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Countdown to RFMA 2013!
RFMA
We are so excited that RFMA 2013 is right around the corner! If you haven't registered yet there is still time to join us in Orlando! Click here to visit our conference website and register TODAY! If you have already registered please make sure to log on to our conference website to find out more conference details and to access the attendee service centers. See you in Orlando!

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Conference Spotlight: Energy Management — The Right Tool for the Job: Online Energy and Water Cost Calculators that Save Your Time and Money
RFMA
In this session you will learn how to use the Food Service Technology Center online life-cycle calculators to easily determine savings from more efficient equipment — helping to justify efficient purchases. Calculators would also include the pre-rinse spray valve and water-leak calculator and the lighting retrofit calculator. This session will be Monday, March 11, from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. and will be presented by Richard Young, Senior Engineer and Director of Education at Food Service Technology Center.

Interested in attending this session? Make sure to register for RFMA 2013, March 10-12 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Fla. RFMA members get a special member rate, so make sure to renew your membership and take advantage of the savings today. Visit our conference website and register now!

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We've got a new app for that!
RFMA
We are so excited to announce our new and improved RFMA 2013 Mobile App! Download it today on your iPad, iPhone or Android. Search RFMA 2013 in the app store or Google play marketplace. Some of the great features on the RFMA 2013 Conference app are:

  • Get details and download handouts on education sessions
  • See the full conference schedule and create your own personal schedule for what you will attend
  • Message other attendees
  • Search, find and "star" your must-see exhibiting companies on the exhibit floor
  • Read speaker bios and exhibiting company descriptions
  • Submit session evaluations and overall RFMA 2013 survey

Play our interactive badge game and "check in" at different RFMA 2013 events and exhibitor booths to earn different badges and your chance to win an Apple iPad mini.

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Get Fit at RFMA 2013 with the RFMA Fun Run and Yoga Class
RFMA
For the non-golfers who will be in Orlando Sunday morning, RFMA is again offering a complimentary yoga class and fun run for conference attendees. This is a great way to connect with other attendees and get your heart pumping! Bring some workout clothes and join us at the Transportation Lobby at 8 a.m. for the fun run, and then meet us from 10 to 11 a.m. on the Coquina Lawn for yoga. Runners and walkers are welcome to the fun run, and beginners are welcomed at the Yoga class! RSVP to carly@rfmaonline.com to let us know if you plan to participate in either the fun run or yoga class.

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Daylight Savings Time during RFMA 2013
RFMA
We wanted to remind all of our RFMA 2013 conference attendees that Daylight Savings Time will be happening 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10. Make sure to spring your clocks forward one hour!

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Welcome new RFMA members
RFMA
Click here to see the list of restaurant and vendor members who joined RFMA in February, including these new restaurant members: Jodie Hall with CEC Entertainment, Anthony Coniglio with Bob Evans Farms, Rafik Morcos with The TDL Group Corp and John Skeels with Carlson Restaurants.

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Learning to unthink
By Erik Wahl
If critical thinking is the pragmatic process of identifying best practices and reducing our strategic options and ideas down to a single reasonable, safe, predictable answer, then Erik Wahl suggests it's time to "unthink" our critical thinking processes.

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INSIDE THE INDUSTRY



13 ways to painlessly improve profitability in 2013: Scavenger hunt
By Jay Fiske
Much about energy efficiency is about cleaning and maintenance. You'd never run your car without an oil change and tune-up and still expect it to run at peak efficiency; the same is true for your facility. Are energy hogs robbing you blind? There's only one way to hunt the scavengers down — conduct an audit of your facilities. Many utilities may be willing to do it for you. However, if you prefer to do the hunting yourself, following are a few areas to review, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Industry Pulse: Have you conducted an energy audit of your facility?


Previous survey: Have you compared the energy costs at your facilities?

 

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The customer comes 2nd in foodservice design
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
Foodservice operators that want to maximize their labor investment should pay close attention not only to their staff's work content, but also to the way they design and equip the facility's work stations.

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Countdown to RFMA 2013! Have you registered?
RFMA
We are so excited that RFMA 2013 is right around the corner! If you still haven't registered there is still time to join us in Orlando! Click here to visit our conference website and register TODAY!

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Vendor finger-pointing and grease trap service audits
Angela Hughes and Michelle Besterfeldt
Angela Hughes admits that when she started working at Pizza Hut as a facility manager, she didn't focus much on grease traps or grease trap services.

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Restaurant operators upbeat on sales, economy
Nation's Restaurant News
Foodservice operators appeared more upbeat about sales growth and the state of the economy, even as they reported mixed same-store sales and traffic results in January, according to the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index. The RPI, a monthly composite that tracks the health of and outlook for the restaurant industry, rose to 100.6 in January, a 1 percent increase over its December results and the highest level since August 2012.

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IFMA reveals 2013 Silver Plate Award winners
QSR
The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association has announced the recipients of the 2013 Silver Plate Awards, which recognizes excellence in eight segments of foodservice operations.

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McDonald's shakes up menu to get ahead in fast food wars
WFAA-TV
The latest maneuvering in fast food wars sees McDonald's strategically dropping some prominent menu items. Does this indicate a new trend in business as chains reach for ways to stay on top, targeting everything from the menu (as McDonald's is doing) to price (in the way of Burger King) to restaurant design (per Wendy's new push for high-tone facilities)?

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Keeping up with regulatory rulings that affect the restaurant industry
Queens Ledger
With the plethora of government regulations, restaurant operators caught up in the everyday activities of running the business hardly have time to stay apprised of new restaurant industry regulations. Even so, they must know about changing regulations and the impact on their business.

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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

 

 

13 ways to painlessly improve profitability: Electricity benchmarking (Jay Fiske )
New Wendy's logo rolls out nationwide (QSR)
Conference Spotlight: Understanding Generational Differences (RFMA)

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Duct smoke detectors: Are you protected?
Buildings
A fire starts in your building — an alarm sounds, fire doors activate and occupants rush outside to safety. But what about your HVAC system? "In an emergency, air duct systems can transfer smoke, toxic gases and flame from one area to another, posing a serious hazard to life safety and property," explains Jim Kapparos, national sales manager for System Sensor, a manufacturer of fire alarm systems.

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The customer comes 2nd in foodservice design
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
Foodservice operators that want to maximize their labor investment and avoid under-staffing during peak business periods should pay close attention to their staff's work content, of course, but also the way they design and equip work stations.

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Signs — like cars — are not created equal
By Paul Ingle
You may have a new venture in mind, such as a restaurant or retail store, because of the many years you've invested in that particular field. You are ready to venture out on your own. The entrepreneur in you is desperately trying to take flight. If you have worked in or operated a business, you are probably aware that an exterior sign is important, maybe even critical to a company's success. You've been swamped trying to open your new store and busy with the challenges of launching your life's vision. Then one afternoon, you think about the signage. Oops. After all, how long can it take to make a sign?

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Pizza Hut names new chief operations officer
Pizza Marketplace
Pizza Hut Inc. has named Joe Kim as its new chief operations officer. Kim will be responsible for all aspects of the company's operations, including speed to market, management of operations and emphasis on restaurant excellence.

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Study: Consumers will pay more for local foods
Food Navigator
Consumers are willing to pay more for foods that are grown and produced locally rather than having traveled extensively during production, according to new research in the journal Ecological Economics.

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Managing Water Just Got Easier

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