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Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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RFMA Member Meet-Up in Columbus next Thursday
RFMA
Join RFMA in Columbus for an interactive cocktail dining experience. Network with your RFMA peers in Columbus's historic German Village while creating your own flatbreads and snacking on farm to table appetizers and wine and beers.

When: Thursday, October 9th from 5-7 p.m.
Where: The Kitchen, Columbus, Ohio
Cost: $15 per attendee

Click here to register now.

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RFMA 2015 Session Preview: How to Work with People to Get Things Done
RFMA
Join Doug Jones at RFMA 2015 to learn "How to Work with People to Get Things Done." Jones was with IBM for twelve years in many capacities, including presenting executive computer concepts to corporations, associations and trade organizations. His enthusiastic manner sets him above the rest. He brings a very honest and up to date perspective on how to be successful in these very changing and competitive environments we deal in today. He is humorous, insightful and, most importantly, very believable. He knows what businesses need to do and suggests many ways on how to get it done. He is a breath of fresh air and his comments are right on target.

RFMA Restaurant members are invited to register now to take advantage of our Early Bird registration rate of $100. The Early Bird rate ends Nov. 15! 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 ryan@rfmaonline.com for questions about your RFMA membership.

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Progress at RFMA Gives 2015
RFMA
We are very excited about all of the progress happening at our RFMA Gives 2015 project at East County Transitional Living Center, ECTLC. To take a look at the progress make sure to subscribe to our RFMA Gives Blog. Our blog will follow the progress of the project from our two project managers, Tim Corcoran with Jack in the Box and Jeff Dover, CRFP, with RFMA. To become a subscriber visit our Blogs page under the InSite tab on rfmaonline.com or click here.

RFMA Gives 2015 Volunteer Weekend
We have selected Saturday, Oct. 25, and Sunday, Oct. 26, as our RFMA Gives 2015 Volunteer Weekend at East County Transitional Living Center (ECTLC) in El Cajon, California. You can register to attend the RFMA Gives 2015 volunteer days by visiting our Event Calendar on rfmaonline.com or by clicking here.

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How to profit from ATMs: A guide for retailers and restaurateurs
QSRweb
Retailers and restaurateurs have a range of choices when it comes to selecting an ATM business model. A new guide offers an overview of the retail ATM market and explains the role and services of various participants.

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Tech replacing servers at some restaurants
The Columbus Dispatch
Call it what you will, a concept is reshaping some of the United States' best-known casual restaurants: Traditional servers — living, breathing humans armed with paper menus, order pads and pens or pencils (or at least reliable short-term memories) — are giving way to so-called "consumer-facing" electronic tablets.

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Water Heat = Scale

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.

Want a solution that saves money? Contact Mavea.

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New app helps find restaurants offering gluten-free food
KYW-TV
If you need to hunt for gluten-free offerings in area restaurants, there's an app for that. And it's growing in popularity as restaurants realize the importance of the gluten-free craze among consumers.

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How Domino's built a remarkably human brand
Business 2 Community
Domino's launched a video series called "Handmade by Domino's" this year. It's an extension of one of the most successful marketing campaigns in recent memory.

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Restroom satisfaction vital to guest comfort
Buildings
With cold and flu season just around the corner, germs are at the front of people's minds, especially in restrooms that are perceived to be unclean. A recent survey from Bradley Corporation shows that 63 percent of people have had an especially unpleasant experience in a public restroom, with 64 percent saying they'll either think twice about patronizing the business or never visit it again.

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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.

 



E la Carte raises $35 million to expand pay-at-the-table technology
The Wall Street Journal
E la Carte Inc., a startup whose technology lets restaurant-goers order food and pay their bills from the table, without having to flag down a waiter, has raised $35 million in new venture capital and debt financing.

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Full-service restaurants struggle with mobile
Restaurant Hospitality
Full-service restaurants struggle with their mobile presence more than other industry segments, according to a recent study that evaluated the top 50 most-visited restaurant and catering mobile websites.

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Apps the 'best way to build customer loyalty in restaurants'
SWNS
Online restaurant directories are great for helping new customers discover restaurants. But to ensure the customers remain loyal, an app is the best answer.

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28 social media ideas worth stealing
Restaurant Business
If social media were a science, every company would use the right elements to get McDonald's 2.2 million Twitter followers or the social evangelism of In-N-Out's 3 million Facebook fans.

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CRFP Spotlight on Joshua Rains
Facilitator
Joshua Rains, construction manager — special projects for Qdoba Restaurant Corp. in Denver, explains some of the many benefits of the CRFP certification.

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'Leaf' autumn troubles behind with these tips
Facility Dude
Autumn is a great time for scarf enthusiasts and pumpkin spice fans, but for facility managers, the turning leaves can signify the arrival of a new seasonal maintenance headache.

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Keep your workers' feet on the ground with greater fall safety
Facility Dude
Is your facility fall-proof? Far from simple missteps or embarrassing gaffes, falls in the workplace can lead to serious injury or even death. When at all possible, such areas should be closed off unless they are being actively worked on.

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Combining lighting with surveillance boosts outdoor security
Today's Facility Manager
Hubbell Lighting, TOTUS Solutions and AXIS Communications have partnered to create a system that provides facility professionals the option to implement outdoor lighting and surveillance in one platform. This new offering for outdoor security is designed to help fortify a facility's security program.

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Energy savings from occupant training
FacilitiesNet
The following anecdote from Shanti Pless, senior research scientist for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility in Boulder, Colorado, illustrates the importance of continuous occupant training, especially in ultra-energy efficient buildings.

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EPA's proposed power plant climate rule could reach far
Industrial Distribution
Executives and managers of facilities with high electricity usage or GHG emissions should closely monitor the development of the regulatory plans in the states in which they operate. These plans will likely pose regulatory challenges for some and business opportunities for others.

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