Peter Romeo

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Peter Romeo

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Why U.S. restaurateurs should heed what's happening in the U.K.

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.


Imperial Dade buys a distributor serving the Northwest

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

The company is recasting itself as a holding company for Midwestern haulers, a move that should also facilitate the adoption of new technology.

Blanchette, a former CEO of the chain, will operate the stores as a franchisee. The price he paid was not disclosed.

The former Darden Restaurants operations specialist will serve on Bloomin' Brands board and lead an "Operating Committee" to revive the casual-dining giant.

Steeper increases were seen among 69 municipalities and counties that also raised their pay floors. Here's a look at where the wage is highest.

More than a dozen restaurants were fined for failing to properly disclose that they pass along swipe fees to guests.

Asian-American hotel operators can trace their families' arrivals to just a generation or two ago. They appreciate how a more open immigration policy would ease the U.S.'s labor plight.

Reality Check: The industry can't publicly condemn Abbott's anti-immigrant measure without looking like a chronic lawbreaker.

FSC Franchise Co. anticipates cross-franchising the fast-casual brand to Beef 'O' Brady's and The Brass Tap operators.

Nearly a quarter of the year's 524 workplace homicide victims were serving customers or tending a retail establishment, the figures indicate.

The three multi-concept restaurant operators showed significant declines, with at least one blaming more serious consumers.

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