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January 20, 2010








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

PHILADELPHIA'S MENU BOARDS FILL UP
And so do its printed menus—with everything from calories to fat, sodium and carb counts. ...[full story]

NYC SETS VOLUNTARY TARGETS FOR REDUCING SODIUM
Tired of citizens retaining water and having high blood pressure, New Yawk is urging operators to cut the sodium. ...[full story]

CITY MAY TRADE PARKING FOR BETTER SIDEWALK SEATING
San Luis Obispo, Calif., priced itself out of the sidewalk-seating biz. Now it's rethinking. ...[full story]

CLEVELAND CODE COMPLIANCE GOES ONLINE
From now on, Cleveland operators will have their health-inspection results on the Internet for all to see. ...[full story]

SHADES OF FOOTLOOSE: CITY BARS DANCING IN RESTAURANT
Well now, see, if your restaurant's patrons are so happy they set to dancing, maybe you're not really a restaurant after all. ...[full story]

Economic Report Henny Penny

By Robin Ashton

ARE THINGS STARTING TO LOOK UP A BIT?

Okay, the shoots are small. But we're pretty sure they're green. ...[full story]

U.S. FOODSERVICE TRAFFIC DECLINES STEEPEST OF WIDE GROUP
This foodservice recession has hit a lot of countries now, but not as hard as right here. ...[full story]

NRA TO RELEASE 2010 INDUSTRY FORECAST THIS WEEK
Time to find out what's what! ...[full story]

FER TO PRESENT REVISED E&S FORECAST AT MUFES
The target keeps shifting, so the forecast does too. Get the latest next month at the upcoming Multiunit Foodservice Equipment Symposium. ...[full story]

Industry Report A.J. Antunes & Co.

MCDONALD'S TAPS THOMPSON AS NEW PRESIDENT
Don Thompson, engineer, is the new president and COO of McDonald's Corp. ...[full story]

NAKEDPIZZA ANNOUNCES 50-UNIT DEAL FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
Florida NKP gets the development rights. ...[full story]

WENDY'S DEBUTS FIRST OF 35 SINGAPORE UNITS
Franchisee Kopitiam Group opens in the historic Old Market. ...[full story]

BRINKER OPENS IN SAUDI ARABIA, SETS GLOBAL EXPANSION GOAL
Dubai might have the world's tallest building, but Saudi Arabia now has a Maggiano's. ...
[full story]

APPLEBEE'S HITS 2,000-UNIT MILESTONE
The biggest casual-dining brand opens its latest in Harlem. ...[full story]




FER Fortnightly, published biweekly by Gill Ashton Publishing
(publishers of Foodservice Equipment Reports),
covers key regulatory, economic and general foodservice industry news with a special emphasis
on issues impacting the equipment and supplies industry.

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

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