Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA,
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Facilitator: The energy
Rich Shandross, Jim Young and Stephanie Plummer
an urban legend that quality guru W. Edwards Deming is the source of the
axiom, "You can't manage what you can't measure." On the
contrary, Dr. Deming asserted that many important factors in management,
such as the value of training, are unquantifiable. That's not the case,
however, when it comes to reducing wasted energy consumption.
Panera launches digital experience
has announced its plans to launch the Panera 2.0 Experience, an enhanced
customer experience powered by technology and delivered with Panera
warmth. The company released a video that was created to help associates
understand their role in Panera 2.0 and the enhanced customer experience.
Moving into healthful positioning
Nation's Restaurant News
Jones-Mueller, M.P.H., talked to Boston Market chief executive George
Michel — who is warmly dubbed "The Big Chicken" — about the
moves he is making for the future positioning of his company.
Trade groups slam minimum wage hike
letter to the Senate, 20 trade groups — including the Professional
Landcare Network — are urging Congress to reject current proposals to
raise the Federal minimum wage, specifically a bill that would increase
the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. "For many businesses, this 39 percent
increase could truly be the difference between continuing to operate and
going out of business," the letter says. "We respectfully ask
that you oppose S. 1737 and other similar proposals to raise the minimum
The 10 commandments of hiring and employee retention
Recruiting and hiring the
right employees is essential to the success of your business. If you are
going to succeed, you cannot settle for run-of-the-mill employees. . If
you will follow these commandments and remain focused, dedicated and
committed to hiring the best, you will soon see that your organization
becomes just that — the best.
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If you have water that is being heated for cooking
or beverages then you have scale forming in that equipment. Scale
negatively impacts taste of foods and beverages in addition to the
maintenance nightmare caused in equipment.
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Use ongoing monitoring to get the most out of
Building Operating Management
energy conservation procedures in new and retrofit buildings often tap
the benefits of daylight to reduce both lighting and HVAC cooling loads
significantly. As time passes, the daylight harvesting system is too
often overridden by occupants and even facility managers trying to
resolve complaints. Using ongoing monitoring can help ensure you're getting
the most out of your daylighting system.
Incorporating shade control in lighting design
how automated shading systems can help facilities reduce lighting energy
use and take full advantage of updated ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010
standards that include mandatory requirements for daylight harvesting
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.
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.
Beyond happy hour
full-service restaurant isn't the most obvious or easiest place for
bar-driven event programming, since it must serve the needs of the dining
area first and foremost. But even if the bar isn't the anchor of the
venue, bar-driven programming can promote the restaurant, bring guests in
during quiet hours, establish the expertise of the bar staff in a spirit
or cocktail category and keep a sit-down restaurant so full there is
Service and maintenance: Composting programs
Today's Facility Manager
up-and-coming trend to improve overall sustainability initiatives is the
implementation of a composting component to recycling programs.
Pizza Hut opens first location in Iraq
Relaxnews via NTD.TV
a sign of things to come, Pizza Hut has announced the opening of its
first restaurant in Iraq, where appetites for Western-style fast food are
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Menu labeling final regulations on hold: What's the
since menu labeling passed in 2010, the FDA has been struggling to write
a law that brings balanced change to how consumers access nutritional
information at restaurants. The FDA's progress was further halted when
they missed a self-imposed February deadline to issue final rules to its
Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar
Retail Food Establishments requirements.
SCORE: Restaurant fundamentals
The San Diego Union-Tribune
a successful restaurant is extremely difficult. From government
regulations to customer experience, the restaurateur is challenged at
every point — every day.
How Kat Cole operates Cinnabon like a tech startup
no software embedded in the gooey center of a Classic Roll. No app that
dispatches dough from oven to frosting tray, no algorithm to calculate
and dispense the precise amount of a toothsome concoction of sugar and
cream cheese. Despite the absence of these, Cinnabon's president Kat Cole
runs the company like a tech startup — albeit a very large one.
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