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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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Hunt for E. coli source homes in on ground beef

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

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N.Y. county bans unvaccinated minors from area eateries

Rockland County says the measure is necessary because a measles outbreak has reached crisis proportions.

In a career that shifted from politics to business and back, the West Point graduate led one of the industry’s largest foodservice operations and later invested in several others through The Carlyle Group.

The American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics say hospitals and medical centers could change social norms by showcasing how they lead consumers to healthier beverages.

The measure is expected to cost the foodservice industry tens if not hundreds of millions in additional overtime pay and prompt some operators to turn supervisory positions into hourly jobs.

Restaurant advocates argue that more than doubling the lowest pay rate would backfire, causing a loss of jobs.

The call for two weeks of paid time off for virtually all employees of foodservice operations and other businesses is drawing a spotlight.

The latest labor dynamics may surprise operators.

Fostering a connection with hourlies and managers can improve everything from kitchen safety to absenteeism and sales.

A new report from a federal watchdog details immigrants being served rotten meat and moldy bread.

The new legislation also extends the don’t ask-don’t get requirement of state law to grab-and-go places.

Chick-fil-A surveyed past beneficiaries of its tuition assistance program and found that 90% intend to keep working at the chain even after they earn a degree.