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December 18, 2007








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Regulatory Report Enodis

BAY AREA CHARBROILER RULES DECLARED DONE
And as the Bay Area goes, so goes the rest of California, probably. ...
[full story]

BIG APPLE FAT FIGHT: ROUND 2
In Round 1, an obviously unequal proposed law was knocked flat in court. Now a new one takes a shot. ...[full story]

NYC INVITES COMMENTS ON PROPOSED IFC-BASED FIRE CODE
After nearly a hundred years of minor add-ons, New York considers a major overhaul of its fire code. ...[full story]

MIAMI BEACH TO PLACE LIMITS ON RESTAURANT SEATING
Too many rowdies in South Pointe spoiled the brew. ...[full story]

CHICAGO CHARGES TWO HEALTH INSPECTORS
Pssst, you dere—You wanna buy a food-safety certificate? ...[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

NRA FORECASTS 4.4% RESTAURANT INDUSTRY GROWTH IN 2008
This housing thing is making people edgy. A trillion here, a trillion there. It adds up. ...[full story]

BLUE CHIP ECONOMIC FORECAST CONTINUES TO DETERIORATE
Next year's disposable income and personal consumption figures are looking a little wan. ...[full story]

FED CUTS KEY RATES QUARTER POINT; WALL STREET WANTED MORE
It makes you wonder how much Wall Street figures it really needs to keep itself swell. ...[full story]

WE STILL FORECAST 1.5% REAL E&S MARKET GROWTH IN 2008
People still eat—and need kitchen equipment. ...[full story]

Industry Report Serer Products

MIDDLEBY ACQUIRES NEW STAR HOLDINGS
A busy year for Middleby appears to be ending in another flurry of activity. ...[full story]

'LAST RIDE' TO NAFEM SHOW RAISES $60,000 FOR AMERICA'S SECOND HARVEST
It was "last call" for a series of events that netted $300,000 to feed the hungry. ...[full story]

TOWNS TALK TURKEY ABOUT RECYCLING HOLIDAY TURKEY GREASE
Yes, the hot item this holiday season is bio-gobble. Could Canada Goose fuel be far behind? ...[full story]

DQ CEO SAYS CHINA PLANS 500 MORE STORES IN CHINA
Blizzards all around. ...[full story]

DENNY'S DOES DRIVE-THROUGH
Holy Slim Slam, Batman! Denny's goes for more breakfast and lunch traffic. ...[full story]

NEW BRAIN FOODS: CHOCOLATE, MEAT, SEX
Yes, now when you see a dull fellow on a street corner, you can guess what he's missing. ...[full story]




FER Fortnightly, published biweekly by Gill Ashton Publishing
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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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