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The Online CRFP Exam Prep Course is here!
RFMA
Finally — there's an online Prep Course designed by RFMA Member experts to help all RFMA members be the best restaurant facility professionals they can be. It's comprehensive. It's all-new. It's self-paced. And it's FREE for every RFMA member. So whether you're ready to brush up or expand your facility knowledge or go to the next level and take the exam for your CRFP credential — the choice is yours, and this one-of-a-kind course is for you!

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Become an InSite Insider
RFMA
RFMA is excited to announce the addition of gamification to our RFMA website. By logging on and participating in InSite you will be able to earn points, rewards and achieve levels. Start earning points today by logging on to rfmaonline.com! Click here for more details on how you can attain InSite Insider status.

Congratulations to Nikki Hale with Olive Garden, who is our current Top InSite Insider! Nikki has already become a Level 3 InSider in less than 1 week! Thanks, Nikki, for your enthusiastic participation — we can't wait until you hit Level 4.

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RFMA 2015: Call for Abstracts
RFMA
RFMA 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.

Click 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 Service Center.

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Member Get-A-Member drawing winner announced
RFMA
Congratulations to Allen Bowman with Waste Management for winning our first iPad mini drawing for 2014! Allen recruited Mike Burk with Steak 'n Shake to RFMA.

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.

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Come join RFMA in Dallas!
RFMA
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 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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Facilitator: Phil Walton, Restaurateur of the Year
Facilitator
Phil 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
Panera Bread Co. will announce its new "Food Policy" Tuesday, hinging on the consumer shift away from processed foods and toward "clean" and "simple" ingredients.

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Starbucks' end-run into the fast-casual burger market
Restaurant Business
Starbucks' 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.

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Homestyle Dining introduces new fast-casual concept
Nation's Restaurant News
Homestyle 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.

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Brinker re-evaluates guns-on-premises policy after activists arrive armed
The Dallas Morning News
Close 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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Are you ready to add off-premise catering to your business?
Pizza Marketplace
Catering is a growing business in the restaurant industry, as brands seek new revenue channels in an intensely competitive environment and consumers demand convenience where they live, work and play.

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Making sure things are done right vs. doing the right thing
TLNT
Whenever you find yourself doing frontline work, it's time to ask yourself a few key questions — starting with whether you're the right person for that specific task.

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Make applying for your jobs easy
Mel Kleiman
There are always plenty of people who want to work, but there are never enough good and great ones. That's why the largest, most attractive pool of potential recruits are all the folks who are now employed. So, how do you go about luring them away from their jobs and getting them on your team?

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Blurred lines? Where retail meets foodservice
Food Navigator-USA
A 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.

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How to digitally market to millennials
Emma Fitzpatrick
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 how we operate?

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A new take on cook-chill
FES
Evolving cook-chill may seem like an oxymoron to foodservice operators whose experience with this technology hasn't been positive. But at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, cook-chill is succeeding.

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How to buy a restaurant dishwasher
Restaurant Hospitality
If the dishwasher in your restaurant is more than 10 years old, you are almost certainly wasting money in energy usage. Here are the features to look for in your next machine.

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Carlson sells TGI Fridays for $800 million
FSR
TGI Fridays has been sold by Carlson Restaurants Inc. to private-equity firms Sentinel Capital Partners and TriArtisan Capital Partners. The chain had a price tag of $800 million.

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Restaurant customer saves employees with carbon monoxide warning
The Associated Press via The Wall Stree Journal
A 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 problem.

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4 steps to proactive ADA compliance
FacilitiesNet
ADA accessibility lawsuits filed against businesses and facilities for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act have been growing over the past few years. The best defense against ADA lawsuits is to remove accessibility barriers. Here are four proactive steps to become an unappealing target of an ADA claim.

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For the restaurant industry, mobile payments move into critical mass phase
Fast Casual
Without a doubt Starbucks is the mobile payments pioneer that has paved the way for this technology in the restaurant industry. At the recent National Restaurant Association Show, a panel of brand representatives discussed where the industry is now with mobile payments, and how to compete in the growing space.

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