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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

NYC considers capping delivery-service commissions

Legislation introduced this morning would also prohibit the services from charging for calls that don’t result in a sale, and require that the commission portion of a delivery sale be revealed to consumers.

Leadership

Red Robin investor resumes its push for control

Vintage Capital is commencing a proxy fight to land four seats on the restaurant company’s board. It alleges that current directors haven’t been forthcoming about acquisition offers.

The co-branding effort figures large in the casual chain’s updated turnaround plan.

ICV completed its purchase of Diversified Restaurant Holdings in a deal valued at $180 million.

Robert Cornog and Richard Flaherty plan to expand the 200-unit Asian noodle concept on this side of the Atlantic.

The takeout option helped the family chain post a 3.8% comp gain despite an ebb in traffic.

The redefinition narrows the circumstances under which a restaurant brand's owner can be held accountable for a franchisee's possible violation of union protection laws.

The 24-year chain veteran will oversee the concept’s U.S. expansion.

IHOP will also tout its bargains, and both brands will make a push for more catering business, according to their parent company.

The former model succumbed to Alzheimer’s after a seven-year battle.

The offer marks the billionaire’s second bid for a restaurant brand in roughly a week.

The offer, presented by the concept collector's Golden Nugget business, is the stalking horse bid. An auction is scheduled to be conducted next week.

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