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Peter Romeo

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Peter Romeo

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Teamsters pushes against Sysco-US Foods deal

Union powerhouse says restaurants are among the parties concerned about the restraint in competition, even with the deal offered last week.

Franchise industry turns to Congress for ‘joint employer’ relief

A new coalition of parties affected by the NLRB’s regulatory change is targeting Capitol Hill for legislation setting out franchisors’ responsibilities.

An assessment of the Starbucks CEO’s political sensibilities provides some lessons on his business style.

Co-founder Craig Culver will retire on his 65th birthday, turning over control to president/COO Phil Keiser.

Domestic same-store sales inched upward by 0.4 percent, falling short of the 1 percent gain forecast by analysts.

The company, now one of the industry’s largest franchisors, is adding a level of group presidents with multichain responsibilities.

The retro brand is the second company this week to anoint a president-level executive to foster more licensing business as well as traditional brick-and-mortar expansion.

The former AARP executive will continue to lead the industry’s leading association at last until 2020.

Chipotle’s conscious uncoupling with its pork supplier is a lesson for the industry.

Taco Bell risks skewing a product test, an app demonstrates the power of charging by the ingredient, the homeless find work at Galatoire’s, and McDonald’s puts its name on a retail product—for $18,000 a pop.

The new creamer will spare consumers with dairy or soy allergies from having to drink their coffee black.

KFC also finished 2014 with a surge, topping year-ago unit sales by 6 percent.

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