Peter Romeo

Editor at Large

 Contact Peter

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.

Articles by
Peter Romeo

Page 1

New training effort targets ex-offenders, disengaged youths

Under a new Chicago initiative, those populations will be given the skills needed to pursue careers in restaurants.


Jamie Oliver’s restaurant group files for bankruptcy protection

About 22 restaurants have closed, putting 1,000 out of work.

Pret parent JAB is adding the U.K.’s Eat to its stable, but for its conversion potential.

The longtime Charleston chef popularized Southern foods with his fine-dining restaurants, where grits and pimento cheese were readily found in the kitchen.

The initiative sets a career path that employees can follow for upward mobility, complete with certifications attesting to their abilities.

The concessionaire was honored with the Gold Plate award at a gala Saturday night in Chicago.

Operators are keeping an eye on food costs and the possible effects on consumer spending.

A transformative force during her 12-year tenure, Sweeney said she will retire when her contract expires at year’s end.

The report shows that a high percentage of young people are buying meals more often from the rival retail channel.

A handful of state and local proposals could build into major causes for celebration--or concern.

With inspiration from an unlikely source, operations have changed significantly inside the kitchens of Legal Sea Foods, the high-volume polished-casual operation concentrated along the East Coast. 

The national ProStart competition gives aspiring industry stars a chance to get their careers rolling.