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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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Sustainability

Could gas cooktops become a thing of the past?

The California Restaurant Association has sued the city of Berkeley over its ban on natural gas-fueled kitchens in new construction.

Operations

Eateries face another romaine recall

Health authorities say only lettuce from a certain area may pose a risk.

A new proposal would mandate time-and-a-half pay for salaried employees who earn less than $57,500 as of 2026.

Nearly 50 people have been sickened by yellowfin from a Vietnamese supplier.

An alliance formed by the National Restaurant Association and two other food industry groups has announced an agreement with three departments of the U.S. government.

Halting sales of the beverages led to weight loss, according to the findings.

New Jersey and Michigan are the latest states to consider setting their own rules for overtime pay instead of relying on federal regulations.

Recent research may offer a salve for what ails employers.

Foodservice managers would need to earn 28% more than the new federal threshold to be ineligible for time-and-a-half pay.

Students in 10 counties could use their assistance credits at local restaurants.

Natha Dempsey will move up from the vice president role.

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