Introducing Double Points Month
Need some more InSite InSider points? Make sure to take advantage of all the "double points" opportunities all September long.
1 week until California Member Meet-up! Join the RFMA Board of Directors in Pasadena
Our next Member Meet-up is just a week away with the RFMA Board! Join us — register now!
All Member Meet-up attendees are encouraged to bring any gently used business clothing to donate to our RFMA Gives 2015 project recipient, ECTLC (East County Transitional Living Center). The clothes donated will be given to ECTLC residents to use when they go on job interviews.
Billiards with the Board at Barney's
When: Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Barney's Beanery, Pasadena, California
Facilitator: Pizza passion
Americans are passionate about pizza. There are contentious debates over which style and city's pizza is the best. But regardless of whether we're talking about New York style, California style or Chicago's deep dish, these pizzas all have one thing in common: They take about 10 minutes to bake. With the emergence of fast-casual pizza, people can enjoy pizza in a whole new way.
Stopping soda thieves
Do you have a self-serve drink station? Do you notice customers asking for a water cup and then proceeding to fill it with a soft drink, tea or other beverage that isn't free? There are a few potential solutions to this problem.
The new era of smart dining
Although our way of life has undergone a complete metamorphosis into today's modern society, restaurants themselves have changed very little. The basic guest experience today is fundamentally the same as it was so many centuries ago in Rome's thermopolia. Software is changing all of that. Just as the rapid evolution of software is transforming how we live at home (think Nest), how we drive in cars (think Google) and how we travel in airplane cabins (think Virgin America), software is also dramatically transforming how we eat at restaurants. In restaurants, there is an entirely new consumer-facing software layer of apps and services being deployed as we speak.
Beyond the dollar menu: Diners value quality over price
The Christian Science Monitor
The fast food landscape is changing in response to the growing demand that food be better tasting, healthier and sustainable.
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Training programs must adapt to next-generation skillsets
Nation's Restaurant News
Have you noticed your youngest staff — the Gen Z team — struggling with basic in-person communications skills and etiquette? The rise of the smartphone has led to a generation of staff that are disconnected from customers and need extra training to learn how to facilitate better service and higher sales.
Questions to ask a roofing contractor
Sometimes, roofing projects can spring up by surprise. In those cases, when time is of the essence, you may not be able to spend the amount of time you'd like researching roofing contractors and their bids. Before you sign on a dotted line, be sure you know what you are really getting.
Capitalizing on new school nutrition policies
Nutritional policies in schools have seen a radical change over the past few years under the direction of Michelle Obama and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Restaurant concepts are answering this call through the development of partnerships in which brands provide options such as yogurt and healthier pizza varieties to school districts and individual locations.
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Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza has big expansion plans
Contra Costa Times
Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza is spreading like wildfire. The Pasadena-based company already operates 29 restaurants throughout California and the Midwest, but 35 new locations are set to open later this year, expanding the concept into New York, Miami, Washington D.C., New Orleans, Knoxville, Raleigh-Durham, Boise, Rapid City and Columbus.
Starbucks takes food trucks for a test drive
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
A new offering from the coffee giant: Starbucks will test mobile units, or food truck-like operations, at three college campuses this fall. The new truck offers a menu of drinks and food nearly identical to what customers would find in their neighborhood Starbucks stores, according to a company release.
Chipotle co-CEO unwraps the restaurant's success story
Chipotle is something of a phenomenon in the American dining industry. Pictures of enormous Chipotle burritos light up Twitter feeds across the country almost around the clock, while Vine videos showing long lunch lines at newly opened locations flood Facebook.