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iPad Envy? Last week to get your name in for the next member-get-a-member drawing
RFMA
Spread the news about RFMA and you might just win an Apple iPad mini! Refer a new restaurateur to RFMA and if they join and put your name in the "Referred by" section on their membership application, you will be entered in a drawing for an Apple iPad mini. The next drawing is July 1. Start spreading the word about RMA today!

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Call for Abstracts for RFMA 2014!
RFMA
Interested in submitting an abstract for an education session at RFMA 2014? Abstract submissions are being accepted until July 15. Click here to view the Presentation Guidelines. Click here to submit an abstract.

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New RFMA events announced
RFMA
Make sure to visit our Event Calendar online to check out and register for one or more of the many upcoming RFMA events, including Peer to Partner Best Practices Calls, Females in Facilities Leadership Lessons and RFMA regional Networking Events! More events will be added throughout the summer so make sure to bookmark rfmaonline.com. Click here to go to the Event Calendar now!

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Facilitator: Loud, clear and effective communication
John Patrick Dolan
To negotiate effectively, you must be able to communicate effectively. Unfortunately, most business people don't recognize the importance of solid communication skills in the negotiation process. As a result, they lose sales or don't get the best possible deal. Whether you are in sales or facilities management, you are not doomed to the mixed messages and meanings that are characteristic of poor communication skills.

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Triaging a maintenance service call
Kevin Smith
In this article, we will put ourselves in the shoes of your national service provider and discuss what their best practices should be relating to triaging a maintenance service call. We will take the call from its initial submission through to closing out and invoicing. For our exercise, we are going to use an example of a standard plumbing request. This one says the restroom toilet is overflowing. So what is the first step for your service provider?

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How to make your opening day AND your budget
Digital Journal
FACT: Opening a restaurant usually takes double or triple the amount of time you expect it to. FACT: Opening a restaurant usually costs considerably more than what you originally thought. FACT: For those who plan ahead and know the time saving shortcuts and budget-friendly tricks, opening a restaurant can be extraordinarily lucrative and personally rewarding.

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Touch-free concepts catch on as restaurants adopt greener approach
The Sacramento Bee
Top restaurant owners know their business isn't just about food. They have to keep their customers happy with every aspect of their experience, and that includes the restrooms. Every restaurant wants to provide customers with a clean, hygienic restroom, but the technology doesn't always make it easy.

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Idiot-proof restaurant equipment innovation
Pizza Marketplace
What is the trendy thing in foodservice equipment innovation and commercialization? And is the current trend in equipment development misdirected? The answer to the first question is easier to answer, but the answer the second question is critical to the future business growth of new and old restaurant concepts.

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How much grease do fast food places put out?
Greener Ideal
Restaurants, which produce enormous amounts of food each week, are known for producing a large amount of grease. Unfortunately, unless this grease is properly contained and disposed of, it can cause damage to pipes and the general water supply.

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Burger King expands delivery to Boston
MarketWatch
Burger King has introduced its delivery service to a new market: Boston, with five locations active now. BK Delivers already serves New York and 10 other cities.

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Facilitator: Demystifying HVACs
Sal Brunetto
Rising energy costs have significantly challenged the U.S. restaurant industry, which uses five times more energy per square foot than other commercial buildings.

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Is LED a bright spot in future of your business?
Ed Malinowski
Is it worth the effort to retrofit your signage and lighting (indoors and outside) from neon or fluorescent to LED lighting? First, you'll want to weigh all the cost and benefits.

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Not so fast: The relaxed, slowed-down, lounge-ization of fast food
Time
The traditional formula for fast food franchises — get 'em in, get 'em fed, get 'em out — is changing. Lately, chains known for being among the quickest of all quick-service restaurants are installing fireplaces and cushy seats for a comfortable lounge vibe that invites customers to linger longer.

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Motivation through menu labeling
Food Business News
While menu labeling has thus far not affected the average nutritional content of fast food menu items, it may motivate restaurants to increase the availability of healthier options, according to an exploratory study conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Cellphone charging stations at bars, restaurants
WHEC-TV
When was the last time you were out and about and your phone died with no place to charge it? A Rochester, N.Y., company has a solution. Upstate Charge is now installing charging stations at bars and restaurants.

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McDonald's drops halal items from US menu after problems
Detroit Free Press
There have been only two McDonald's restaurants in the U.S. that have offered halal food. Both were in east Dearborn, Mich., which has a sizable population of Arab-American Muslims. But after a contentious lawsuit that accused the restaurant chain of selling non-halal items advertised as halal, McDonald's has yanked its Halal Chicken McNuggets and Halal McChicken sandwiches off the menu.

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Is LED a bright spot in the future of your business? (Ed Malinowski)
Call for Abstracts for RFMA 2014! (RFMA)
Restaurant sales reach 2013 high in May (Nation's Restaurant News)

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Restaurant group wants repeal of ethanol mandate
Meatingplace
The National Council of Chain Restaurants said it has launched a grass-roots campaign to urge Congress to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard and corn ethanol mandate.

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Darden CEO fights California health bill
KMJ News
The CEO of a major restaurant chain is fighting a California bill that would fine large companies if their employees rely on Medicaid. Clarence Otis flew to the Golden State last month to rail against the proposed law.

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Organized labor and business: Strange bedfellows uniting against Obamacare
Forbes
Obamacare is proving the old axiom that politics makes strange bedfellows. Organized labor and the business community are the latest unlikely pair to unite in opposition to the healthcare reform law. Both groups are discovering that Obamacare will substantially increase the cost of providing health benefits — to the detriment of the workers they represent or employ.

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Safety By Choice, Not By Chance

Field’s Fire Protection specializes in the Installation, Inspection, Design and Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers, Exit & Emergency Lighting, Automatic Sprinkler Systems, Special Hazard Systems, Fire Alarm Systems and more.



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Managing Water Just Got Easier

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Our service commitment is based on having one of the largest in-stock inventories of Original Equipment Manufacturer parts in the industry. Our reputation is based on having the right parts in the right places in our warehouses and on our service trucks.




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