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Vote today for 2014 Directors at Large and Vendor Representative
RFMA
To vote for the 2014 Directors at Large on the RFMA Board of Directors, click here. You may select up to THREE candidates and may only submit your ballot once. Voting is open to all current RFMA members.

To vote for the 2014 Vendor Representative, click here. You can only vote once, and voting is only permitted for current vendor primary members.

*You must be logged in to vote, and your ballots must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 22.

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Upcoming Peer to Partner Best Practices Call
RFMA
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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Help us complete RFMA Gives 2014: Donate online today
RFMA
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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Facilitator: ENERGY STAR® for restaurants
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ENERGY STAR® is not just for energy-saving consumer products. It's for buildings, too. Soon, restaurants may be able to earn the ENERGY STAR seal of approval. We need your help to do this! Please fill out the survey online and you could win a gift card. The EPA will use the survey data to inform the development of an ENERGY STAR 1-100 score for restaurants. Certain high-performing restaurants may even be able to earn an ENERGY STAR certification and place a plaque on their building.

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Tricks of the trade: Tackling sewage orders
Today's Facility Manager
If you've treated drains, replaced grease traps, checked for air balance, installed new vents and you're still battling sewage odors, what can you do next? Is there a cost-effective total solution?

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3 important steps for a running sustainable restaurant
Becky Bicks
There is a growing emphasis on running sustainable businesses in a way that does not excessively deplete environmental, economic or societal resources. One industry that has seen a particularly large increase in the focus on sustainability is the restaurant industry.

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Hot restaurant menu trends for 2014
Nation's Restaurant News
Andrew Freeman, chief executive of San Francisco-based hospitality consulting firm Andrew Freeman & Co., predicts what's next in food, drinks and more.

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Remote controls for facility management
Joy Burgess
With recent advances in remote controls, intelligent buildings have become a reality. A decade ago, this seemed to be an exciting idea for the future.

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Deploy alternatives to deep-cleaning carpets
Buildings
If you think vacuuming and deep cleaning are your only weapons against carpet soiling, prepare to add another to your arsenal.

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Eateries prepare for potential trans fat ban
Amarillo Globe-News
The food industry says trans fats, created when hydrogen is added as a solidifier to vegetable oil, enhance the flavor, texture and shelf life of countless processed foods. But studies have shown they also clog arteries and heavily contribute to heart disease, which is why the Food and Drug Administration has opened a 60-day public comment period on a plan to eliminate the fatty acid from Americans' diets, a move FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year.

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Consumers to restaurants: Spice it up!
Restaurant Business
According to new data from Technomic, 54 percent of consumers say they prefer hot or spicy flavors and sauces. In fact, diners' tolerance for temperature is rising; in 2009, less than half (46 percent) said they preferred spicy foods.

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How to weather-proof a frozen dessert concept
QSR Web
Sales at ice cream and frozen yogurt concepts are typically cut in half during the cold winter months. But some brands have been embracing pipeline innovations and marketing strategies to curb this dramatic trend.

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Allergen management: Minimizing risk
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
Managing food-related allergens will always be an issue operators need to address. How can you work with staff and customers to minimize the risk and maximize the enjoyment of your menus?

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Should dogs be allowed on restaurant patios?
The Dallas Morning News
Dogs may soon be allowed on restaurant patios if the city council in Plano, Texas, takes up the issue. A Katy Trail Ice House Outpost manager asked the city to revise its policy in a council meeting recently. Are consumers more or less inclined to visit a restaurant that allows pets on the patio?

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Technology helps restaurants end the painful wait
Hospitality Technology
The paper and pencil list has long been a staple at hostess stands across the country. But these days, many restaurants are forgoing their manual processes for reservations and even trading in their wait-list pagers. Now it's all about mobile.

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6 things managers should not talk about at work
D. Albert Brannen
Managers have a special role for employers because they are legal agents. What they say, do and know can be attributed to their employer. Depending on the issue, employers can be strictly liable for the conduct of managers. Several laws come into play here, but there are certain things that managers should absolutely not talk about with employees or anyone else at work.

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The fast casual gold rush
Restaurant Finance Monitor
Restaurant chain success has always been a three-step process. Step 1: Start a concept and prove it works. Step 2: Add more units. Step 3: Once the concept has grown to the entrepreneur's management limits, bring on an investor who can take the chain to the next level. But lately, Step 2 has seemed less and less important.

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Water Heat = Scale

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