Foodservice Equipment Reports Fortnightly

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November 23, 2004

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Regulatory ReportSponsored by Hatco Corp.

K.C., Mo., Might Ban Smoking—If ’Burbs Do
It’s wait-and-see time for those of you operating in Kansas City, Mo. ... [full story]

Spokane Java Stands Face Tempest In Espresso Cup
Water and sewer hook-ups are no longer optional for permanent espresso stand operators. ... [full story]

If You’re Too Drunk To Read, You’re Too Drunk To Drive
Attention, restaurant and bar operators in Poway, Calif.: You’ve just been "volunteered" to join the fight. ... [full story]

Drive-Through Regs Loom For Massachusetts Towns
What’s not to like about drive-through service? Plenty, when lines of waiting cars ...
[full story]

S.C. Voters Order Liquor Law Shaken And Stirred
If you serve liquor in South Carolina, you’ll be happy to hear that minibottles are soon to be a thing of the past. ...
[full story]

Economic ReportSponsored by ES3

E&S Market Grows In 3Q, But More Moderately
The MAFSI Business Barometer and reports from public E&S companies show the market continued to grow. ...[full story]

Big Chains, Quick-Service And Casual Dining Gain In NPD 3Q Datav
Overall restaurant traffic was up 1.2% vs. the same quarter in 2003. ... [full story]

Economic News From Past Two Weeks Good For Foodservice
Much stronger than expected jobs growth, moderating oil prices and improved consumer sentiment … [full story]

Industry ReportSponsored by Atlas Metal Industries Inc.

Oneida, Anchor Hocking To Co-Brand Glassware
Oneida Ltd. and the Anchor Hocking Co. plan to be sharing table settings from now on. ... [full story]

Church’s Chicken To Run With The Caribou
AFC Enterprises, parent company of Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits and Church’s Chicken, has signed a letter of intent. ... [full story]

Garvin Appointed New President At Prince Castle
There’s a new prince at the castle: Randy Garvin has been named. ... [full story]

Editor-Judges At IH/M&RS Make ‘Rational’ Choice
Rational Cooking Systems’ SelfCooking Center earned both the Kenneth F. Hine award for Best In Show and ... [full story]

Ellingson First Inductee to WRA’s Supplier Hall of Fame
Paul Ellingson, CEO and president of Bargreen-Ellingson, headquartered in Tacoma, Wash., was recently named ... [full story]

‘All Together Now,’ As Steel Makers And Distributors Consolidate In Two Separate Deals
Got steel? October saw big-time consolidation in the steel industry. ... [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;
Janice Cha, senior editor; Allison Clark, associate editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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