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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Meat replacement sales up 268% at restaurants, study shows

But the costs of those products are also climbing steeply.


Canada to ban plastic food containers by 2021

Prime Minister Trudeau says his administration will also work with the country’s provinces to require a plastic litter cleanup by foodservice operations and other users of nonbiodegradable packaging.

A new study offers some insights.

The onetime busboy was selected from the top operators in nine foodservice categories.

With inspiration from an unlikely source, operations have changed significantly inside the kitchens of Legal Sea Foods.

ProStart’s national competition gives aspiring industry stars the chance to jumpstart their careers.

The lines between channels are blurring even further as retailers try some of restaurants’ recent means to build sales.

A restaurant chain is building its program on only meatless options.

Stores near institutions of higher learning are extending their hours and offering freebies to entice students.

The state is outlawing the commonly used packages, with Hawaii also contemplating a ban.

A survey of stadium and arena viewers found a pent-up desire for more convenience and faster service, starting with the ability to order from their seats.

But federal officials say they haven’t been able to identify the potential eateries, supermarkets or suppliers involved.