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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

Does employee education boost retention? One restaurant has proof

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.

People

Concessionaire Jack Hough killed in shooting

The nontraditional-siting pioneer died from injuries related to a botched robbery.

Paper versions would be provided only upon customer request.

But the data also indicate that more than one out of 10 adults—over 26 million—actually have an intolerance.

The NRAEF’s initiative is turning 1,000 line-level employees into career-minded leaders

A host of innovations are being tried to divert single-use hot-drink containers from landfills, from cup sharing to “clever cups” that can order and pay for a refill. Here’s a sampling.

The price benefits don’t always offset the ancillary services offered by distributors, according to new research.

Old recruitment methods aren’t working. Here are a few new trends in that increasingly taxing endeavor.

The FDA says it intends to follow up with labeling that specifies where the produce was grown.

The federal agency says it intends to identify safe sources of the produce.

Conceived by college students as part of a worldwide competition, the new initiative uses enterprise to tackle food insecurity.

The food-safety watchdog issued the warning after 32 people were sickened in 11 states from a suspected E. coli contamination.