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April 21, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

INTERIOR DESIGNERS FOR KITCHEN LAYOUT IN FLORIDA?
Well, we're not so sure about sizing the fan motor, but we love the tangerine side skirting with the turquoise hood. ...[full story]

N.C. TOWN OFFERS INCENTIVE TO CUT FOG
Salisbury, N.C., is offering grants to grease the transition to grease traps and interceptors. ... [full story]

S.F. RESTAURATEURS DENIED HEALTH-INSURANCE RELIEF
For now, at least, San Francisco restaurants have to begin chipping in for mandatory health insurance. ...[full story]

AFTER FAT, TOWN NOW TARGETS CALORIES
Brookline, Mass., is considering a labeling law that would cover independents as well as multiunit concepts. ...[full story]

SURF CITY IMPLEMENTS FOG LAW TO KEEP SURF DOWN
Surf City, N.C., doesn't want anybody shooting a sewer-overflow curl. ...
[full story]

YOUR MAMA CAN'T DANCE, BUT YOUR DADDY CAN ROCK AND ROLL
Police in Midlothian, Va., get some weird calls from restaurant-bars. ...
[full story]

Economic Report Food&HotelVietnam2009

By Robin Ashton

VIEW FROM THE ROAD: IT'S A DINING BARGAIN BONANZA

Our publisher and national sales manager hit the road and get stuffed full of half-price wings and two-fer entrees. ...[full story]

FOOD PRICES STILL FALLING, MENU PRICES STILL RISING
Wholesale prices are down, but food-away-from-home prices aren't. ...
[full story]

GENERAL ECONOMIC NUMBERS SLIGHTLY BETTER IN LATEST FORECASTS
Most numbers still aren't good, but a few are a little better. ...
[full story]

GET YOUR OWN COPY OF THE REVISED FER E&S MARKET FORECAST
Yes, times are tough, but you don't yet have to share somebody else's copy of the forecast. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

FER MAGAZINE TO HOST NEW 'INNOVATIONS EXCHANGE' MEETING
Think of it as speed dating with suppliers. Sort of. ...[full story]

MIDDLEBY CHANGES UP DIVISIONAL, OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Three top execs see their roles morph, expand. ... [full story]

QUIZNO'S CREATES LEASE-RENEGOTIATION PROGRAM
Chain headquarters is helping franchisees get leases adjusted to new real-estate realities. ...[full story]

YUM! BUYS INTO CHINA RESTAURANT GROUP
Yum! becomes the second-largest stakeholder in a 375-unit concept. ...
[full story]

NRA OFFERS NEW ONLINE FOOD-SAFETY COURSE FOR SERVERS
Online food-safety training offers special focus on servers. ...[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.

Questions or comments? Please send them tobward@fermag.com.

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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