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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Weekend defibrillator report: News that should jolt any restaurateur

Here are some guaranteed shockers that might have slipped past.


Romaine E. coli outbreak spreads to 23 states

Authorities are still looking at possible sources in the Salinas growing area of California.

A federal judge cleared the way despite protests from one side in the fierce family battle.

Six months into the job, James O’Reilly is re-stoking the barbecue.

The former CMO of Cheesecake and Noodles & Co. is joining fellow Schlotzsky’s alumnus Kelly Roddy to facilitate expansion.

Patrons of company stores in 27 states may have had personal data stolen, the chain warned.

Large operations would need to warn employees at least 60 days beforehand.

The barbecue landmark will begin shipping products to the homes of patrons who pay a monthly fee.

An easier-to-develop Punch Bowl prototype was shuttered after four months.

The company posted a decline in comps on a drop in traffic for all three of its restaurant brands and announced an outsourcing of several headquarters functions.

The action alleged that a cook was subjected to racial slurs from co-workers.

The deal expands Xperience Restaurant Group’s holdings to nine brands and 62 restaurants.

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