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March 10, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

IN TOUGH TIMES, CHARLESTON LOOSENS RULES
What an idea—easing up on the golden goose instead of choking its goosey neck ...[full story]

CALIFORNIA ADOPTS PLAN TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING
The CARB reveals its plan for such things as refrigerant-gas recovery, energy programs and more. ... [full story]

TORONTO, TWIN CITIES TAKE ON TRANS FAT—MAYBE
Trans fats are pretty much on their way out anyway, but a couple extra shoves to the door couldn't hurt. ...[full story]

DUBLIN OPERATORS FACE FOG FEE
Okay, €1,370 a year is how much in dollars? . ...[full story]

OKLAHOMA, INDIANA CONSIDER TEETH IN SMOKING BILLS
Oklahoma wants to add some choppers to its law; Indiana wants to yank a few. ...[full story]

Economic Report Food&HotelVietnam2009

By Robin Ashton

RESTAURANT PERFORMANCE INDEX UP IN JANUARY

It's not exactly a heat wave, but "freezing" is warmer than "below freezing." ...[full story]

OPERATOR TRAFFIC FALLS IN Q4, NPD SAYS
Nixon erased tapes. Maybe we should erase the fourth quarter and just move on. ...[full story]

U.S. GDP MUCH WORSE THAN EXPECTED IN Q4
Yes, one more story about the fourth quarter. ...[full story]

Industry Report Hotelex Shanghai

FCSI GETS NEW WORLDWIDE DIGS
The consultants association heads to Ontario. ...[full story]

COLD STONE, TIM HORTONS PLAN MORE CO-BRANDING TESTS
Hmmm. Doughnuts-and-coffee traffic. And then ice-cream traffic. Two companies try a combo. ...
[full story]

CARL'S JR. DEBUTS ECO-FRIENDLY PROTOTYPE
CKE pulls the curtain off a test bed that might lead to The Next Big Thing. ...[full story]

NRA NAMES 2009 K.I. AWARD RECIPIENTS
The National Restaurant Association gives the nod to 18 equipment and supplies products for special innovation. ...[full story]

HOTELEX SHANGHAI 2009 SET TO GO
Get your visas, passports and plane tickets together. It's Shanghai time. ...[full story]




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

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