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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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California recloses restaurant dining rooms statewide

Bars have been ordered to cease all operations, including to-go business, as the state works to slow COVID-19.


Industry groups turn to courts, customers and staff to force reopenings

Groups in New Mexico and Texas go to court to thwart governors' shutdown orders.

More jurisdictions, including Texas, say they may have to take that route to temper the surge.

The Democratic presidential candidate's position on pay is one of the policy stances he spells out in his plan for the country. Here are some of the pledges that could pertain to restaurants.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says states seeing spikes in coronavirus cases should "seriously" consider reclosings.

The government has announced that it will pick up 50% of consumers’ dine-in meals every Monday through Wednesday until September to stimulate re-hiring and the economy.

As the crisis enters its fifth month, operators are still looking for insight on these matters keeping them up at night.

With the industry in contraction mode, how will tomorrow's restaurant leaders be forged?

Its two chains saw similar sales shifts—one sharply up, the other steeply down

The burger chain has introduced a new mascot, Dolly, to hawk a sandwich aimed at competing with Popeyes' hot product.

The SBA released detailed information revealing which companies received federal stimulus dollars. Here's a look at some of the restaurants that received them.

Its mayor says the emergency action is needed to keep local hospitals from being overwhelmed, making it the latest major jurisdiction to shut down over the coronavirus resurgence.

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