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Register today for 2 great calls happening this Friday!
RFMA
We invite you to participate in the next Peer to Partner call on Friday, June 14, from 2–3 p.m. EST, when we will be discussing HVAC. Join your fellow RFMA peers to discuss topics relevant to you. Click here to register or visit our event calendar at rfmaonline.com. You must be pre-registered to participate and you must register by Wednesday, June 12. Also, catch up on all the past Peer to Partner calls in our online resource library on rfmaonline.com.

Females in Facilities is also excited to announce their first Leadership Lessons call this Friday, June 14, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDST. This call will feature two great RFMA leaders: Maria Johnson, CRFP, Pei Wei Asian Diner, and Ann Nickolas, Cintas. This call is open to any RFMA female member and you can register for this event through the event calendar on our website. Click here to register now. All participants must register by Wednesday, June 12.

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Member Get-A-Member is back!
RFMA
Spread the news about RFMA and get a chance to win an Apple iPad mini! Refer a new restaurateur to RFMA and you will be entered in a drawing for an Apple iPad mini. The next drawing is July 1! Remember, the new member must put your name in the "Referred by" section on their membership application. Start spreading the word about RFMA!

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Save the date for RFMA-U's next webinar: July 19
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When: July 19, 11 a.m. EDST
Topic: Set in Concrete: An Overview of Concrete Surfaces in the Parking Lot System


Have you ever wondered why concrete sidewalks have symmetrical "cracks"? And why do some properties have concrete parking lots as opposed to asphalt? Join us on July 19 for an in-depth webinar on concrete pavements and the basics of sidewalk repairs. This comprehensive seminar will cover such topics as:

  • Causes and types of surface deterioration
  • Preparing existing concrete for repairs
  • Sealants and other protective materials
  • Understanding cracks and joints
  • ADA compliance

Developed by Pavement Exchange Group and Ace Asphalt of Arizona.

To register visit the RFMA-U Online tab under Education on our website or click here!

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Facilitator: Here comes the sun: Conducting pre-summer property assessments
Gordon Bruner
While you may not exactly be out of the cold season just yet, the warmer months are just around the corner. It is always best to get out ahead of any problem you may encounter in your restaurant, and the damage that the winter elements brings with it, to avoid costly repairs in the future.

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INSIDE THE INDUSTRY



Cutting down on expenses in your restaurant
Running Restaurants
From rethinking layout and equipment to better inventory management, there are plenty of ways to cut down on expenses when running a restaurant, says Dave Lipson, owner of ReservationBooks.com.

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Equipment, operations both offer areas for improved HVAC efficiency
Building Operating Management
As energy efficiency and sustainability have become more of an area of focus over the past several years, much attention, naturally, has been paid to HVAC systems. After all, when you're looking for areas to improve efficiency, why wouldn't you start with a system that's probably the largest chunk of your energy usage?

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How a failing guest feedback program helped Texas Steakhouse improve
MonkeyDish
What happens when your guest feedback programs insist your customers love you, but your restaurant is empty? That was Terry Smith's dilemma when he was brought on board as consultant for Texas Steakhouse in 2008. Tasked with turning around the failing operation, and taking on the role of president three months later, Smith repositioned the brand by revamping the menu and marketing, and taking a hard look at its guest feedback programs.

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Top 6 tips for managing your restaurant effectively
Ideal Software
The restaurant business is one that only thrives with the help of good management and professional employees. As a manager, you must always be on the lookout for ways to improve the quality of the food and employee performance to keep customers happy.

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Could Cronuts play in Peoria?
Restaurant Hospitality
Missed out on the gourmet cupcake craze? It's not too late to get in on the ground floor of the next pricey baked-good fad that could go national.

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What's your award strategy for vendor contracts?
Kevin Smith
It can be common to select multiple service partners to deliver required services. So what are some of the best award strategies for broad contracts?

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Discuss HVAC with your RFMA peers on June 14
RFMA
Make sure to join in the next Peer to Partner call on June 14, when we will be discussing HVAC. Find out best practices among your fellow RFMA peers.

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Labor Department confronts 'epidemic' of wage-and-hour violations
Thomson Reuters
The Labor Department's top lawyer said at a conference that the agency had taken new approaches to investigating company compliance with federal wage-and-hour laws after being confronted with an "epidemic" of violations. "Workers around the country, especially low-wage workers, are being denied minimum wage and overtime," said Patricia Smith, the department's solicitor. "Right now I think what we see is nothing short of an epidemic."

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Beware of misclassifying workers as independent contractors
D. Albert Brannen
If your workforce includes contract employees, freelancers, casual workers or independent contractors by any other title, you should seriously analyze whether such workers should be recategorized as employees. The risks of not properly classifying workers can be substantial and include having to ante up back pay, liquidated damages, unpaid taxes, penalties, interest, accounting and attorneys' fees. In addition to these economic risks, other negative consequences can include interference with ongoing operations and harm to an employer's reputation.

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Technomic, Restaurant Sciences analyze food, beverage purchase metrics
ID Report
To provide greater visibility into sales trends in restaurants and bars, Technomic Inc. and Restaurant Sciences LLC have partnered to deliver a comprehensive suite of food and beverage tracking services.

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How to upgrade your wine list, on the cheap
Restaurant Hospitality
Ready to load up on new wines whose quality will impress your guests and whose prices will make your accountant smile? Then check out the results from the just-concluded Los Angeles International Wine Competition, which helpfully breaks down its gold medal winners by price category.

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Services and maintenance: Grounds check
Today's Facility Manager
Busy facility managers might take the landscaping around their buildings for granted. With many other pressing issues and challenges, how much focus should be given to groundskeeping as long as the site looks presentable?

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TRENDING ARTICLES

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

 

 

Employment, turnover, starting salaries on the rise in restaurants (Beaumont Enterprise)
Save the date for RFMA-U's next webinar: July 19 (RFMA)
Share your expertise: Become an industry thought leader (MultiBriefs)

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Pizza Hut deal gets you a $5.55 pizza
USA Today
Pizza Hut is offering a $5.55 large pizza promotion, ostensibly to observe its 55th anniversary — but also to compete in a tough market, analysts say.

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FM issue: Chemical safety changes
Today's Facility Manager
The clock is ticking on the time facility managers have to comply with the first deadline of the Occupational Health & Safety Administration revised Hazard Communication Standard (often referred to as HazCom 2012). Specifically, OSHA stipulates that employees who work with — or are otherwise exposed to — hazardous chemicals in the workplace must be familiar with the six new standardized label elements that are to appear on shipped containers.

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Africanized bees kill man near Waco, prompt call for awareness
NBC2.com via Dallasblack.com
Africanized bees swarmed and killed a man who was clearing property near Waco June 1, prompting a call for property owners to be aware of the danger. Allen Miller, whose company Bees Be Gone removed the hive after the attack, said he's seen more Africanized bee hives in the past few weeks than he normally sees in a year.

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