Peter Romeo

Articles by Peter Romeo
Companies target influential bloggers to promote product rollouts 
The buzz-makers increasingly targeted by restaurant publicists these days are the citizen-journalists who specialize in word of mouth.

What the election results mean for restaurateurs 
Experts: Political upheaval may not bring industry-friendly policies
Lower-priced, less volatile brands targed by private-equity firms 
The recent wave of deals shows marked differences from the deluge of the mid-2000s
Fast-food chains add TVs to their dining rooms 
Consumers typically watch about five hours of television per day, according to a 2009 Nielsen...
Michael Symon joins Cleveland Cavs' restaurant roster 
CLEVELAND It’s no coincidence that the rookie wooing Cleveland Cavaliers fans this season was a...
The burger takes a trip around the world 
Hamburgers are hailed as the quintessential American food, but a struggle for differentiation is giving...
Fun and games a strategy at Henry's Hat in L.A. 
LOS ANGELES Howitzers are likely unappreciated at Henry’s Hat, one of Los Angeles’ newest gastro-pubs....
Operators revitalize chocolate desserts with new twists 
Is there a dessert ingredient more recognized and loved than chocolate? Probably not. But restaurateurs...
Best-O-Burger's big expectations for humble sandwich 
SAN FRANCISCO A San Francisco paper once described the city’s Best-O-Burger as a fast-food restaurant...
Burger Jones cuts to the chase with tabletop tools 
MINNEAPOLIS A steak knife can say a lot about a restaurant concept, according to Phil...
Vapiano puts freshness on the table 
Restaurateurs use all kinds of cues to suggest freshness, from photographs of dew-beaded produce to...
Stephen Starr scores hit with Philly burger stand 
PHILADELPHIA Stephen Starr figured he was merely being civic-minded when he opened a retro burger...
Operators revitalize chocolate desserts with new twists 
Is there a dessert ingredient more recognized and loved than chocolate? Probably not. But restaurateurs...
Fine-dining’s Boulud joins burger brigade with DBGB 
The burger segment has plenty of fine-dining ex-pats flipping patties these days, from Bobby Flay,...
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