ll introduce a bill in the Senate this week to institute the so-called living wage on a national basis. It has little chance of passing but could be a test that requires expected candidates for the top office to come out for or against it.

Former Sweetgreen President Karen Kelley was named chief restaurant officer and Sonic veteran Anita Vanderveer was appointed chief people officer.

The ruling overturns the broader tip-credit applicability set by the Trump administration in November.

The former Paxti's Pizza CEO brings 25 years of experience in chain operations, including at BJ’s and Chili’s.

GameWorks is installing computer terminals within all its fun-and-food branches in a bid for video game fans.

Scott Hudler, a longtime veteran of Dunkin’, is among the new hires.

Two of the cases were past the statute of limitations, and the evidence in a third did not justify charges, authorities told the media.

The FDA is still monitoring the food supply, and places can still hire without E-Verify.

Mastercard is dropping its name from charge plates because of increased digital usage and the public’s comfort with emojis and other symbols.