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April 6, 2010








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

IOWA DECIDES AGAINST 82-YEAR-OLD COOKING PRACTICE
Loose meat doesn't mean loose practices, Iowa decides. ...[full story]

SCOTTSDALE PONDERS DISPOSER BAN
Mix food waste, grease and bacteria, and simmer at desert temperatures until aromatic. ...[full story]

HEALTHCARE BILL MAKES MENU LABELING MANDATORY
A single national standard ends the patchwork. ...[full story]

SENATE COMMITTEE PROPOSES EQUIPMENT ASSISTANCE
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 emerges from committee and would include money for equipment. ...[full story]

FEDS SHUTTER WHALE-MEAT SUSHI STORE
It took some Oscar winners to crack the case of the mystery meat at a restaurant called Hump. ...[full story]

Economic Report Henny Penny

By Robin Ashton

RESTAURATEURS' EXPECTATIONS RISE SHARPLY AS CURRENT CAPITAL EXPENDITURE MARKER HITS RECORD LOW

It's always darkest before the dawn, apparently. ...[full story]

CONSUMER SPENDING AT RESTAURANTS FELL IN 2009, SAYS NPD, AS OVERALL TRAFFIC FELL 4%
When traffic drops more than check averages rise, the till is definitely down. ...[full story]

EVEN BIG CHAINS STRUGGLED LAST YEAR, TECHNOMIC REPORTS IN ITS ANNUAL TOP 500
Misery loves company. Including BIG company. ...[full story]

WHOLESALE FOOD PRICES RISE AGAIN, WHILE MENU-PRICE INCREASES ARE AT 50-YEAR LOW
Can you say margin? Mister Rogers knew you could. ...[full story]

CONFIDENCE MEASURES SHOW CONSUMERS REMAIN WARY
The economy may be improving, but most consumers will believe it when they see it. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

ITW MARKS THIRD YEAR AS ENERGY STAR HONOREE
"Sustained Excellence," the award says. ...[full story]

BRINKER SELLING ON THE BORDER
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is on the Brink(er) of changing hands. ...
[full story]

BEIJING, DUBAI ADD FATBURGER STORES
Fatburger is betting on global growth. ...[full story]

DARDEN DESIGNING EIGHT LEED-BASED UNITS
Darden's eyeing sustainability just about everywhere. ...[full story]

MOE'S SOUTHWEST WILL ADD 50 STORES, EXPAND TO TURKEY
When Moe talks Turkey, it's not just gobble, gobble. ...[full story]

RED MANGO PREPARES FOR AIRPORT LANDINGS
The Dallas frozen-yogurt chain is on final approach at an airport near you. ...
[full story]

AHF DEBUTS FIRST REGIONAL CHAPTERS
Seven new regional chapters have been approved. ...[full story]

L.A. FOOD-TRUCK CHAIN PLANS FRANCHISING
Korean taco-truck chain readies to expand. ...[full story]




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This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher, and Jan Sellers Ashton, contributing editor. Edited by Jan Sellers Ashton with Brian Ward, chief editor.
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