Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA,
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
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RFMA 2015: Call for Abstracts
is now accepting abstract submissions for our annual conference being
held at The San Diego Convention Center, Feb. 1-3, 2015. The abstract
submission phase will be open from May 15 – June 15, 2014. All
abstracts undergo critical review by the members of the RFMA Education
Committee to ensure high quality of content. The Education Committee will
decide, based on these reviews, whether the abstract proposal will be
acceptable or need revisions.
here to submit the abstract proposal via the RFMA conference website.
The abstracts will be reviewed by the Education Committee Conference Task
Force. If you need to access your abstract to update or make changes, go
to the Presentation
Get-A-Member drawing winner announced
to Allen Bowman with Waste Management for winning our first iPad
mini drawing for 2014! Allen recruited Mike Burk with Steak 'n Shake to
Our next Member-Get-a-Member drawing will
be Sept. 1. All you need to do to be in the next drawing is refer a new restaurant
member to RFMA! Make sure that your new RFMA recruit lists your name in
the "referred by" field on their membership application.
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
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: Phil Walton,
Restaurateur of the Year
Walton is not someone who seeks accolades or the limelight. He prefers to
stay quiet, do his job and do it well. So, when the Water Coolers began
singing about him, indicating that he had won the Restaurateur of the
Year award, "the back of my head must have turned red," he
said. "I would not have expected this in a million years; I'm just
doing my job."
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Panera swears off artificial ingredients
The Associated Press via The Tribune
Bread Co. will announce its new "Food Policy" Tuesday, hinging
on the consumer shift away from processed foods and toward
"clean" and "simple" ingredients.
Starbucks' end-run into the fast-casual burger
latest business diversion will have the company custom-grilling burgers,
plating duck confit hash and mixing cocktails, albeit under the umbrella
of its La Boulange bakery-cafe operation. The hard-nosed business
objective is to steal your dinner business.
Homestyle Dining introduces new fast-casual concept
Nation's Restaurant News
Dining LLC, parent to the legacy Ponderosa and Bonanza steakhouse chains,
in late May debuted a new fast-casual concept called Bo's Steak &
Grill, targeting a younger demographic.
Brinker re-evaluates guns-on-premises policy after
activists arrive armed
The Dallas Morning News
to a week after Chipotle asked the Open Carry-ers to leave their big guns
at home when ordering a burrito bowl, Dallas-based Brinker International
began looking at its policy following a run-in with some gun-toting
customers at a Chili's in San Antonio.
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Blurred lines? Where retail meets foodservice
group of panelists at the NRA show in Chicago pleaded with attendees to
see the growing threat supermarkets, mass merchants and convenience
stores pose to foodservice market share. It seems all segments can learn
from the brands and retailers that are thinking outside the box.
How to digitally market to millennials
Every industry is constantly
evolving with each new technology, and soon it will be out with the old
and in with the new. The way we learn, talk and tackle tasks is all going
to change in the next few years. Wondering what's driving this shift in
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Restaurant customer saves employees with carbon
The Associated Press via The Wall Stree Journal
Dunkin' Donuts customer looking for a morning cup of coffee was in the right
place at the right time with the right equipment. Authorities say an
ambulance technician wearing a carbon monoxide detector entered the store
in Carle Place, New York, at around 4 a.m. on a recent Friday. The tech's
detector went off, indicating high levels of the poisonous gas. The
technician hustled the employees out of the fast food joint and notified
authorities. An investigation found a vent in one of the ovens was the
4 steps to proactive ADA compliance
accessibility lawsuits filed against businesses and facilities for
alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act have been
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For the restaurant industry, mobile payments move
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