Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA,
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Get to know John Foley at RFMA 2015
John Foley's personal path to high performance began as a child, when he stood alongside his father at an air show featuring the Blue Angels. From that moment, John knew deep in his heart that someday he'd be carving up the skies as a member of the Blues. Eventually, he lived that dream, but getting there wasn't easy. In fact, John's journey from an awestruck child at an air show to the cockpit of the Blue Angels' F/A-18 Hornet is a study in persistence, hard work and the will to overcome obstacles and setbacks. John's keynote will challenge you to the be the best you can be and to believe in yourself and your teammates. Hear John's story at RFMA 2015 at Monday's General Session. Click here to read more about John and our General Session speakers at RFMA 2015.
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Join the RFMA Board of Directors in Pasadena
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Billiards with the Board at Barney's
When: Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Barney's Beanery, Pasadena, California
Facilitator: When a slow drain becomes a big issue
What's worse than an upset customer? A backed-up drain in the middle of the dining room floor. Because so much water is used in a restaurant, plumbing issues happen all the time. Yet they are an issue that often falls low on a restaurant facility manager's priority list until there's an emergency situation.
Warren Buffett to help finance Burger King tax-saving deal
Warren Buffett is helping to finance Burger King Worldwide Inc.'s planned takeover of Tim Hortons Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, backing a buyer that would move its headquarters to Canada where corporate taxes are lower.
Buffalo Wild Wings expands pizza business
Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. has expanded its pizza business by opening the company's second PizzaRev location, according to a press release.
Kicking off football season promotions
The opening kickoff to the regular NFL football season is Sept. 4, but some restaurants and bars have established themselves as the fan-favorite gathering spot months ahead. Now that every other venue offers big screen TVs and half-price beers, it's crucial to start building a loyal customer base early through strategic promotions.
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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New energy standards aim to reduce refrigeration costs — for a price
Running a refrigeration system can account for 40 to 50 percent of total energy use in a restaurant — a sizeable chunk of the utility bill. New efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration equipment, published in a final rule by the U.S. Department of Energy in April, may ease the pain.
How to empower energy and facility managers with analytics
Today's Facility Manager
Today's energy and facilities managers do not even resemble their predecessors: They need to be on the cutting edge of technology and conversant in the latest energy and operational trends.
Infrared technology: Benefits beyond the basics
Facility Maintenance Decisions
In the past decade, many maintenance and engineering managers who once dabbled with infrared imaging have bought into the technology in a big way. And many who viewed it as only a futuristic possibility now realize it can bring tangible benefits to facilities at an ever-lower cost.
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.
What McDonald's taught me about running a business
The Wall Street Journal
"We are always striving for consistency in our service and our product and I learned from McDonald's and their franchise model the importance of creating clear systems and structures that make it obvious what your end goal is to anyone walking in the door," writes entrepreneur Joanne Chang.
Disruptions in delivery
Nation's Restaurant News
Changes in restaurant delivery are barreling down the road — and some dangerous curves might be ahead.
How building commissioning relates to total cost of ownership
David E. Patnaude
As facilities professionals, we are often asked to work on projects and tasks that go beyond the day-to-day operation of our facilities. The types of projects and tasks I'm talking about include capital planning, construction project management and long-term master and capital planning. Often we enter this process with precise institutional knowledge, along with our intuition regarding particular items or projects. Once we have identified these priorities, we need to be able to present the proposal to senior management in a way that allows them to quickly understand, analyze and decide upon the proper course of action.
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