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Aug. 13, 2013





Females in Facilities leadership lessons this Friday!
When: Friday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m. CDT
Details: Featuring Debbie Nelson, director of facilities, Red Lobster, and Maryella Pegnato, president and co-founder, Building Power, LLC.
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"I really liked this format — to hear it from both the buyer and vendor perspective. I thought their feedback was very valuable since I haven't been in the industry that long."

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New changes in your RFMA profile
Log into and update your RFMA profile today! New questions and information areas have been added to your RFMA profile. By keeping your RFMA profile up to date with your and your company's latest information, you will ensure that other RFMA members can find you more easily.

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Smashburger founder talks nontraditional marketing
Nation's Restaurant News
Smashburger founder Tom Ryan largely credits the Denver-based fast-casual chain's torrid growth — from one restaurant in 2007 to 215 locations in four countries today — to its marketing philosophy, which relies heavily on the wildfire-like spread of social media content and word-of-mouth.

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Stop autopublishing to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Amber Bynum
Should your business post everything automatically to Facebook to Twitter and Instagram? There are many apps, websites and platforms that make it easy to update in one place and post on every social media platform attached to your name at the same time. Just because it's possible, should you do it? No — unless you want to lose followers, likes and friends.

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Wherever you are...We can be!
When your business has multiple locations, coordinating all of them is a massive job. You need one source to get everything functioning as a unified whole and to keep it that way. Source One is that one source.

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The sanitation of ice-making equipment
Food Safety Magazine
Using a classical Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points approach in evaluating the use of ice in the average retail food establishment will reveal that ice manufacturing, storage, distribution and handling is quite complex because of its almost universal use in preparation, service and as a food.

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July sales fall slightly, customer optimism rises
Black Box Intelligence and People Report released the Restaurant Industry Snapshot for July, reporting negative sales during July, the second straight month of decline this summer.

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Food Genius launches restaurant trends tool
Pizza Marketplace
Food Genius has launched a new tool to analyze changes in restaurant data. According to a news release, the tool tracks how more than 23,000 food-related items change on a quarterly basis.

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Pricing for your restaurant: Why you're doing it wrong and how to fix it
Restaurant Report
Formal culinary schools are making a mistake by teaching new, impressionable, would-be chefs to use a budgeted cost percentage to price food menus. Chain restaurants share an equal responsibility for perpetuating this bad practice by focusing their managers on food cost percentages without letting them in on the secret that the cost percentage is a management tool, not a pricing tool.

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Food safety guidelines: Hand washing
Despite the ubiquitous signs warning employees, is hand washing something taken seriously by those who are preparing food for the public?

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Debunking the 6 myths of equipment leasing
The Lessors Network
With equipment leasing comes tax benefits, the ability to upgrade equipment more frequently and potential growth through appropriate equipment.

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How LEDs could disrupt building automation
Automated Buildings
LEDs have the potential to disrupt the lighting industry. But the transition to LEDs for lighting may also disrupt the rest of the building automation industry.

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Snow removal RFP best practices: Building a scope of work
Kevin Smith
There are two traditional formats for defining a scope of work for snow removal: performance-based versus a statement of objectives. In a performance-based format, goals are set. In a statement of objectives, expectation is set.

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Homing in on pest birds
Today's Facility Manager
Each year, pest birds cause tens of millions of dollars in damage to machinery, automobiles, roofs and ventilation systems. Bird droppings are high in nitrogen content, which can be corrosive to metals and other building materials. An integrated pest management program can do more than keep birds away; it can also help make a facility a "no-fly" zone for other types of pests, like insects.

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Energy Management Best practices

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Fast-casual pizza operators see room in segment
Nation's Restaurant News
With differentiation, restaurant operators see opportunity for growth in the emerging fast-casual pizza segment.

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A look at the economics of polystyrene foam foodservice bans
Plastics Today
Chuck Gallagher, operations manager for Commodore Plastics, has a term for supporters of bans on polystyrene foam foodservice packaging. "I guess they're just 'foam haters,'" he told PlasticsToday. "They hate all packaging."

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Welcome new RFMA members (RFMA)
10 tips for reducing the risk of employment-related litigation (D. Albert Brannen)
Denny's to focus on menu, design improvements (Nation's Restaurant News)

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