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Biography

Peter Romeo

Editor at Large

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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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Peter Romeo

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Financing

Restaurant earnings roundup: Chuy’s, Taco Cabana, Pollo Tropical, Ruth’s Chris

A quick look at how small-cap restaurant companies are faring.

Operations

5 ways Red Robin will be different in a post-pandemic world

The casual grill-and-bar chain revealed its plan for grabbing market share as on-premise dining returns.

The announcement was hailed as the best health news in a year. How about for the industry?

The casual chain has yet to announce his replacement.

Dine Brands Global also plans to resume development of IHOP's fast-casual spinoff, Flip'd.

Establishments can resume using 100% of their dining rooms and can drop their mask requirements.

The subscription program is now available in all of the casual chain's Calfornia stores, with units elsewhere likely to participate later in the year.

Among the measures questioned by the health authorities is the lifting of limits on public places such as restaurants.

Liquor-permit fees have been suspended for two years, while a grant program for small businesses has been allocated another $2.1 billion.

Senators from both parties are airing alternatives to the $15-an-hour proposal that was swatted down Thursday night.

Seller Travel Centers of America said its nonfuel revenues were being dragged down because of full-service restaurant closings.

Cue the 'Twilight Zone' theme and hide the kids. Things are getting weird.

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