Biography

Peter Romeo

Editor at Large

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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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Retailers

Romney Wants Temporary Increase in Restaurant Workers' Pay

The Utah Republican said the “bonus” would give the employees of essential businesses an incentive to work rather than collect unemployment.

Fresh Food

Retailers Face Another Romaine Recall

Just weeks after declaring romaine lettuce was safe to eat again, federal health officials warned consumers, retailers and restaurants not to sell or eat any supplies of the green that originated from California’s Salinas Valley. 

The new packaging would designate which products are safe to consume based on where they were grown.

The coffee chain’s chairman revealed his decision—which is likely to stoke speculation that he will run for president of the United States—in a memo to employees.