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March 23, 2010








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

UPDATE MARCH 29, 2010: MAID-RITE WINS ON FOOD SAFETY
At the last minute, Iowa's legislature refuses to allow a franchisee to use the old-fashioned cooking techniques that now don't meet code. ...[full story]

NYC TO RESTAURATEURS: MAKE THE GRADE
If reading numerical health-department scores were too tedious, maybe a boldfaced letter-grade will be better. ...[full story]

NSF PARTNERS WITH MET LABS
The goal is quicker, more efficient testing services. ...[full story]

Economic Report Henny Penny

By Robin Ashton

PUBLIC E&S COMPANIES NOT SO NEGATIVE IN Q4

Okay, maybe "good" isn't the right word. But the trend might be turning. ...
[full story]

FULL-SERVICE SAME-STORE SALES ALSO NOT SO NEGATIVE
And another vague-but-hopeful sign economic springtime might be coming. ...[full story]

TECHNOMIC SEES SLOW RECOVERY, CHALLENGES AHEAD
The foodservice turnaround, if and when it comes, won't exactly give you whiplash with its suddenness, Technomic says. ...[full story]

STRONG INTERNORGA LOOKS GOOD FOR FOODSERVICE IN EUROPE
Foodservice has had milder tribulations in Europe, too. But the big German foodservice show was upbeat. ...[full story]

GET YOUR FER 2010 E&S MARKET FORECAST WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
Since it's now more than a month old, we've discounted even this most recent update. ...[full story]

Industry Report A.J. Antunes & Co.

PANERA BOASTS FULL CALORIE DISCLOSURE
Panera becomes the first national chain to voluntarily post in all stores. ...
[full story]

LONG-TERM PLANS COOKING AT TIM HORTONS
Tim Hortons will open 900 units in North America by the end of 2013, the chain has announced. ...[full story]

NRA ANNOUNCES KITCHEN INNOVATIONS HONOREES
A panel of accomplished judges gives the nod to 16 of the industry’s most innovative new equipment and supplies items. ...[full story]

PHILIPPINES TO WELCOME P.F CHANG'S
Talk about global: The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based firm takes its Chinese menu to the Philippines. ...[full story]

NEW CONCEPTS DRIVING JOHNNY ROCKETS EXPANSION
Look for sports lounges and other concepts to add new growth. ...[full story]

CURRAN HEADS CANADA'S RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
Operator Gerard Curran, of the James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant in Calgary, Alberta, take the helm at CRFA. ...[full story]

IFMA ANNOUNCES SILVER PLATE WINNERS
On the commercial side, CEOs of CKE and Il Fornaio/Corner Bakery Café are honored along with seven non-commercial operators. ...[full story]




FER Fortnightly, published biweekly by Gill Ashton Publishing
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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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