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Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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Need some advice on restaurant facilities?
RFMA
Contact Jeff Dover, our Facilities Resource Manager and our in-house expert at RFMA! Jeff is here to help you and your company with Facilities questions, as well as providing resources to help further educate you on restaurant facilities. Feel free to contact Jeff at jeff@rfmaonline.com or 972-805-0905972-805-0905 ext. 3.

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Join us for our Spring Peer to Partner Best Practices Calls
RFMA
Join us for these upcoming Peer to Partner Best Practices Calls to benchmark with your peers and vendor partners:

When: Friday, April 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. CDT
Topic: HVAC

When: Friday, May 16, from 1 to 2 p.m. CDT
Topic: Signs & Lighting

Click here to visit our event calendar and register for one or both of these calls!

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White Papers wanted for RFMA Resource Library
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RFMA is always looking to grow our online resource library for our members. We are seeking White Papers to add to our Resource Library and would love our RFMA members to participate! Click here to see the guidelines for submitting a white paper.

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Facilitator: RFMA engagement — you get out what you put in
John E. Deal
Outgoing vendor representative John Deal says the greatest benefits of RFMA involvement only come when you effectively leverage all your RFMA resources. Do you make the most of your engagement with RFMA?

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Taco Bell creates quite a brand buzz with 'breakfast phones'
QSRweb.com
Breakfast phones are part of the brand's biggest marketing campaign ever and were created to promote its new morning menu.

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Pizza is at the forefront of product development trends
Food Business News
A key to maintaining a successful, relevant product in today's marketplace is to achieve a balance between tradition and innovation. No product category has better illustrated this than pizza.

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Endura XL lasso's RFMA Attendees!

The new Endura XL models received a great response at RFMA 2014. If you didn’t get a chance to see Endura XL, take a moment to visit EnduraXL.com & see why your business needs this upcoming addition.

 



Yum Village streamlines startup process for aspiring chefs
Model D
YumVillage in Detroit is working to make it easier for aspiring chefs to find a temporary space to open a pop-up restaurant and create a following.

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6 technologies about to change limited-service restaurants
Pizza Marketplace
Chances are good that you haven't yet heard the newest buzzwords in technology, such as geo-fencing, NFC, Bluetooth Smart or location-aware check-ins. You probably use applications powered by these technologies regularly, however.

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Control pests with landscaping
Buildings
April showers bring May flowers, but what if those budding blossoms also attract an army of ants? Without oversight, your landscaping can provide an ideal habitat for insects and rodents. If you don't want pests inside your building, make sure they aren't making a home right outside your door.

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Restaurant owner grows by keeping things small
KELO-TV
The restaurant business isn't easy, but one Sioux Falls couple is expanding by keeping things small: Its newest location, like the original, is in a very small building.

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Restaurant standards could curb fat America
RAND Corp. via USA Today
A group of 21 industry and policy experts recently developed restaurant performance standards intended to protect consumers from potentially harmful serving practices.

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Electrical submetering: Smart energy managing
Jeannea Jones
Submetering allows FMs to monitor the electrical usage of individual components within a building, such as heating and cooling systems, lighting, refrigeration and more.

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Restaurant industry adds 30,000 jobs in March
Nation's Restaurant News
The U.S. economy gained 192,000 jobs in March, and employers hired more than was previously estimated for January and February, offering hope for a spring rebound, according to the preliminary federal jobs report.

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4 steps to effective performance management
D. Albert Brannen
Performance management is not just about dealing with the poor performers. Instead, as explained in the following paragraphs, it is a more holistic process that begins with getting the right people, setting employee expectations, coaching employees and ultimately dismissing the poor performers or employees who do not fit the organization.

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How a minimum wage increase could impact foodservice design
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine
While economists and politicians continue to debate the impact a minimum wage increase will have on businesses, members of the foodservice industry are better served minding their P's by focusing on processes, procedures, people, products and platforms, writes consultant Juan Martinez.

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High-definition surveys help make retrofits more cost-effective
Today's Facility Manager
In the past, manually surveying industrial sites for a facility expansion or retrofit often required hundreds of hours, sometimes over months, and sometimes involved potentially hazardous locations. But high-definition survey technology can be a powerful alternative.

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How emergency preparedness plans affect fire/life safety technology
Building Operating Management
Although installation of fire- and life-safety equipment is mandated by building code, the best equipment in the world isn't any good without an emergency preparedness plan. Conversely, planning for every contingency won't be much good in the absence of proper, thoughtfully considered life-safety equipment.

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Form vs. function in restaurant design
Nation's Restaurant News
Operators need to balance the visual appeal of a restaurant or dining area with the practical operational requirements that allow the unit to operate efficiently and provide the best service and comfort for guests.

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4 ways to make solar financing less weird
GreenBiz.com
While it's easy to get accustomed to how solar finance works once one is immersed in the space, the uninitiated generally are surprised at how strange it is.

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Cree sees bright future in LED lighting controls
GreenBiz.com
LED technology company Cree has been a big beneficiary of the energy-efficient lighting retrofit movement across cities, campus, offices and industrial spaces. Now it is reaching for a piece of the wireless controls market, which could grow to $2.7 billion annually by 2020, according to projections by Navigant Research.

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Restaurants discuss Wi-Fi access models at MURTEC (Hospitality Technology)
Using big data to stay competitive in restaurant business (Tech Page One)
How to wow millennials (CSP Daily News)

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