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June 17, 2008








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Regulatory Report Enodis

FLUSH WITH APPROVAL: EPA TO SET SPECS FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY URINALS
Let's face it: Even the 1-gal. flush is more than needed. So the EPA's looking for input on lower limits. ...[full story]

CALIFORNIA MAY PREEMPT LOCAL CALORIE COUNTERS WITH STATE BILL
Why should every hill and dale come up with a different solution?. ...
[full story]

RETRO FLUSH: ATLANTA REQUIRES LOW-FLOW TOILETS IN OLDER BUILDINGS
DeKalb County's cracking down on old buildings with old, water-hog toilets. ...[full story]

BONITA SPRINGS LOOKING AT NEW GREASE TRAP RULES
Bonita Springs, Fla., doesn't want glurp gumming up its lifestyle. ...
[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

NRA PERFORMANCE INDEX BETTER BUT STILL BELOW FLAT FOR APRIL
The hopeful question is, "Has the restaurant industry bottomed out?" ...
[full story]

ALL REGIONS SHOW SOFT OPERATOR SALES, TRAFFIC; QUICK SERVICE, QUICK CASUAL OUTPERFORM OTHERS
The softness appears to be just about everywhere, geographically. But quicker and less expensive is still better. ...[full story]

WHOLESALE FOOD PRICES EASE, MENU PRICES STILL CATCHING UP
Operators might have a chance to recover some lost margin. ...[full story]

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT FOR FER'S PRESIDENT'S PREVIEW FORECAST SEMINAR FLIES AWAY FRIDAY; OPERATORS JOIN PANEL
Big names on the opening panel will make you wish you'd signed up before June 20. ...[full story]

Industry Report FER E&S Market Forecast Meeting

TAX STIMULUS ENCOURAGES EQUIPMENT UPDATES
Yes, it almost tickles a spec/buyer's heart to see what's buried in the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008. ...[full story]

PIZZA HUT CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
Pizza Hut had a heck of a 50th birthday party at the end of May. ...
[full story]

STARBUCKS UNIT BREWS UP SELF-VENDING ESPRESSO MACHINES
High-techery on the way for the Seattle's Best Coffee brand. ...[full story]

HIGH FUEL PRICES CREATE NEW FOODSERVICE POSITION: FRY CROOK
"Your grease or your life" is getting just too weird. ...[full story]

MCD'S KICKS LAST OF TRANS FATS
Mickey D's has finally hit on the right new oil for its fries. ...[full story]

CALL FOR ENTRIES!
Suppliers, got a hot new smallwares or tabletop item?
Foodservice Equipment Reports is looking for the best. ...[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.

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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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