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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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Operations

Florida lifts COVID restrictions on restaurants

Eating and drinking places can immediately resume their pre-pandemic operations, including full use of dining rooms.

Leadership

CDC's recent moves have the industry scratching its head

The National Restaurant Association is among the parties awaiting clarification, especially on air circulation and filtration

The emotional connection and controls on execution just aren’t there, according to its CEO.

Included were 225 Darden employees who opted for early retirement and former COO Dave George, whose departure was described as an “involuntary separation.”

Capacity caps and most operational limits will be removed on Saturday.

The state is one of several that have lifted restrictions on restaurants this week.

Melting Pot Social blends signatures of the fondue chain with fast-casual elements.

Jim Mazany, new CEO of parent company SPB Hospitality, points out that he’s walked this path a time or two before.

About a third could not pay any rent at all, according to a study by the New York City Hospitality Alliance.

Securities documents show that no offer has yet been made, but due diligence is underway.

The survey also found that 5% would check out that model if it'd help a favorite restaurant stay afloat.

City officials did not set a date for dining rooms to reopen, but said it will come after Sept. 30.

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