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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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Financing

Luby's sells Fuddruckers to a franchisee for an estimated $18.5M

The buyer is a newly formed affiliate of Nicholas Perkins, an operator of 13 Fuddruckers units and a contract management company.

Operations

Michigan to lift restaurant restrictions starting Tuesday

The state is also dropping all requirements that face masks be worn, regardless of an individual's vaccination status.

They were frustrated in part by an inability to restaff as dining room reopenings presented a shot at better revenues.

Regina Tobin moves up to chief learning and culture offer, and Hernan Mujica is appointed an executive officer.

The PPP and the Restaurant Revitalization Fund may be done, but the agency's Emergency Injury Disaster Loan program still has money available for loans and grants.

The reclusive heir to the chain's co-founders enjoys a higher rating from employees than any other restaurant executive can claim.

The decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo was unscheduled but expected. He had pledged to lift all remaining limits as soon as 70% of the population had been vaccinated.

The Anderson-DuBose Co., based in Cleveland, Ohio, was chosen because of the support it provided 450 units in four states during the pandemic.

A new law set to take effect Nov. 1 will limit when customers can use a non-biodegradable version and requires restaurants to steer them to more environmentally friendly options.

Nearly 3,000 approved applicants, all women and people in groups deemed most in need, were told they wouldn't get their funds following legal challenges to the selection process.

Roark managing partner Neal Aronson will retain control of a 4.6% stake. The buyback more than doubled Roark's initial investment.

The celebrity chef announced the grants Saturday. Six other individuals were awarded scholarships totaling $175,000.

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