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June 2, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

SANTA MONICA REVIEWING OUTDOOR, INDOOR DESIGN STANDARDS
At what point does outdoor become indoor, in which case you're looking at different standards? Suddenly we're not so sure...[full story]

N.Y. GOVERNOR PROPOSES STATEWIDE MENU LABELING
Picture the New York City labeling law. Then go statewide, and add c-store and grocery chains. ...[full story]

BEER CAPITAL OF AMERICA NIXES PUBLIC-AREA SMOKING
Beer-mecca Wisconsin bans smoking in bars among other places. But nobody's messing with the Bratwursts. ...[full story]

Economic Report FER E&S Market Forecast Meetings

By Robin Ashton

NRA RESTAURANT PERFORMANCE INDEX JUMPS IN APRIL

Yes! The RPI rollercoaster looks like it might've hit the bottom of the downhill. ...[full story]

WHEN WILL ECONOMY TURN? GREEN SHOOTS BEGINNING TO SPROUT
If you don't care for the rollercoaster analogy in the blurb above, how about a springtime one? ...[full story]

REAL FOODSERVICE OPERATOR SALES TO CONTRACT 5% IN 2009, TECHNOMIC FORECASTS
The Chicago-based consulting firm has updated its forecast to account for woeful first-quarter reports. ...[full story]

TECHNOMIC TOP 500 CHAIN STUDY CHARTS CHALLENGES, SUCCESSES
Sure, 2008 was a donkey of a year for foodservice. But there were brighter spots, and they tended to be larger brands. ...[full story]

FER SETS AUG. 5 FOR ANNUAL PRESIDENT'S PREVIEW FORECAST SEMINAR
In this challenging environment, would you rather know less or more? ...
[full story]

Industry Report Food&HotelVietnam2009

NSF BESTOWS FOOD SAFETY AWARDS
NSF International honors six who've made a difference. ...[full story]

CHIPOTLE NEW-UNIT OPENINGS ON TRACK
Chipotle's 2009 pace is just about even with last year's. ...[full story]

HEARTLAND FOOD CORP. BUYS 20 BURGER KINGS
Burger King's third-largest franchisee in North America has added to its portfolio of stores. ...[full story]

HURRICANE GRILL SPREADS EXPANSION WINGS
Less than a half-year after acquiring the Hurricane Grill & Wings chain, Hurricane AMT is moving ahead with aggressive expansion. ...[full story]

ACE MART'S NORM GUSTAFSON PASSES
Norman "Gus" Gustafson, dealer visionary and pioneer, will be sorely missed. ...[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; Brian Ward, chief editor
Janice Cha, senior editor; Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor;
Jan Sellers Ashton, contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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