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Nov. 5, 2013





RFMA Gives 2014 update
Thank you to all of our amazing RFMA volunteers this past weekend! We made some great progress on our RFMA Gives project and can't wait to reveal the finished product at RFMA 2014! To see our progress from this past weekend visit our Facebook page or click here.

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Help us complete RFMA Gives 2014: Donate online today
RFMA is able to continue the annual RFMA Gives projects due to the support and generosity our RFMA members. By contributing to RFMA Gives, you will help ensure that our RFMA Gives project is fully completed. Online donations are quick and easy using our secure credit card transactions. We welcome donations of all sizes. RFMA is a 501c-6 organization, so any donations given to RFMA Gives can be written off as a business expense, but not as a charitable donation. But we do guarantee that 100 percent of all donations received will go directly to fulfilling the needs of our RFMA Gives project. Click here to donate now to our RFMA Gives 2014 project!

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Come get in the swing at RFMA's Regional Roundup Event in Dallas
We are excited to end our regional roundup event season in Dallas tonight (Tuesday, Nov. 5) with a fun, unique networking event! Come join the RFMA staff and members for food, fun and some friendly competition at Top Golf. Not a golfer? Not a problem, this event is for golfers and non-golfers alike at this target-style practice range. Come give it a shot and pledge dollars per point you score to support our 2014 RFMA Gives project.

Where: Top Golf in The Colony, Texas
When: Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Registration: To register, click here.

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RFMA to add new staff position: Facilities Resource Manager
As RFMA's membership continues to grow, so does our desire to make sure we are meeting all members' needs. That is why we are very excited about the addition of a new staff position, Facilities Resource Manager, created specifically to serve as a resource for our restaurant members, as well as oversee the annual RFMA Gives project.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB: The Facilities Resource Manager position provides direction, leadership and industry knowledge to develop strategies for executing educational programs, benchmarking solutions and effective membership recruitment and retention efforts. In addition, this position will manage the annual RFMA Gives project and develop strategies for future growth.

REPORTING STRUCTURE AND LOCATION: This position will report directly to the Executive Director and will be located in the RFMA office in Plano, Texas.

For complete job description visit our complete job posting in our Career Center or click here.
*Remember, you must be logged into the RFMA website to enter the Career Center.

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Upcoming Peer to Partner Best Practices Call
Take time to benchmark with your peers and vendor partners. This month's Peer to Partner Best Practices Call will be on Holiday Season Preparedness & Recovery. You must be a member of RFMA to participate, and you must register online through our event calendar.

When: Friday, Nov. 15, from 1 to 2 p.m. CST
Topic: Holiday Season Preparedness & Recovery

Click here to register now!

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Facilitator: Mighty fine keynotes, signature speakers headed to RFMA 2014
What do a Dallas Cowboys legend, a musical comedy act, an F-14 fighter pilot and two authors have in common? You. They're all working on presentations to help restaurant facility managers improve some aspect of their work life. This diverse roster is just one of the reasons you should join us at RFMA 2014, Feb. 16-18 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.

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Advances in remote controls for facility management
Joy Burgess
Building automation often includes automated communication, environmental monitoring, environmental control and automated security. A decade ago, this seemed to be an exciting idea for the future. But with recent advances in remote controls, intelligent buildings have become a reality.

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Will digital restaurant menus get consumers to spend more?
Businessman Mitch Goldstone planned to shell out about $40 at the Red Square restaurant in Las Vegas before heading to a show, but he ended up spending four times that amount because of the alluring pictures of food and drinks on an electronic menu.

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Top 10 trends to hit foodservice in 2014
Food Product Design
These 2014 Top 10 Food Trends were compiled by SRG's culinary council — a team of more than 100 respected chefs, restaurateurs and foodies. What to expect?

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Embracing individuality behind a brand name
In restaurant franchising, although some aspects of the business are fixed, such as the ingredients, recipes, equipment and decor, there are many freedoms as well.

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Halloween freebies: A growing restaurant trend
USA Today
A growing parade of restaurant chains — from Olive Garden to IHOP to Krispy Kreme — will offer free eats around Halloween in order to lure traffic during a slow time.

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Deploy alternatives to deep-cleaning the carpets
If you think vacuuming and deep cleaning are your only weapons against carpet soiling, prepare to add another to your arsenal. Low-moisture carpet care is familiar in the cleaning industry, but it is lesser known among building owners and facilities managers. However, it can save money and extend the life of the carpet.

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Trash talk about your bottom line
Restaurant Business
When even the smallest profit increases are major victories for restaurateurs, neglecting to examine fixed costs such as trash removal is like throwing away money, says Dean Corbett, owner of Corbett's: An American Place and two other Louisville, Ky., restaurants.

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Industry discussion: The advantage of the night drop
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
Bob Fitzsimmons, chief executive officer of Food Authority, says nighttime deliveries offer key advantages. "Night drops nearly eliminate sensitive delivery windows that you have during regular business hours; it also allows both the customer and the distributor/driver to be more efficient and accurate without having to work around one another during the delivery process."

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'Crazy' burger trends dying down
Food Business News
Although the burger boom is not over in the United States, one new, major trend in burgers appears to be restaurants offering fewer, higher-quality toppings, said Scott Hume, editor of

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What's your business wearing?
Mark MacDonald
Those things that are consistently used and worn in your business become the visual identity of your brand. What's your business been wearing? Textures, styles and "cut" work into the equation, but color is the most recognized component of a brand suite.

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Trends: Some like it hot
Restaurant Business
"A lot of places don't bother with hot drinks because they can be difficult to execute, but it's something we embrace," says Bob McCoy, beverage programs liaison at Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks in Boston. "Not only do we offer five or six hot specialty drinks seasonally, but we are ready to prepare anything a guest might call for."

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Senate introduces comp time bill to blunt action on minimum wage
With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expected to bring the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 up for consideration in the remaining legislative weeks of 2013, Republican lawmakers are countering with their own workplace proposals.

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



McDonald's dropping Heinz after CEO change (Reuters)
Disaster preparation: Helpful tips for businesses and facility managers (Joy Burgess)
Panera to address service speed(Nation's Restaurant News)

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