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April 8, 2008








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Regulatory Report Enodis

BOSTON MULLS HOOD-CLEANING CERTIFICATION
There's a lot riding on your hood-cleaning service. Do you feel lucky? ...
[full story]

NYC RESTAURANTS GET CALORIE-POSTING REPRIEVE; GEORGIA PREEMPTS ATTEMPTS
Pardon our editorializing, but this "As The Menu-Board Turns" soap opera is getting silly. ...[full story]

BAY AREA EATERIES BILL CUSTOMERS FOR NEW HEALTHCARE COSTS
San Francisco's mandated healthcare is still facing court challenges. If it gets reversed, what happens to the revenue from the surcharges? Rebates on ham sandwiches? ...[full story]

CONNECTICUT, ALABAMA CLEAN-AIR PROPOSALS HAVE FOES SMOKING
Who has jurisdiction inside Native American casinos, anyway? And other sticky questions. ...[full story]

BALTIMORE, BOSTON, FRIENDLY'S NOT FRIENDLY TO BAD FAT
Yes, more bans of trans fats. ...[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

NRA'S PERFORMANCE INDEX REMAINS FLAT IN FEBRUARY
An uptick in same-store sales failed to assure operators, most of whom are keeping their heads securely inside their shells. ...[full story]

MENU PRICE INFLATION CUTTING INTO RESTAURANT SALES
Two research firms each find consumers resisting foodservice spending. ...[full story]

CONSUMERS JUST PLAIN GLOOMY ABOUT ECONOMY
If you were unclear on the theme of the first two stories in this section, this one oughta do it. ...[full story]

WHY ARE TRUCKERS STRIKING? DIESEL OIL PRICES ARE SETTING RECORDS
Truckers are out-of-pocket on all this, until and unless they get reimbursed. (And no, the fuel surcharges you pay sometimes don't make it back to the truckers—but that's another story.) . ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

KFC FEELS THE HEAT, INTROS GRILLED CHICKEN
KGC is coming to a store near you. ...[full story]

JACK CUTS WATER USE AT HQ IN HALF
More than just a pretty Jack face, it turns out Jack is a thrifty Jack. ...
[full story]

MCDONALD'S MCMUFFIN CREATOR DIES AT 89
Herb Peterson was a key driver in McDonald's move into the breakfast business, a move that changed the whole industry. ...[full story]

BK'S PLAN FOR NOTHING BUT WHOPPERS NO FISH TALE
All Whoppers, all the time, at a trendy new burger bistro concept. ...
[full story]

PRESSURE ON FOOD PRICES NOT EASING ANYTIME SOON
As Oliver Hardy used to say to Stan Laurel in their classic comedy movies, "This is another fine mess you've gotten us into, Stanley." ...[full story]

FMI OFFERS SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT IN JUNE
Not to be confused with FMI's annual show, coming in May. ...[full story]




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

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