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July 25, 2006








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Regulatory Report Franke Foodservice Systems

CHICAGO BANS FOIE GRAS, EYES TRANS FATS
Amid the big-city bickering over corruption, healthcare problems, education and so on, Chicago turns its attention to...your menu.[full story]

SAN FRANCISCO SITTING ON FOAM LAW FOR 30 DAYS
Oakland pulled the trigger on its polystyrene foam ban. San Francisco has the hammer cocked....[full story]

CALIFORNIA SAYS PLUMBING MUST GET LEAD OUT
California's tightening its definition of "lead-free" pipes and fittings, and it's adding some references that may impact foodservice....[full story]

MARICOPA CALLS CRITICAL HEALTH CODE VIOLATIONS CRIMINAL
Famous for its sweltering "tent city" outdoor jail in the Phoenix Valley, Maricopa County, Ariz., is now prosecuting some critical health code violators on criminal charges....[full story]

THREE STATES PASS 'MERLOT-TO-GO' LAWS
Kansas, Ohio and Rhode Island join states saying you can take it with you. Just don't start driving "Sideways."....[full story]

Economic Report FER E&S Market Forecast: Focus on Channels

WHEN IN LIFE DO YOU GET ANOTHER CHANCE? READ ON...
If you couldn't make it to this week's Market Forecast President's Preview meeting outside Chicago, you'll get a second shot at a similar meeting....[full story]

TECHNOMIC LOWERS OPERATOR FORECAST FOR 2006
The research and consulting firm takes a couple tenths off most categories' forecast....[full story]

MEANWHILE, MCDONALD'S CHUGS ALONG, AND EVEN SOME AIRLINES DO WELL
McDonald's charges ahead, and strong reports from the travel sector bode well for foodservice, too....[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

BENNIGAN'S UP TO 30 UNITS IN SOUTH KOREA
And two more are due to open there by year's end....[full story]

LENNY'S SUBS CONTINUES AGGRESSIVE EXPANSION
As many as 41 new Lenny's Subs will surface in Nevada and California....[full story]

CHURCH'S ISN'T CHICKEN ABOUT OPENING NEW UNITS
Four big deals push Church's Chicken halfway to big expansion plans this year....[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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