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July 20, 2004








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Idaho Jumps On Smoking "Ban" Wagon
Smoking at Idaho eateries as of July 1 is now verboten….[full story]

Disputed Study Asserts Florida Restaurants Thriving With Smoking Ban
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New Codes For Texas-Bound Prefabs
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Economic ReportSponsored by Di Foodservice Companies

NPD’s CREST Reports Strong Second-Quarter Traffic Gains
Strong traffic gains across nearly all restaurant segments…[full story]

NRA’s May Restaurant Performance Index Shows Slight Declines
The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index declined a slight 0.7 point May following smaller declines…[full story]

Special Focus:
Are Commercial Operator Sales Beginning to Plateau?
Very slight softening in several recent foodservice indicators raise the question…[full story]

Technomic Top 100 Outforms Industry In ’03; Second 100 Lags
Strong gains at many major quick-service and casual-dining chains propelled the Technomic Top 100 restaurant chain companies…[full story]

Blue Chip Economists Temper Growth Forecast
After several months of great exuberance, the economists…[full story]

Industry ReportSponsored by New Age Industrial

QualServ Sells To Riverside
QualServ Corp., a multi-location supplier of fabrication, equipment, furnishings and smallwares, has been purchased….[full story]

U.S. Foodservice Puts Contract Division Up For Sale
Business will continue as usual while a buyer is sought, according to a company source….[full story]

Jacmar, Shakey’s Main Franchisee, To Buy Pizza Company For $4.5 Million
Singapore’s Inno-Pacific Holdings has sold the 61-unit Shakey’s Pizza chain….[full story]

Aga Foodservice Names Whalen To Top Sales And Marketing Post
Aga Foodservice on Friday announced the appointment of Mark Whalen as…[full story]

McDonald's Plans Two New Flagships
Chicagoland, as locals call it, is slated to get not one but two flagship McDonald's stores next year….[full story]

‘Keep Your Cool’ At Chicago-Area Refrigeration Seminar
Just about all you ever needed to know about refrigeration but were afraid to ask…[full story]



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