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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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Operations

Federal shutdown cut D.C. restaurant traffic 23%, study finds

The decline was particularly sharp for fine-dining restaurants and local units of Starbucks and Chick-fil-A.

Workforce

NYC eyes restrictions on firing fast-food workers

Employees could only be discharged for what arbitrators adjudge to be “just cause.”

Responding negatively to a worker’s hairdo will be regarded as an act of discrimination.

The steakhouse chain is looking for a more modern prototype that accommodates tomorrow’s trends.

DOL's Wage and Hour Division was instructed to no longer use that standard, despite a court challenge.

The chicken chain surveyed past beneficiaries of its scholarship program and found 90% intend to keep working there even after they earn a degree.

The nontraditional-siting pioneer was killed in a botched robbery.

The doughnut chain’s new emphasis on site quality, not sheer unit counts, includes a move away from self-serve and other scaled-down outlets.

Jeff Carcara has left Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group to join Bloomin’ Brands as president of its Bonefish Grill chain.

New data shows that the universe of potential hires is growing far more slowly than the number of jobs being created by restaurant openings.

The chain will introduce the Pancizza on a limited scale in commemoration of National Pizza Day.