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July 3, 2007








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Regulatory Report Delfield Co./Enodis

LAWSUIT STALLS NYC MENU BOARD MAKEOVER
New York's plan to hurt only restaurants that volunteer to do the right thing has hit a snag. What are YOU lookin' at? .....[full story]

MICHIGAN EYES TOUGHER FOOD CODE
Michigan legislators are sick of, well, people getting sick from unsanitary foodservice employees.....[full story]

NRA EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT BIOFUELS
First corn ethanol makes corn expensive. Then you're down to roots and berries. But those are gone too, because everyone's planting corn....
[full story]

NEW FOOD CODE IN EFFECT IN WESTERN ILLINOIS
Monmouth, Ill., didn't have a food code, presumably because it didn't need one. Now it does. Have one, we mean....[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

JULY 6 EARLY DEADLINE FOR FER PRESIDENT'S PREVIEW FORECAST MEETING
What're you waiting for? A discount?....[full story]

TECHNOMIC REVISES FORECASTS UPWARD AT 'RESTAURANT TRENDS' MEET
Inflation and full-service resiliency were among surprises noted at the annual conference.....[full story]

McDONALD'S GROWS ROBUSTLY, PLANS FASTER OPENINGS
Big same-store gains, plus bigger system growth. And did we mention accelerated new-unit development?....[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

UPGRADED DATA PROTOCOL NOW LETS POS TALK TO KITCHEN EQUIPMENT
NAFEM's system to let kitchen equipment talk to your PC can now talk with your POS system too!....[full story]

R.W. SMITH & CO. DONATES $10,000 TO ROAD TO ATLANTA CHARITY RIDE
Hey, cowboy, where you goin' with that saddlebag full o' hunnerts?....
[full story]

WENDY'S, APPLEBEE'S CONSIDER SELLING; FRIENDLY DOES
These days, even the big ones look to partner up....[full story]

TGI FRIDAY'S SAYS SMALLER PORTIONS TO SHOW PROFITS
Traffic's up. Check averages are almost even and rising. Meals smaller than your head might actually work....[full story]




FER Fortnightly, published biweekly by Gill Ashton Publishing
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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; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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