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Biography

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

Off-premise proves an effective bridge for casual dining

Takeout and delivery have helped many of the segment's big brands weather the lockdown of dining rooms. Will that momentum continue?

Financing

Court OKs $93M credit bid for CraftWorks’ assets

The remains of Logan’s, Old Chicago and the holding company’s other brands will be acquired by CraftWorks’ senior lender.

Officials of both political parties have indicated the eight-week spending deadline will likely be extended. The requirement that 75% of the money go to payroll appears iffier.

Chains are establishing new roles and responsibilities as dining rooms reopen.

Proceeds from the private stock sale will be used to offset COVID-19-related debt and fund the addition of more history-laced pubs and attractions.

Operators and Republican leaders are pushing for protections against liability suits.

But at a meeting with industry representatives yesterday, the president kept pushing business-meal deductibility as a better route to prosperity.

Gov. Jay Inslee is sticking with the requirement that restaurants record who has eaten in their restaurants and when, but has alerted consumers that they can withhold their specifics.

Former Sysco CEO Tom Bene will assume the job on June 1.

The increased sales amount to about $900 a day. The added costs can run $500 to $1,000.

Restaurants may be less busy than they've ever been, but the same can't be said for labor advocates.

The state's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the prohibitions on business reopenings are unconstitutional.

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