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December 13, 2005








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MUFES '06 HOTEL DEADLINE LOOMS DEC. 15
Yes, a holiday word to the wise—if you're planning to attend MUFES '06, the MultiUnit Foodservice Equipment Symposium, Feb. 11-13, at the Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas, you have just two days to make your hotel reservations at the group rate of $160 per night. After that, do you feel lucky? Hotel reservations can be made with Barton Creek directly at 800/336-6158. Ask for the MUFES/Foodservice Equipment Reports rate.

NEXT FORTNIGHTLY PUSHED TO JAN. 5
In honor of the holidays, FER Fortnightly will push back its next issue to Jan. 5. Seasons Greetings from the staff at FER Fortnightly, "and to all a good night."
 

Regulatory Report APW Wyott Innovations

PENNSYLVANIA RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS TO GET OVERHAUL
The state's Auditor General sniffed out restaurants getting renewals without inspections, and, well, that's the end of that....[full story]

WHO'S ON WHICH FDA FOOD CODE?
Why did the turtles cross the road? Not all of them have crossed, actually, and of those that did, they crossed several different roads. It's all quite confusing....[full story]

HIGH SCHOOL SODA VENDING MACHINES COMES UNDER FIRE
This time the food police are raising their teargas guns and riot shields to push back soft drinks and sports beverages....[full story]

LORD OF THE (SMOKE) RINGS TRILOGY:
PT. I: CHICAGO SNUFFS PUBLIC SMOKING, WITH IMPORTANT EXCEPTION

Cold times ahead for Chicago smokers, with a few exceptions....[full story]

PT. II: AND YOUR LITTLE DOG, TOO
It's a bit like an Oz dream. Click your heels together all you want. Kansas might soon ban smoking. But its cities are free to go every which way....
[full story]

PT. III: WESTIN JUMPS ON SMOKING BAN WAGON
Yes, go Westin, young man. Just don't bring your cigarettes....[full story]

Economic Report Hatco Corporation

SPECIAL REPORT:
PT. II: THE 2006 FER E&S MARKET FORECAST

In which our publisher rolls up his sleeves with industry analysts to work out a detailed picture of the year ahead....[full story]

Industry Report MUFES '06, Feb. 11-13, 2006

IH&RA NAMES HUCKESTEIN NEW PRESIDENT
Dieter Huckestein, chairman and chief executive officer of Conrad Hotels and president of Hilton Global Alliance, dons another mantle.... [full story]

ENODIS USA OPENS EQUIPMENT-PURCHASING WEB PROGRAM
With increasing numbers of foodservice operators turning to the Internet to find, evaluate and buy food equipment, Enodis USA makes it easy....
[full story]

TWO BID ON DUNKIN' DONUTS
Big players look interested in making a play for Dunkin' Brands....[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 to bward@fermag.com.
This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor;
Janice Cha, senior editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. This issue edited by Jennifer Hicks.

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