Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA,
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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Come join RFMA in Dallas!
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.
Facilitator: Countdown to
recent weather patterns have been strange lately, we can be certain the
summer season will wrought sweltering heat and suffocating humidity upon
us. Your guests will be searching for ways to beat the heat, and as
facility managers, we want to be assured that our restaurants will be
pleasantly climate controlled to provide a temporary respite. But can you
rely on your HVAC systems to perform under the increased demand and load?
TGI Fridays sold for $800 million
Fridays has been sold by Carlson Restaurants Inc. to private-equity firms
Sentinel Capital Partners and TriArtisan Capital Partners, according to
multiple reports. The restaurant chain, which reported $2.7 billion in
systemwide sales in 2013, was sold for $800 million, reports suggest.
Restaurants to add more than half-million summer
are expected to add 508,000 jobs this summer season, according to
National Restaurant Association projections. This would represent the
second consecutive year in which restaurants add at least 500,000 jobs
during the summer season.
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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Tips for adding appeal to your restaurant's patio
the weather warming up, it's the perfect time to get the most out of your
restaurant's patio for dining and entertaining. If your patio needs some
love, here are fun ways to add excitement and appeal to your outdoor
Prepare your trees for summer storm season
Preparing for summer storms is
not always easy as the weather can be unpredictable. Cleanup from summer
storms can also equate to increased overtime, so it is important that
grounds professionals be as proactive as possible when it comes to
weather changes and preparation. According to recent surveys, more than 1
million trees are struck by lightning in the United States each year.
Trees can be killed immediately from lightning strikes, but more often
they are weakened allowing a secondary attack from disease or insect
infestation to finish the job.
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How to buy a restaurant dishwasher
the dishwasher in your restaurant is more than 10 years old, you are
almost certainly wasting money in energy usage. On the other hand, the
most recent generation of dishwashers offers real improvements in energy
and water savings. Here are the features to look for and where some of
those savings are.
Anatomy of a noncommmercial buy
Foodservice Equipment Reports
research confirms noncommercial ops may not dig as deeply as commercial
chain counterparts in choosing suppliers. But beneath the skin, both
groups' DNA and purchasing priorities are pretty similar.
Spec check: Tilting skillets
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
of the most versatile pieces of commercial kitchen equipment, tilting
skillets provide precise heating capabilities for a variety of
production-related tasks. "From an investment perspective, a tilting
skillet is like having three pieces of equipment in one," says John
Marenic, principal at Marenic Food Service Consulting.
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.
The 10 characteristics of an outstanding foodservice
are the characteristics of an outstanding general manager in the
foodservice sector? It's a job that requires a broad scope of knowledge,
grace under pressure and the ability to get the best out of every
Making the FM case for millennials
Facility Management Journal
have facility managers not yet realized how important it is to embrace
and mentor millennials? If current attitudes continue, the profession of
FM as practiced today might disappear or at least be diminished because
of its inability to attract young members.
The tech revolution: Coming soon to a restaurant
no mistake, the tech revolution is coming to the restaurant category.
Applebee's and Chili's have introduced table kiosks and gaming apps to
entertain customers and help turn the restaurants more quickly; several
variations on the mobile-payment app are being rolled out by Wendy's,
Burger King, Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts and others; and Chipotle and Jimmy
John's opted for ordering apps to expedite long wait times. Where will it
go next? Literally anywhere — Domino's customers who drive a Ford can
order a pizza through their vehicle's "sync" app.
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paving the parking lot at a distribution center to correcting drainage
and sewer lines at a retail locations; with KAI, you always get what’s
best for your project and your budget.
Saving energy with intelligent lighting
the cost of electricity, outdated lighting does not save money by any
means. However, some recently developed intelligent lighting systems are
exceptional in all aspects.
Florida city working on cooking oil disposal
officials in Bradenton, Florida, are now closer to drafting certain
regulations about the disposal of restaurant cooking oil. So what does
that mean for businesses?
Burgers and brews set sustainability standard in the
do burgers and brews have in common, other than the basis for a tasty
meal? They're products, generated by Midwestern companies, that are
setting the standard for sustainability in the heartland.
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