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June 27, 2006








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Regulatory Report Franke Foodservice Systems

SAN ANTONIO HOLDS OFF ON CHAIN BAN
The city doesn't want chain-ification diluting the local flavor of its famed River Walk. But it's holding another hearing before voting....[full story]

CHICAGO PROPOSES DOG-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS
Which raises the question, "Who focuses on this kind of thing, anyway?" ....[full story]

ANNAPOLIS CONSIDERS MANDATORY FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATION
There's nothing worse than a visiting Washington, D.C., politician with a digestive disturbance....[full story]

IRS EXPLAINS ENERGY EFFICIENCY DEDUCTIONS
Passing a law is one thing. Letting you in on it is something else....
[full story]

OSHA RULES ON HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM EFFECTIVE SOON
If you're welding or grinding stainless, you might have a problem you didn't know about....[full story]

Economic Report FER E&S Economic Forecast Meetings

SIGN UP FOR FER'S 2007 E&S MARKET FORECAST PRESIDENT'S PREVIEW JULY 27
The big meeting's only about a month away. If you need to know what's happening, better sign up now....[full story]

LEADING ECONOMISTS TRIM FORECASTS FOR U.S. GROWTH
Rising energy costs and interest rates take their toll on confidence....
[full story]

MORE SIGNS OF A SLOWDOWN IN OPERATOR SALES
Data from around the industry show performance dipping....[full story]

MCDONALD'S GROWTH CONTINUES TO HUM ALONG
While the rest of the industry is losing some momentum, McDonald's could say "Bring it on."....[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

NEW DUNKIN' PROTOTYPE SIGNALS GROWTH PLANS
A new, tighter prototype makes more display room for new products....
[full story]

PAPA JOHN'S TAKES A PASSAGE TO INDIA
Papa John's signs a huge deal in India....[full story]

FEDA SETS NEW STANDARDS FOR INCOMING MEMBERS
The Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association raises the bar....
[full story]

HURRICANE-DAMAGED CONVENTION CENTER RESTORED
Aramark got two restaurants, a food court and the central kitchen in the New Orleans convention center up and running this month....[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, contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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