Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA,
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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Join RFMA for our first Regional Round-Up of 2014
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
here to register for this event now!
*You must register online in advance of
the event and be a current RFMA member to attend.
to win an iPad mini?
is back! Help us spread the benefits of RFMA throughout the restaurant
industry 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!
Facilitator: Shining a light
Heather Wilson Coode
essential for restaurant operators to always consider ways to create
appeal while cutting costs. Today, many are looking to lighting design as
a way to make easy adjustments that improve both the dining experience
and their bottom line. A large number of lighting projects are taking
place in restaurants across the country, and light-emitting diode
technology is leading the charge thanks to its efficiency, aesthetics and
Indoor lighting and its effect on emotions
According to research, the way
a room is lit can affect decision-making, with bright light affecting our
emotional system and acting as a possible catalyst for more intense
emotions. Facility managers should evaluate the lighting levels in
different settings — industrial, commercial, residential or academic — in
order to strike the right balance.
12 ultra-efficient lighting strategies
don't always need a flashy renovation or a deep retrofit that requires
gutting your building to boost energy efficiency. Sometimes the best
things come in small packages — like these strategies by practicing FMs
and green experts.
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.
Want a solution that saves money? Contact Mavea.
Restaurants face logistics of using locally sourced
local — a consumer preference for locally grown, locally sourced foods —
is one of the dominant menu trends impacting the restaurant industry
today. Sourcing locally, however, can be a major logistical problem for
food service operations.
Lime shortage drives up prices at bars, restaurants
The Wall Street Journal
and restaurants across the country have been affected by what they are
calling the "great lime crisis of 2014." And the timing could
hardly be worse: It comes just as the fruit's highest-profile day of the
year is approaching — the margarita-fueled Cinco de Mayo.
Taco Bell to test fast-casual restaurant
of this as a Taco Bell for foodies. Except it's not Taco Bell. It's U.S.
Taco Co., a hush-hush, fast-casual restaurant project developed deep in
the bowels of Taco Bell's Irvine, Calif., headquarters building over the
Franchisee tenants: Dealing with deposits and
Dale Willerton and Jeff Grandfield
While landlords often ask for
security deposits and/or personal guaranties on commercial leases,
neither is mandatory or legally required. As a franchisee tenant, you
should know that these can be negotiated. Unfortunately, many franchisee
tenants don't realize this and pay the landlord quite willingly without
negotiating the amount or the terms.
Distributors help customers become more sustainable
leaders in the professional cleaning industry believe customer demand
pushed the industry to develop green cleaning products that are both more
effective at cleaning and more cost-effective. However, when it comes to
sustainability in the 21st century, the federal government appears to
have been superseded by private industry.
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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.
Starbucks to roll out new soda line this summer
Nation's Restaurant News
Corp. plans to roll out its new Fizzio handcrafted sodas to 3,000 units
across the U.S. and in Asia this summer. The new beverage line is the
next weapon in Starbucks' ongoing quest to build traffic during
Ronald McDonald gets a makeover
The Associated Press via Las Vegas Review Journal
said April 23 its famous spokesclown will take an active role on social
media for the first time, using the hashtag #ronaldmcdonald. In keeping
with his new role, Ronald also got a new look this week.
We provide pavement construction and maintenance at
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and sewer lines at a retail locations; with KAI, you always get what’s
best for your project and your budget.
How to make better hiring decisions
The best applicant and the
best employee are rarely one in the same, so it's best to follow a
"hire tough, manage easy" philosophy. Even if you occasionally
miss the mark, you will still be hiring to a higher standard. The
following "best practices" will help you build an excellent
HVAC retrofits: Certification for energy savings
Facility Maintenance Decisions
conservation remains a high priority for engineering and maintenance
managers. Most managers who are specifying products for HVAC retrofits in
institutional and commercial facilities are willing to spend a little
more for components and products with greater energy efficiency and
performance that will reduce energy costs in comparison to
standard-efficiency models. The challenge is determining whether a
product with premium energy efficiency and a premium price really will
perform as promised and produce the savings as hoped.
Maintaining epoxy floors
maintenance of epoxy floor systems is crucial. Here are just three
reasons why you should not overlook proper maintenance of epoxy floors.
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