Peter Romeo

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Peter Romeo

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Operations

House committee hears how crime is hurting restaurants

The CEO of the Elmer's pancake chain shares how its units have been stung, even to the point of having to close.

Operations

Maybe cash should be king again for restaurants

Reality Check: Credit card fees are increasingly being passed along to consumers, offsetting a moderation in menu inflation. Operators need to do something about that.

The diner chain also announced preliminary sales results for Q4, with comps rising 1.5% at franchised units and sliding 1.2% at corporate stores.

Workers United has filed for regulators' approval to part company with an Ultimo Coffee cafe. The move comes as a majority of the coffee shop's employees take steps to oust the group.

Restaurant Rewind: Chances are the weight-loss schemes currently in vogue won't come close to having the influence one fad had 25 years ago.

Raul Gil, the proprietor of three Casa Don Juan restaurants, was also found guilty of drafting bogus financial records to support his inaccurate tax filings.

A resolution thwarting adoption of a new definition will be put to a vote within days, according to the International Franchise Association.

Working Lunch: It promises to be an historic year politically, with plenty of pandering by candidates and action on a slew of issues, from service fees to credit-card processing charges

The NRA Educational Foundation has also announced its leaders for the coming year.

The fast-growing sushi chain projects that it will be helped later this year by a major change in California's wage requirements.

Reality Check: Soaring menu prices are expected to cut Britain's population of fish-and-chips joints in half. There's a lesson in there for operators on this side of the Atlantic.

Insight Distributing is the 77th company to be acquired by Imperial Dade since management was assumed by the Tillis family.

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