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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Chili's reaches out to military personnel with training opportunity

The casual chain is inviting service men and women to pursue apprenticeships to become restaurant managers.


Can’t you do better than ‘Help Wanted’?

Old recruitment methods aren’t working. Here are a few new trends in that increasingly taxing endeavor.

With so many restaurants offering delivery, how does a brand stand out? Here are three newly announced attempts.

A New York judge decided a retroactive royalty of 5% would be fair.

The casual chain says a party of six can get a complete meal for under $10 per person.

The first two days of the Global Restaurant Leadership Conference provided insights into a number of the dynamics reshaping the worldwide restaurant industry. Here’s a sampling.

Casual chains cite problems abroad. Labor is one of the global ailments.

The four global leaders were presented with this year's GRLC Distinction Awards.

The reissue of guidelines tossed in 2009 are expected to shield full-service establishments from lawsuits alleging underpayment of servers.

New research finds turnover climbing again, along with restaurants’ hiring plans.

Remembering what happened in a Killeen, Texas, Luby’s 27 years ago.

Still unanswered: Why that particular restaurant, and what set the gunman off?