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September 10, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

SOME BROILERS MAY GET BREAK IN SAN JOAQUIN
Public hearings were, well, heard. ...[full story]

MORE TWISTS IN SAN FRANCISCO'S HEALTHCARE CASE
Interestingly, two restaurant operators are among small businesses saying the city's required healthcare-insurance contribution is turning out to be no big deal. ...[full story]

THREE TRIES AND FOG'S IN, NOT OUT
After balking at overly ambitious proposals, Zanesville, Ohio, passes a less expensive version of a new Fats-Oils-Grease law. ...[full story]

NEW UTAH BAR LAWS A GOOD-NEWS-BAD-NEWS STORY
Who knew there'd be a shortage of licenses to be had? ...[full story]

COMMENT PERIOD ON SMART IRRIGATION NOW OPEN
Have ideas for how irrigation control should be done? Speak now or forever shut your spigot. ...[full story]

Economic Report Internorga 2010

By Robin Ashton

PUBLIC E&S MANUFACTURERS REPORT BIG SALES DROPS FOR Q2, H1

Yes, the market for foodservice equipment and supplies was ugly the first half of this year. ...[full story]

NRA PERFORMANCE INDEX TICKS BACK UP IN JULY
Traffic and same-store sales, among other measures, improved but remained negative. ...[full story]

THINK WE HAVE IT BAD? OTHER MAJOR FOODSERVICE MARKETS GET HAMMERED
You should see foodservice in, say, Germany. ...[full story]

FER E&S MARKET FORECAST WEBINAR SET FOR NOV. 4
Ever feel like a rodeo rider who's slid halfway down the bronc and can't get back up and can't get off? This'll fix that. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

ASTM TO OFFER LIFECYCLE-COSTING WEBINAR NEXT WEEK
A Webinar Sept. 17 could save your organization more than you'd ever imagine. ...[full story]

CHECKERS FINDS NEW FRANCHISEES, NEW LOCALES
Checkers says "King me!" with a mix of traditional and non-traditional installations. ...[full story]

BURGERVILLE HITS THE ROAD
Yes, to go where no burger concept has gone before—and do it in a truck. ...[full story]

EINSTEIN SPREADS WINGS
Einstein cracks the theory of high-traffic areas. ...[full story]

RUSSIA TO GET FIRST CHILI'S
Brinker Int'l. will raise its franchise flag in its 30th country next 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.

Questions or comments? Please send them tobward@fermag.com.

This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher; Brian Ward, chief editor;
Janice Cha, senior editor; Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor;
Jan Sellers Ashton, contributing editor. Edited by Ward.

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