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December 4, 2007








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Regulatory Report Enodis

MORE CITIES NOW IN FOG
As water quality issues float to the top, so do fats, oils and grease problems. ...[full story]

ILLINOIS SNUFFS OUT BUTTS IN JANUARY
Yes, the day after New Year's Eve celebrations, a state with a population of 13 million will be smoke-free in public places. Ponder that. ...[full story]

SAN FRANCISCO FLEET TO RUN ON BIO-FUEL
Everywhere I go, I smell fries. Do you smell fries? Nah. ...[full story]

ANAHEIM UTILITIES OFFERS REBATE ON THERMAL STORAGE
How about an HVAC system that makes ice during nighttime rates? ...
[full story]

U.K. COMPANIES COMMIT TO ENVIRONMENTAL 'NUTRITION' LABEL
Wonder about the carbon footprint behind that bag of chips? ...[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

OPERATOR EXPECTATIONS FALL IN LATEST NRA SURVEY
This housing thing is making people edgy. A trillion here, a trillion there. It adds up. ...[full story]

WHAT? ME WORRY? SOME THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT
This housing thing is making people edgy. A trillion here, a trillion there. It adds up. ...[full story]

PATCHES OF BLUE SKY: ITEMS ON POSITIVE SIDE
Oil prices might be leveling. Holiday retail started well. And anyway, eating is a pretty reliable business. ...[full story]

CAN'T FOLLOW GAME WITHOUT SCORECARD: REVISED FER 2008 E&S MARKET FORECAST AVAILABLE
How do you know how you're doing if you don't have benchmarks? ...
[full story]

Industry Report FHA2008

CHAINS FLY SOUTH TO TEST ECO-FRIENDLY DESIGNS
McDonald's and Subway open a couple of very interesting testbeds in Florida. ...[full story]

PAPA JOHN'S LETS PATRONS PICK PIZZAS VIA TEXT MESSAGES
BTW, now u cn txt ur order to PPJ. Lol. ...[full story]

PANERA BREAD CELEBRATES 20th YEAR
A 20-year tale of two names. Not counting the third one. ...[full story]

QDOBA FRANCHISEE OPENS CHAIN'S 400th STORE
Zero to 400 in just seven years. Whoa! ...[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; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward.

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