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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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Leadership

RBI's José Cil airs the approach that earned him RB's Restaurant Leader of the Year award

The CEO of Burger King and Popeyes' parent company told attendees of the Restaurant Leadership Conference that he sees his job as setting a bold mission and building the team to achieve it.

Workforce

Starbucks' CEO sends employees a make-nice letter as union voting winds down

The communication from Kevin Johnson promises collaboration between headquarters and cafe staff members. It also pledges to increase staffing and deliver on new benefits.

The action aims to prevent the Biden administration from returning to the 80/20 rule for determining when tipped workers are entitled to a full wage.

The move announced by Mayor de Blasio would expand the current requirement on restaurants to all employers.

Only 17,580 workers were hired last month in the hospitality industry, leaving employers in the leisure sector with a 7.9% shortfall in labor. But some sectors of the supply chain showed more marked improvement.

The administration also urged employers not to delay preparations for the employee vaccine mandate, a sign the White House expects the historic measure to survive a court challenge.

The founder of the barbecue chain that bears his name had little going for him as a youngster. And that, he says, was what likely gave him an edge.

Staff members leading the organizing effort in Buffalo, N.Y., say they're fielding inquiries from other stores. Meanwhile they're already thinking about contract negotiations.

The federal regulator has asked a federal court to direct the parent of Daily Grill to negotiate quickly and responsibly.

Employees of a Tudor's Biscuit World unit in West Virginia have petitioned federal regulators to schedule a union vote.

Starting Nov. 24, restaurants have a choice of either requiring vaccines or facemasks.

The measure passed last week prohibits employers from requiring staff vaccines unless a wide array of exemptions are also offered.

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