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Aug. 20, 2013





RFMA Gives selects 2014 project recipient: Dallas Life Ministries
Dallas Life Ministries is one of the largest homeless shelters in the country and is one of the only organizations with a mission to improve peoples' lives. You can visit their website at to read about their programs. Dallas Life provides food and shelter for the homeless and also works to rehabilitate every homeless guest who seeks their help.

Project Chair Patrick Hentzen is working on finalizing the scope of work and getting architectural drawings completed so we can begin engaging our volunteers. If you haven't already volunteered and want to participate, either with your time, materials, labor or money, we would love to have you. Check out the RFMA Gives page on for more details!

Want to join the RFMA Gives volunteer committee? Email

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Learn energy management best practices this Friday!
Energy management is a year-round challenge in all parts of the country. Find out what's working and what you might try during this Friday's Peer to Partner Best Practices Call.

Peer to Partner Best Practices Call
Date: Aug. 23
Time: 1 to 2 p.m. CDT
Topic: "Energy Management"

Take time to discuss best practices and share helpful experiences with your peers and vendor partners. This Friday's topic is energy management. You must be a RFMA member to participate, and you must register online before Wednesday, Aug. 21. Click here to register now!

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To give RFMA 2014 a taste of Texas, we rounded up a legendary Cowboy…
RFMA is excited to announce Emmitt Smith as our Keynote Speaker for the RFMA 2014 Opening General Session! Restaurant facility managers earn their reputation out in the field. Emmitt Smith earned his out on the field. With a pro football career spanning 15 years, three Super Bowl victories and a record 18,355 yards, who better to share stories of individual sacrifice and service that led to the ultimate team success? Join us and Emmitt Smith at RFMA 2014 in Dallas! Click here to register now!

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Recruit a new member to RFMA
Participate in our next Member Get-A-Member drawing on Oct. 1! Every time a new restaurant member lists you as the person who referred him/her, you will be entered for a chance to win an Apple iPad mini.

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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.

Got Grease? — Get Endura!

You missed us at the RFMA show in Orlando! Canplas manufactures the best repair and replacement grease interceptor solution in the industry. Click here for more information.




The benefit of recertifying green buildings
Kevin Stover
The use of programs to assess and certify the sustainability of commercial buildings continues to grow. Initially the most popular reasons for spending the time and effort to pursue certification included protecting the environment, enhancing the image/brand of an organization, qualifying for tax incentives, meeting federal mandates and increasing the marketability of buildings. Over the past several years, another prime motivator has risen to the top of the list — reducing building operating costs.

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Plumbing and legionella: Setting the record straight
Facilities Management
It might seem that technology puts more information in the hands of maintenance and engineering managers than ever before. While that might be true, the information might not be accurate. Consider the example of Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaire's Disease.

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The end of tipping?
The idea of eliminating tipping at restaurants made headlines in August, but experts in the industry aren't sure that would work well.

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Smashburger wants to be 'Starbucks of burgers'
USA Today
Smashburger thinks it can become a fast food force by being the un-McDonald's of burger joints. It's all about better burgers, unconventional sides and savvy social media marketing.

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Phoenix restaurant source of growing E. coli outbreak
Food Poisoning Bulletin
Food poisoning from a Federico's restaurant has eclipsed the Farm Rich frozen food outbreak as the biggest toxic E. coli outbreak of 2013.

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Grubhub, Seamless team up to serve online food
Bloomberg TV
Matthew Maloney, CEO at Grubhub Seamless, talks with Betty Lu about the merger joining the two online food ordering services and what is next for the combined company.

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The sanitation of ice-making equipment
Food Safety Magazine
Using a HACCP approach to evaluate the use of ice in the average retail food establishment will reveal that ice manufacturing, storage, distribution and handling is quite complex.

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Snow removal RFP best practices: 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. Which works best for your establishment?

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Dickey's debuts next-generation design
Fast Casual
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants are introducing a new design, including new layered natural wood interior schemes and enhanced menu boards in all new restaurants. In addition, existing restaurants will gradually shift to the clean lines and rustic wood update, said Roland Dickey Jr., the company's president and CEO.

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Building a new location? Take the design-build approach
Today's Facility Manager
The Design-Build Institute of America has released research indicating that design-build project delivery represents nearly 40 percent of total market share in the United States, based on dollar value at the end of 2012.

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Are you running your stores, or are they running you?
Harry J. Friedman
Have you ever felt, as the owner or manager, that salespeople think they have the right to run your business? A great manager or owner is sometimes the one who doesn't have anything to do all day long because the employees know exactly what needs to be done, and they get it done. But what happens when salespeople are overstepping their bounds?

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3 ways introverted leaders can thrive in an extroverted world
Deborah Wipf
Have you ever stood in the back of a crowded room to take a break from talking to people? Solitude and quiet enable us to recharge so we can go back out into this extroverted world with some energy left in our emotional and physical tanks. So, how can introverted leaders cut through the noise?

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Smashburger founder talks nontraditional marketing (Nation's Restaurant News)
Stop autopublishing to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (Amber Bynum)
A look at the economics of polystyrene foam foodservice bans (Plastics Today)

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