The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 10, 1976 · Page 40
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 40

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, December 10, 1976
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C4 Palm Beach Post, Friday, Uecemoer m, ismo Fast-Food Customers Demand Ritzy Decor Mlsagnce (CM, IPsiimsi(D)imn(B9 o 7 ing something of a slowdown two years ago. Until 1970, the analysis said, sales in fast-foods grew at about 20 per cent a year. In 1975 and 1976, growth in the business slowed to about 10 per cent, the analysis showed. McDonald's is, and has been, tops in the field. The firm's sales in 1975 topped $2.25 billion, up 26 per cent from a year earlier, Advertising Age said. That was nearly 20 per cent of the $11.6 billion fast-food market, up from 17.2 per cent in 1974. Kentucky Fried Chicken, next largest in the total fast-food market, has less than 10 per cent of the market, the trade magazine said. The Commerce Department said fast foods accounted for 26.6 per cent of total sales in the eating-out market in 1975, down slightly from the 27.3 per cent in 1974. All change in the industry isn't in decor. McDonald's and Burger King are trying fried chicken in some areas, and Kentucky Fried Chicken has been selling beef ribs for a couple of years. McDonald's won't say whether the English Inn or the Water Tower outlet have helped business. They apparently haven't hurt it. SCHAUMBURG, 111. (AP) -Small golden arches stand out on wood paneling at the entrance. Inside are a galaxy of color combinations on walls, seats and tables, glass partitioned sections, four sparkling chandeliers, and pictures of knights and coats of arms. It's one of two fancy-style McDonald's restaurants in the Chicago area, an English inn that draws 4,000 customers daily. The other is in the ritzy Water Tower Place on Michigan Avenue - lots of wood paneling and some subdued lighting. If these new fast-food outlets are the first in a trend, it could be because of the diners' taste for the aesthetic rather than for the hamburgers. Advertising Age, a trade publication, said in a recent article about Burger King, No. 2 in the quick hamburger trade, that market research on fast-food companies showed "a significant number of consumers disenchanted with the assembly line nature of the business, the lack of variety in the menu and the loss of individual service." There might be an economic incentive, too. A new Agriculture Department analysis showed the fast-food industry, "generally . . . considered to be recession-proof," start A from $198 The Only Complete Microwave Oven Store There isn't another store like ours in West Palm Beach. There isn't another store like ours in Palm Beach County. Every salesperson is a professional when it comes to microwave ovens. Every sale is prefaced by at least a twenty-minute demonstration. In the store, or in your home. We've never sold a microwave oven without giving a complete demonstration And we never will. Everything in the store relates to microwave cooking and only microwave cooking. From the wide variety of ovens, to a complete line of optional accessories. Come in this week and we'll put you through cooking school. Give you a generous trade-in allowance on your old microwave oven. Accept your BankAmericard, Master Charge or arrange financing by GECC. 1 f rr tj El NDBRBI r 3 o; Over 30 Different Models In Stock We sell only the four top brands of microwave ovens in our store. You can come to our store and compare the different features the Amana, Litton, Magic Chef and Panasonic microwave ovens have and then make your decision on which oven you want to buy. We have over 30 different models in all and offer the best selection available any place. We also feel that when you buy one of them, you should get more than an instruction manual and a warranty card. That's why we offer you free microwave cooking courses 3 times a week, 52 weeks a year. And you can come many times as you want. People who buy their microwave ovens someplace else can come too, but it costs them $10 per class. . '13. . It I ,-!LlJ.Lrg.Nl I. Probe Involves Sale Of Medical Records LITTON from $198 yMajjicChtf" froni $198 Panasonic from $198 Mon.-Sut. 9 am-!) pin Sun. t ILbn l . ; ill MICROWAVE MICROWAVE MICROWAVE MICROWAVE MICROWAVE MICROWAVE MICROWAVE COOKING SCHOOL OVEN SERVICE OVEN SELECTION OVEN SPECIALISTS OVEN DEMONSTRATION OVEN TRADE-INS OVEN ACCESSORIES office who provided them with various numbers and detailed information from the tax returns of an 84-year-old Chicago woman being investigated, including an itemized list of her investments. Others refer to sources within Veterans Administration and Social Security offices who provided them with individual claims for disability benefits. Asked about the matter, spokesmen for both Social Security and the Veterans Administration said they had no indication that agency files had been penetrated by Factual. The man who first unearthed evidence of Factual's widespread dealings is Dale Tooley, Colorado's district attorney for Denver, who said he was approached by a lawyer and a private investigator last fall. "At that point my secretary was in the hospital and we decided to see if they could get her records," explained Tooley, who retained the services of Factual through the two men. "They came back with records from two hospitals. They weren't just Xeroxed copies either, they were the originals." So far, Tooley has obtained indictments against 20 defendants, including three insurance companies: Northwestern National Insurance Co., of Milwaukee, Wis.; Home Insurance Co., of New York, and Reliance Insurance Co., of Philadelphia. TJJ M4 as PALM BEACH MICROWAVES COOKING SCHOOL COURSES Tuesday Night 7:00-8:30 Thursday Night 7:00-8:30 Saturday Morning 11:00-12:00 Daily Demonstrations RESERVATIONS REQUIRED THIS THURSDAY FREE BASIC CLASS Call 686-3800 12 pm-0 pm West Palm Beach's Only Complete Microwave Oven Store tttiU North Congress Ave. - Host INtlm Bench Phone tiVti-ttttOO (IOO Feet South of Okeechobee ltd. on Congress e. ) Ami Mir aw;. Store hours: (c) Washington Star WASHINGTON - Investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service are probing the operations of a Chicago investigative service that appears to have built a flourishing business by gaining unauthorized access to medical records and selling the information to many of the nation's largest insurance companies. One of the reasons the investigators are so interested is that there are indications that the firm -called Factual Service Bureau Inc. may have sold copies of confidential records from a variety of federal agencies, including the FBI and IRS. So far, there is evidence that at least 55 firms - including many of the nation's most prestigious insurance companies did business with Factual, which, until recently, had offices in 15 cities across the country. In many cases, according to subpoenaed company documents, Factual advertised its skills openly. A form letter that was sent by the firm to insurance company claims officers states: "Our investigation reports cover all medical aspects of a claim, whether you have authorization or not." Documents indicate that Factual was able to obtain even the most sensitive types of hospital information without authorization, including individual psychiatric records and, in one case, detailed clinical observations of a retarded child. Reports made by company investigators repeatedly boast of "sources" that provided them with criminal records from the FBI's computerized Crime Information Center (NCIC.) One report to an insurance company refers to "confidential sources" within IRS's Kansas City Illegal Drugs Found In Hogs WASHINGTON (UPI) - Between 8 and 12 per cent of all hogs slaughtered this year carried illegal sulfa drug residues into the consumer pork supply, but there is no threat to human health, the government reported yesterday. Agriculture Department officials disclosed the findings including one unusual case where residues were up to 100 times the legal limit - in a statement which departed 'from the earlier practice of omitting key figures from quarterly residue summaries. At the same time, a Food and Drug Administration expert said the residues got into some hams and other "muscle tissue" meat, as well as the livers and kidneys where Agriculture officials said virtually all the drugs appeared. But the FDA official, Dr. Catherine Carnevale, said that while she did not know whether there was any chance the residues could affect some acutely sensitive people, r'we can say to the best of our knowledge there is no threat to consumers ... We don't believe there is any reason for a state of fright." The residues were revealed in an Agriculture Department statement calling on hog farmers to follow federal regulations requiring withdrawal of drugs and medicated feeds from hogs at specified periods before slaughter. Sulfa drugs are used by many hog farmers to promote faster growth and to treat some swine diseases. Regulations allow residues of up to one-tenth of 1 part per million in pork, anything over that amount is illegal. Dr. Harry C. 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