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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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Workforce

Biden sets $15 wage as requirement for federal foodservice contracts

An executive order issued by the White House on Tuesday also requires that use of a tip credit be phased out by 2024.

Operations

CDC chief warns there could be another COVID surge if states don't slow reopenings

Rochelle Walensky's emotional alert comes as foodservice operations report strengthening sales under loosened restrictions.

A new study traces an uptick in infections to the reopening of dining rooms just as states start rolling back restrictions.

An in-depth economic analysis shows nearly 1 million workers would be pulled out of poverty, but 1.4 million jobs would be eliminated.

The legislative body also boosted the chances of Congress passing President Biden’s $1.9 trillion aid package.

OSHA strengthened its employer recommendations for keeping workers safe, including what to do about vaccines.

The foodservice industry is well into a second wave of indoor-dining shutdowns. Here are five ways how this sweep might be different from the experience in March and April.

The advisories came as California suspended dine-in service in highly populated San Diego County.

Ghost kitchens and other adjustments to new realities are bringing permanent shifts in diner behavior, according to a new study.

The agency has added airborne contamination as an indoor danger, though a lesser one.

Single-use plastic straws would also be prohibited under the measure, which has not yet been signed into law by Gov. Murphy.

The state is one of several that have lifted restrictions on foodservice operations this week.

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