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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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Workforce

Government watch: A roundup of new laws and regulatory actions affecting restaurants

New Jersey stiffens penalties for employers, new overtime rules are percolating on several fronts, New Mexico operators fight paid sick leave in controversial fashion and Washington keeps up the pressure on anti-poaching policies.

Leadership

Longtime Foodservice Packaging Institute leader Lynn Dyer to step down

She will exit the presidency this fall for a corporate job.

Size didn't seem to matter for this mixed bag of operators during their most recent quarters. Labor and traffic proved as much of a challenge for them as it did for chains of scale.

The commissions paid by liquor-licensed restaurants would not be permitted to exceed 10%.

Incoming CEO David Gibbs and outgoing chief Greg Creed are, by their own admissions, very different sorts of business leaders. Here’s how they differ.

Brinker International said the redirections will set up the casual giant for extended growth.

Are they likely to succeed in snagging attention and sales? Decide for yourself.

The two-wheelers hold the promise of making delivery in urban areas more efficient. They’ve also proven to have a labor-recruitment benefit, according to the chain.

The barbecue chain says to-go comps at company stores rose 6.8%, holding the decline in overall same-store sales to 0.8%. Franchisees' domestic comps rose 0.7%.

The grandson of Italian immigrants co-founded the chain nearly 43 years ago.

Winners will have the opportunity to buy a special version for an additional $400.

The dish will be offered as a snack, a side for lunch and dinner, and as a catering option.

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