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Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Tuesday, July 01, 2014

 

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InSite InSider announces double points in July
RFMA
RFMA is excited about the new addition of gamification to our RFMA website and we want to celebrate by giving double points all July! By logging on and participating in InSite you will be able to earn points, rewards and achieve levels as an InSite InSider.

What do I have to do to get double points? Log onto rfmaonline.com and follow the InSite InSider double points calendar below:

July 1-4: Create a New Connection: Send a connection request to a RFMA peer and receive 4 points
July 7-11: Share Your Photos Week: Earn 6 points by uploading your own photos
July 14-18: Earn 10 points by commenting on News Articles and Blogs
July 21-25: Caption This! Photo Caption Contest: Earn 15 points
July 28-31: Post to the "Industry Exchange Forum" or the "Facility Manager Forum" and earn 20 points

Questions? Contact Ryan Nordling at 972-805-0905, ext. 5, or ryan@rfmaonline.com.

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RFMA 2015 registration is now open
RFMA
Join us Feb. 1-3 for RFMA 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center. RFMA Restaurant members take advantage of our Early Bird registration rate of $100. Click here to register now!

Unsure if you are a RFMA member? Contact Ryan Nordling at 972-805-0905, ext. 5, or ryan@rfmaonline.com for questions about your RFMA membership.

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Member Meet-Up Update
RFMA
Thank you to everyone who attended our Apps & Appetizers event at the RFMA office. It was a great success! Click here to see more photos from the event.

Next Member Meet-Up: Denver
Come join us for a Member Meet-up in Downtown Denver on Aug. 18. Meet up with your RFMA peers on the patio at The Tavern Downtown overlooking Coors field, home of the Colorado Rockies. Registration is just $15 and includes drinks and appetizers.

Hope you can join us in Denver!
When: Monday, Aug. 18, from 5-7 p.m.
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Facilitator: From retro to metro at Sonic Drive-In
Sherleen Mahoney
For many years, Sonic Drive-In was a regional brand. Today, it's a national brand with 3,500 locations across 44 states — and very soon, in all 50 states. As it has expanded, Sonic has reimagined its future through the new Culinary Innovation Center.

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California Legislature repeals glove law for food handlers
Los Angeles Times
California lawmakers have pulled an about-face on a controversial change to the state's health code that bans restaurant workers from touching food with their bare hands and requires chefs and bartenders to wear gloves.

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Olive Garden eyes 4 ways to refresh
Food Business News
Brand revival plans for Olive Garden focus on four key areas: evolving the core menu, improving and simplifying operations, implementing an integrated communications platform and reimaging restaurants.

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Staff motivation: Could they do it if their lives depended on it?
Mel Kleiman
Do you have a hiring problem, a motivation problem or a training problem? To find out, ask yourself: "Could they do it if their lives depended upon it?" If the answer to that question is "yes," then you do not have a problem with hiring or training — you have a motivation problem.

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Seasonal staff: Keep on payroll or rehire each time?
Business Management Daily
Many restaurant chains employ students part-time during winter and summer breaks. Most don't provide benefits to part-timers. What are the pros and cons of leaving them active in the system vs. rehiring them as seasonal workers each summer and winter?

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New energy efficiency standards set for furnace fans
Energy.gov
As part of President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department on June 25 announced a new energy efficiency standard for furnace fans, the latest of eight finalized standards and nine proposed standards issued since the Climate Action Plan was announced last year.

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Eco-friendly refrigerants set to expand
Buildings
Your HVAC units and refrigeration equipment may soon have new climate-friendly refrigerant options. Potential substitute chemicals boast a low global warming potential.

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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.

 



Grounds and equipment preparation for winter often begins in summer
Facility Maintenance Decisions
The arrival of warmer weather — or the pending arrival, depending on the part of the country — means grounds operations in institutional and commercial facilities are entering their most active phase. But it also means it's time to start preparing for the cooler weather of fall and, all too soon, winter.

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How to maximize your water efficiency efforts
Building Operating Management
While energy efficiency is still the star of most sustainability efforts, water is stepping up from supporting cast to featured player. With extreme droughts and water shortages becoming more common, water will continue to become more important, which means facility managers need to start thinking about how to cut down on water consumption.

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Medium-rare burgers: A risky culinary comeback
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For those in the food industry, the Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak of 1993 was a watershed moment. But those lessons appear to be fading from collective memory.

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4 perks that cost nothing but mean everything
Forbes
Employees are seeking greater meaning and purpose at work. So there's a growing trend of offering perks that can help champion your employees' work and personal development.

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3 primary drivers of employee retention
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The debate has raged for years about the biggest drivers of satisfied employees. Most people default to pay as being important, and it is, but it may not be at the top of the list.

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Restaurant workers try their hand at ownership
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A shuttered Fan space in Richmond, Virginia, is set to reopen with a landlord who's a veteran restaurant owner and three operators new to running a business of their own.

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No, the customer is not always right
Anne Rose
We've all heard the adage, "the customer is always right." But we've all encountered clients who have asked for something that is unethical in the least, illegal at the worst, or sometimes just plain wrong for them. How do you respond?

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