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Discuss how to reduce water costs this Friday
RFMA
It's hot! Discuss how to reduce water costs this Friday during the Peer to Partner call.

Peer to Partner Best Practices Call
Date: July 26
Time: 1 to 2 p.m. CDT
Topic: "Reducing Water Costs"

Take time to discuss best practices and share helpful experiences with your peers and vendor partners. You must be a RFMA member to participate, and you must register online before Thursday, July 25. Click here to register now!

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Facility Manager's Forum: Your professional peer resource
RFMA
How does your organization handle emergency and exit lights? Do you have recommendations for repair and maintenance plumbers in the San Antonio market?

Do you have answers or advice? Respond to these questions, post your own question or comment on other topics via RFMA's Facility Manager's Forum. This forum is designed just for RFMA Restaurant members and can be accessed by signing into the RFMA website and then clicking on InSite and then Forums. Click here to go directly to the Facility Manager's Forum.

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Tell us what you think about rfmaonline.com
RFMA
Please take a few minutes to complete this 7-question survey about RFMA's website. We would love to hear your feedback on how to improve rfmaonline.com! Click here to take the survey now! The survey will close this Friday, July 26.

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RFMA Events in August
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Facilitator: The concrete vs. asphalt rivalry
Jon Baggett
The paving industry has a longstanding rivalry — between asphalt and concrete. Much of this rivalry stems not only from competition between contractors who specialize in each material, but also from the question of which type of material to use for specific projects. In reality, both materials have characteristics that uniquely qualify them for various functions.

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Fast fine casual food? The continued blurring of chain restaurants
Time
When a prototypical fast food chain like KFC pushes into the realm of "fast casual," what do terms like "fast food" and "casual dining" mean nowadays?

Related: Hamburgler, the Colonel retire as fast food grows (CNBC)

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Consumer expectations for fast-casual: 6 insights
Restaurant News
Fast-casual restaurants position themselves as offering freshly prepared items that are a notch above those from traditional fast food outlets in taste and quality, but presented in a more convenient and affordable format than casual-dining restaurants. But what parts of this equation are most important to fast-casual consumers?

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Marketing 101: Emotion is better than promotion
Fast Casual
Promotional offers are important. But to really build loyalty and connect with today's consumers promotion has to be built around a system of beliefs and values.

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Snow removal RFP best practices
Kevin Smith
A key to a consolidated program is the field support your awarded suppliers provide. For best results, insist on a pre- and post-season site inspection.

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How 30 seconds and a gallon jug can save bucks
Grand Rapids Herald-Review
Most commercial kitchens use a pre-rinse spray valve, but a lot of these units use three times more water and energy than newer, more efficient models.

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Saving energy with a New York state of mind
Joel Kranc
A recent retrofit program at the Empire State Building in New York is being hailed as a model for buildings and skyscrapers around the country. This is the second year in a row the building went past its "guaranteed energy savings" benchmark. In 2011, the iconic New York landmark beat its year-one energy efficiency guarantee by 5 percent, allowing it to save approximately $2.4 million. In 2012, the building beat energy estimates by nearly 4 percent.

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Potential property pitfalls at lease renewal time
Buildings
Most leases are complicated with numerous provisions that will impact operations. If you're about to renew your lease or are working with a new real estate management agent, look out for these lease provisions that might cause issues or problems.

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Outback opens prototype unit in North Texas
Nation's Restaurant News
Outback Steakhouse has brought its prototype building to the North Texas market with the opening of a new unit in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Hurst.

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Menu labeling not working? 1 out of 3 consumers eat way too many calories
Medical Daily
In a new study, 1,121 adult lunchtime diners at two McDonald's restaurants in New York City were surveyed for changes to their calorie intake based on caloric information given. Researchers found that in spite of the information, more than half of the participants still ordered beyond suggested caloric intake.

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Food distributors merging in $1.3 billion deal
Reuters
U.S. food distributors Spartan Stores Inc. and Nash Finch Co. said they will merge in an all-stock deal valued at $1.3 billion, including debt, to expand their geographic reach.

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Facilitator: Project management tips — playing the part (Chuck Henderson)
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Fast food chains with the best reputations (The Huffington Post)

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