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April 15, 2014





Announcing Apps & Appetizers at the RFMA Office
Join us in the new RFMA office space to kick off our first RFMA regional event of 2014 and Terry Byerly with Pizza Hut's new column series, "Wet Your APPetite" in our Facilitator magazine. Come socialize with your RFMA peers and learn how to prepare some delicious appetizers with Chef William while also learning about the newest app technology to make the most of your social events. Remember to bring your favorite app to the party, as well as a fully-charged mobile device!

When: Thursday, June 26, 5-7 p.m.
Where: The New RFMA Office | 5600 Tennyson Parkway Suite 265 | Plano, Texas 75024
Registration: $15 per person
Click here to register for this event now!

*You must register online in advance of the event and be a current RFMA member to attend.

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Want to win an iPad mini?
Member-Get-A-Member is back! Help us reach our 2014 goal by referring your industry peers to RFMA. Refer a new restaurant member to RFMA and be entered in a drawing to win an iPad mini.

How do I make sure I get credit for referring a member to RFMA?
Make sure the new member enters your name in the "Referred By" field in their new member application.

Our first drawing will be June 1!

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Facilitator: The energy opportunity
Rich Shandross, Jim Young and Stephanie Plummer
There's 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.

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Panera launches digital experience
Hospitality Technology
Panera 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.

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Moving into healthful positioning
Nation's Restaurant News
Anita 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.

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Trade groups slam minimum wage hike
In a 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 wage."

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The 10 commandments of hiring and employee retention
Mel Kleiman
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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Water Heat = Scale

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 daylighting
Building Operating Management
Modern 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.

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Incorporating shade control in lighting design strategy
Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Learn 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 technology.

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Wherever you are...We can be!
When 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.

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 & see why your business needs this upcoming addition.


Beyond happy hour
A 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 standing-room only.

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Service and maintenance: Composting programs
Today's Facility Manager
An up-and-coming trend to improve overall sustainability initiatives is the implementation of a composting component to recycling programs.

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Pizza Hut opens first location in Iraq
Relaxnews via NTD.TV
In 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 growing.

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How food trucks revived the restaurant industry
Bloomberg Television
In this video interview, Mexicue CEO & Co-Founder David Schillace discusses how his business went from food truck to two New York City restaurants and why he's not stopping there.

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Taco Bell's brand buzz with 'breakfast phones'
Breakfast phones are part of Taco Bell's biggest marketing campaign ever and were created to promote its new morning menu, particularly among key industry influencers.

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6 technologies changing limited-service industry
Pizza Marketplace
Chances are you haven't yet heard the newest buzzwords in technology, such as geo-fencing, NFC, Bluetooth Smart or location-aware check-ins. But you already use them.

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Menu labeling final regulations on hold: What's the beef?
Ever 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.

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SCORE: Restaurant fundamentals
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Running a successful restaurant is extremely difficult. From government regulations to customer experience, the restaurateur is challenged at every point — every day.

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How Kat Cole operates Cinnabon like a tech startup
Fast Company
There's 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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