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January 6, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

BAY AREA CHARBROILERS CAN REGISTER ONLINE
As reported last year, new charbroiler standards kicked in Jan. 1. If you haven't already registered, better get on it. ...[full story]

GREASE, THE SEQUEL, PLAYS OUT IN MILWAUKIE
Wherein city council members find out that no good deed goes unpunished. ...[full story]

CHARLOTTE, OGDEN LIMIT VENDOR TRUCKS, CARTS
Yes, Bob, today's quiz-show category is "Things With Wheels". ...
[full story]

SAN JOSE SETS STRONGER GREEN-BUILDING STANDARDS
Green is good. Greener is better. ...[full story]

Economic Report Food&HotelVietnam2009

By Robin Ashton

NRA FORECASTS 1% REAL SALES DECLINE IN 2009

Quick service likely will eke out some growth. Other segments, not so much. ...[full story]

NRA INDEX HITS ANOTHER RECORD LOW
Does the 13th month of negative growth sound unlucky? ...[full story]

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, EXPECTATIONS REMAIN VERY LOW
If consumer confidence were a swimmer, it'd need a scuba tank. ...
[full story]

FER STILL FORECASTS 3.8% REAL DECLINE FOR E&S
Our mid-October revision still looks pretty much on target. ...[full story]

Industry Report The NAFEM Show '09

KRISPY KREME UNVEILS SMALLER PROTOTYPE
A tight new footprint costs less to build, staff and operate. ...[full story]

CULVER'S NEW PROTO CUTS CONSTRUCTION COSTS
Culver's finds a way to cut building costs while boosting seating. ...
[full story]

NEW TOOL HELPS BUDGET LANDSCAPE-WATER NEEDS
WaterSense, the Environmental Protection Agency's water-conservation program, has something pretty cool for you. ...[full story]

TORONTO PREPS FOR CRFA SHOW
Time to dust off the show shoes. ...[full story]




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This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher; Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor

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