Foodservice Equipment Reports Fortnightly

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August 3, 2004

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Regulatory ReportSponsored by ES3

New ADA Guidelines Finally Released
Time flies when you’re having fun: Nearly five years after the Federal Register first posted proposed changes…[full story]

Ohio Restricts POS Printout Data
If you use POS printers for electronic credit transactions in Ohio….[full story]

NSF/ANSI 18 Changes Announced
Attention, makers of manual food and beverage dispensing equipment…[full story]

U.K.’s "Chip and PIN" Program To Shift Fraud Liability
Here’s a heads-up for anyone operating a restaurant that accepts credit cards in the United Kingdom…[full story]

China’s New Franchise Rules Expected By Yearend…Probably
A draft regulation on franchising is expected to clarify China’s legal definition…[full story]

Economic ReportSponsored by Atlas Metal Industries Inc.

Dealer Sales Good, Margins Only Fair, FEDA Reports
The quandary faced by many dealers is apparent in a new economic survey…[full story]

Big Chain Sales Numbers Hold Up Through July
Same-store sales at larger quick-service and midscale restaurant chains continued to grow…[full story]

NRA Reports June Sales and Traffic Up, But Expectations Edge Downward
Business remains good for most operators, according to the latest Restaurant Performance Index…[full story]

Consumer Sentiment, Expectations Improve In July Survey
Improved job prospects recently fueled slight gains in indices compiled by the University of Michigan…[full story]

Big QSRs Win By Luring Adults
Major quick-service restaurant chains have been working hard to attract adults with…[full story]

Industry ReportSponsored by Hatco Corp.

Restaurant Lobby Kiosks Make Mail-Order Easy
Two self-service kiosks have generated sales of $400 to $800 a day for Gino’s East….[full story]

Frisch's To Open 21 Golden Corrals
Look for more Golden Corral stores—21, in fact—to open in the upper Midwest over the next few years….[full story]

IHOP And Paradise Ink Deal For Up To 40 New Locations
New IHOP restaurants are selling like proverbial hotcakes….[full story]

Panera Rising
Like the dough baked daily in its ovens, Panera Bread’s store count is on the rise…[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,
and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. Editing by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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