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What is a white paper?
RFMA
A white paper typically argues a specific position or solution to a problem. Although white papers take their roots in governmental policy, they have become a common tool used to introduce technology innovations and products. A typical search engine query on "white paper" will return millions of results, with many focused on technology-related issues. White papers are powerful marketing tools used to help key decision-makers and influencers justify implementing solutions.

Click here to learn more about white papers and the process for submitting a white paper for rfmaonline.com.

Click here to view the current white papers available on rfmaonline.com.

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Join us in bidding farewell to Carly Wohlers
RFMA
Please join us in bidding a fond farewell to Carly Wohlers, RFMA membership coordinator. Carly will be leaving us this week to take a new position with a large international association serving the petroleum engineering industry.

We are very thankful to Carly for her contributions to RFMA over the past year and we wish her all the best in her new job.

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Interested in writing for RFMA's Facilitator magazine?
RFMA
Click here for more details about submitting an article, deadlines for submitting editorial and the subjects and topics for each issue of Facilitator.

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Facilitator: CRFP Spotlight focuses on Maria Johnson
Facilitator
Maria Johnson, director of facilities management for PFCB/Pei Wei Asian Diner LLC, shares how the CRFP credential has impacted her career — particularly since she was part of the committee that wrote the CRFP items.

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2014 restaurant technology study
Hospitality Technology
In the 16th annual Restaurant Technology Study, Hospitality Technology partners with EKN Research to reveal the latest technology trends that are influencing the food service industry as a whole.

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10 food franchise technology tools and solutions
Small Business Trends
Today's food franchise owners have a plethora of technology franchise tools at their disposal. Some of them are designed to help the customer. Some are designed to help the franchise business. Both are becoming popular with food franchise owners. Combined, they are helping shape the way business is done in what is a very competitive and sometimes grueling business.

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Snow services portion control
Snow Business
Snow removal businesses are facing a disconnect between the type of service customers contract for and the amount of work those same customers expect. Businesses that only arrange for limited snow and ice management services should reframe their expectations in the midst of a tough winter.

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Facility management: Proactive vs. reactive
Jeannea Jones
As with most things in life, an offensive position yields better results than a defensive one. The same holds true in facility management. Plant operations and maintenance personnel encounter reactive situations on a daily basis, but the wise FM professional who approaches service from a proactive position will be able to avert many equipment failures and down time, thus positively impacting the "quality of life" for the building campus community. Let's break down the differences in the two approaches.

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The real cost of counterfeit electrical products
Buildings
The growing threat of counterfeit electrical products has prompted manufacturers and trade associations to pay close attention to counterfeits in the industry marketplace. But what does that mean for facility managers? Paul A. Kempf, senior director of utilities and maintenance at the University of Notre Dame, shares his insight.

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The HVAC factor: Standard maintenance
Today's Facility Manager
In 2013, a revised ACR — the Standard for Assessment, Cleaning, and Restoration of HVAC Systems from NADCA — was released to the industry. It is based on reliable principles, review of applicable industry literature and information and practical experience.

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Spend extra time to foster great chefs
Restaurant Business
Remember to spend that extra time with your staff, because every cook who walks into your kitchen is our next generation of chefs; they are the future of our food.

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Restaurant manager's death a 'wake-up call'
The Wall Street Journal
After an assistant manager passed out during an on-premise search for a missing restaurant manager, employees knew something was very wrong in the building.

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The best new restaurants in America for 2014
Pursuitist
A fine dining restaurant that cross-pollinates Asian and Texan influences has been named the best new American restaurant of 2014 by GQ magazine, who issued a new list.

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McDonald's sees 'Build Your Own Burger' as 'huge driver'
CSPnet.com
The world's biggest hamburger chain began testing personalized orders last year with a "build-your-own burger" concept at a location in California. In addition to its traditional menu, the restaurant in Laguna Niguel offers tablets on which people can tap out the bun, patty, cheese and toppings they want on their burgers. Kevin Newell, U.S. brand and strategy officer for McDonald's, said in an interview with the news agency that the offering is a "huge driver."

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Olive Garden's menu undergoes major revamp
Meatingplace
The Olive Garden fast casual chain of eateries has undertaken the "most significant menu evolution in the restaurant's history," the company said in a news release announcing more than 20 new menu items.

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TGI Fridays in talks to sell itself to TriArtisan
Reuters
TGI Fridays, the global casual dining restaurant chain known for its red-striped canopies and memorabilia-rich decor, is in advanced talks to sell itself to buyout firm TriArtisan Capital Partners, people familiar with the matter said.

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Pizza Hut tests interactive table for ordering, payment
Nation's Restaurant News
Restaurant chains across the industry are looking to leverage improvements in tablet technology to order and pay at the table, but Pizza Hut is testing a new innovation that would let guests order and pay using the table itself.

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Tim Hortons unifying POS system for pre-order, pre-pay platform
QSR Web
Tim Hortons CEO Marc Caira said the brand can win in the QSR segment's "new era" if it executes flawlessly at the restaurant level.

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QSRs boost breakfast offerings
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Taco Bell's announcement in February that it would roll out breakfast to most of its 5,800 domestic restaurants has increased competition among quick-service restaurants in the morning daypart, and a number of chains that already serve breakfast are boosting their offerings.

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Google adds restaurant menus to search results
Search Engine Journal
Google has officially announced a new feature that was reportedly spotted in the testing stages several weeks ago, which is the addition of restaurant menus to the Google search results pages. The restaurant menus show up in the form of a OneBox answer and are triggered by searches that include the restaurant's name and the word "menu."

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ACI reacts to 'Chemicals in Commerce' draft legislation
PressZoom
The American Cleaning Institute issued a statement in the wake of new legislation proposed by Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., that would tighten restrictions on chemicals used for everything from commercial cleaning to petroleum production.

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Town official offers grease trap know-how to board
The Daily Item
The Board of Selectmen in Saugus, Mass., has had to keep restaurant owners on hold since November while they searched for an education on grease traps, but they found the perfect teacher had been right under its nose.

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