Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA,
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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RFMA's Fall Lineup
Join us at our RFMA events this Fall! Register for all or any of these upcoming events on our Event Calendar at rfmaonline.com or click here!
Member Meet-Up in Columbus
Thursday, Oct. 9, from 5-7 p.m.
Peer to Partner Best Practices Call: Waste and Recycling
Friday, Oct. 17, from 1-2 p.m. CDT
RFMA Gives 2015 Volunteer Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26
Member Meet-Up in Atlanta at TopGolf
Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 5-7 p.m.
Peer to Partner Best Practices Call
Friday, Nov. 7, from 1-2 p.m. CST
Thanks to all who attended our Member Meet-Up in Pasadena
We want to thank all of the RFMA members who attended our Billiards with the Board event in Pasadena last week — we had a great time!
You still have two more opportunities to join your RFMA peers at our last two Member Meet-Ups for 2014. Meet us in Columbus and Atlanta. Click here to register for those events.
Planning on attending RFMA 2015? Take advantage of our $100 early bird registration rate and get to know Mike McKinley at RFMA 2015
Mike McKinley is a businessman, motivational speaker, consultant, author, business owner and developer of a showcase garden destination. For over 25 years, he has been involved in the daily operations of the multimillion-dollar educational publishing house he founded. Presenting hard-hitting business content delivered in a fun way, Mike entertains while he teaches. With a career in manufacturing and retail and with experience in radio and television broadcasting, Mike has a breadth of business expertise on which to draw. As a committed civic volunteer, Mike enjoys assisting various organizations, bringing his professional and personal strengths to help those in need.
RFMA Restaurant members are invited to register now to take advantage of our Early Bird registration rate of $100. Click here to register!
Are you a current RFMA member or want to become one? Contact Ryan Nordling at 972-805-0905, ext. 5, or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about your RFMA membership.
Congrats to our latest Member Get-A-Member winner!
Congratulations to Eric Hankinson with FOCUS Brands for referring Tony Elrod with ZAX, Inc. to RFMA. Eric won an iPad mini for referring Tony to RFMA — and you can, too! Simply refer a new restaurant member to RFMA and have them mention your name in the "Referred By" section in their new member application. Our next Member-Get-A-Member drawing will be on Dec. 1.
Facilitator: In-house pest management tips
Jeff Dover, CRFP
As a customer in a restaurant, is there anything worse than seeing a roach crawl across your table or a rodent scurrying around the floor? Immediately, you lose your appetite and possibly leave the establishment. Most restaurants have pest control contracts, but there is still much work to be done by unit personnel to keep pests at bay.
Apple Pay is poised to revolutionize the checkout process
Apple has become one of the most well-known, innovative companies of this century. Apple's newest example of innovation is Apple Pay — a mobile payments system. Through near-field communication, users will be able to hold up the iPhone 6 to an NFC-accepted point-of-sale system and the payment will be processed.
Facility managers: LEDs top all energy efficiency measures
Let's say you're in charge of energy use at the company and you want to take big steps to slash the bill. Who you gonna call? A building insulator? A smart meter salesman? The most common answer is… an LED vendor.
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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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How facility managers handle increasing workload, shrinking budget, staff
Building Operating Management
Ask facility managers what their biggest concern about the job is, and the odds are good that the response will focus on not having enough resources or the ever-increasing workload. Those two concerns consistently top the list of challenges that facility managers face.
Incident readiness is the new BCM
The challenge of Business Continuity Planning is to plan for the unknown event that might disrupt an organization's ability to service their critical customers or may impact their brand or reputation. Odds are that Mother Nature and serendipity will collide to ensure that the disruption is far different from any scenario used in planning for continuity.
Why bother with green cleaning?
Today's Facility Manager
As the Great Recession loosens its grip on the economy, more and more Americans will be headed back to work. With this return to the office, American workers can expect more spending money, more stress — and more exposure to poisonous chemicals and toxins.
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.
New Chuck E. Cheese CEO whittles down DFW headquarters search
Dallas Business Journal
When Tom Leverton walked into CEC Entertainment's Irving headquarters in June as Chuck E. Cheese's new boss, he also walked into a company in the midst of a two-year real estate search for a new corporate office.
Could Olive Garden franchise?
Olive Garden doesn't franchise. But it could, if a group of investors gets its way. A recent plan proposes to franchise the company's brands, notably Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, beginning in certain markets where the brands are underpenetrated.
Panda Express rolls out mobile ordering nationwide
Nation's Restaurant News
Panda Express rolled out mobile ordering in Spetember at all of its more than 1,500 restaurants nationwide, joining the growing ranks of restaurant chains offering mobile and online ordering.
Blackstone said to sell Burger King locations to Houston Foods
Houston Foods Inc., a fast food franchisee in Texas, plans to buy about 260 Burger King locations owned by Blackstone Group's Heartland Food Corp. in the Midwest, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
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