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February 21, 2006








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Regulatory Report Atlas Metal Industries Inc.

NYC EXPANDS ONLINE INSPECTION RATINGS
Eh, howya doon? The Big Apple's newly expanded online inspection reports now list even your minor dings....[full story]

SOCAL GAS ANNOUNCES 2006 REBATES
If you're doing business in Southern California, you could save a pile....
[full story]

FREDERICK, MD., HEALTH DEPT. NOW OKAYS RESTAURANT BUILDING PERMITS
You can't even build it until the health team signs off on your plans....
[full story]

FLAGSTAFF GETS JUMP ON STATE JUNK FOOD BAN
Arizona banned junk in the grade schools last year. Flagstaff just took the next step....[full story]

MAINE'S EU-STYLE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING BILL TAKES EFFECT
Taking a cue from Brussels, Maine has banned lead and other hazardous materials from landfills....[full story]

Economic Report FER's Customer Choice Dealer Awards

MAFSI REPORTS RECORD GROWTH IN 4Q; FORECASTS STRONG 2006
Coming off its strongest quarter ever, MAFSI's Business Barometer good weather ahead....[full story]

NRA PERFORMANCE INDEX RISES, BUT CAPITAL EXPENDITURES DIP
Restaurant sales looked good in December, but capital outlays took their usual seasonal snooze....[full story]

BLUE CHIP 2006 GDP FORECAST SLIPS
The first quarter is setting a pace that'll be hard to maintain....[full story]

GAS PRICES, RISING INTEREST RATES HAVE CONSUMERS A BIT JITTERY
Uncertainty isn't as bad as, say, a hurricane. But it's still not good....
[full story]

Industry Report Hotelex Shanghai, April 4-7, 2006

TAMPA OPS GET 'F' FOR FUNKY IN SCIENCE PROJECT
Beware of kids with Petrie dishes....[full story]

FIREHOUSE SUBS RUNS FIRE DRILL FOR NEW UNIT OPENINGS
With 100 new units planned this year, two former firefighters in Jacksonville, Fla. are setting a blazing pace....[full story]

INDUSTRY GORILLA PLANS TO OPEN A UNIT PER POUND IN 2006
McDonald's Corp., the 800-lb. gorilla of quick service, says 800 new units are on the agenda for 2006. And then there are the remods....[full story]

KEITH W. CARPENTER, WOOD STONE, PASSES
Memorials for the widely-known, 37-year industry veteran are scheduled later this week....[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; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor;
Janice Cha, senior editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. This issue edited by Jennifer Hicks.

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