Peter Romeo

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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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Here's what the presidential candidates are promising for the restaurant business

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


Trend or fad? These restaurant currents could go either way

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.

Employers in other fields say they're feeling intense pressure to raise pay. Plus, they want to see a break from the pro-labor legislation of the last decade or more.

Restaurant Rewind: Few other chains have dared be as forthcoming about product quality as the pizza chain was. Now it's taking the opposite track. How's that likely to go?

Government Watch: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has indefinitely suspended congestion pricing, shielding the local industry from a crimp in its supply chain. The development was one of several breaks this week in the business' favor.

Cucumbers have been connected to two of the three contaminations. Still, the outbreaks could be separate, according to health officials.

One Fair Wage said its research shows young residents would be more likely to vote if the issue hung in the balance.

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