Biography

Peter Romeo

Editor at Large

 Contact Peter

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.

Articles by
Peter Romeo

Page 1
Operations

New York City looks to limit what's provided with to-go orders

The bill passed on Thursday is expected to save foodservice operations money. Mayor Adams has not revealed whether he'll sign it.

Operations

U.S. Senate votes to avoid a rail strike

The move will spare foodservice from what industry leaders warned would be a disastrous supply situation.

If railroad workers should walk out, the pipeline for about 30% of the nation’s packaged food supplies would be disrupted, per the Consumer Brands Association.

Flitman, who left the distributor's arch-rival in 2018, will assume the top job next month.

The carrier has opened a convenience store-style lounge in Denver for members of its elite flyers club.

The Producer Price Index for ready-to-sell food rose 1.2% after easing in August, driven by higher charges for transportation and warehousing.

Drivers have walked off the job in Boston and central New York, and Arizona workers are honoring picket lines.

Help wanted ads will be required to include a pay range, and potential hires can't be asked about their past pay levels.

One thousand employees have walked out of all 84 of the facility's foodservice outlets in a push for higher wages, according to their union.

The small-business survey from Alignable.com also found that 9% of operators are laying off workers because they fear the economy is getting worse.

That higher hourly pay level has become the norm in online job searches, according to an analysis by Indeed.

Pork supplies were expected to fall steeply on Aug. 15 because of new farming regulations. But the rules were delayed due to an unusual agreement between industry and government.

  • Page 1