Congratulations to RFMA's newly-elected 2015 Board members
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Show support for your fellow RFMA members by nominating them for an RFMy award at RFMA 2015
The RFMy Awards will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Tuesday's General Session & Awards ceremony at RFMA 2015. There are seven RFMy award categories, each designed to recognize a different area of achievement that is critical to the profession. If you would like to nominate a RFMA member for an RFMy award, please complete our online nomination form. Nominations must be submitted by Thursday, Dec. 11. Click here to nominate someone now!
Facilitator: Reducing liability from slips and falls
This may be a surprise to many, but most slip-and-fall incidents don't happen on snow, nor do they happen during the heaviest periods of snowfall. The majority of falls occur in the days following a snowfall, and they almost always happen on ice.
Hot restaurant menu trends for 2015
Nation's Restaurant News
"I want what I want, when I want it" will be the theme of the food and beverage world in 2015, with customization-crazed millennials — or the Demand Generation — driving most of the upcoming trends.
Bar vs. dining-room seating
Should your bar area be considered a seating section and included in the overall table rotation for your restaurant? There are advantages and disadvantages to both perspectives.
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The freshness of your food items is just as important to flavor and appearance as the preparation. Are you compromising that freshness and flavor with improperly maintained refrigeration doors? Are budget constraints to blame? How can you keep on track with essential maintenance without breaking the budget?
How to evict 5 pests that love your facility in wintertime
Don't let your facility be overrun by pests in the wintertime. Use these quick tips to knock them out fast.
Tools for driving down facility costs
It's no secret that costs associated with facilities are one of the largest expenses on an organization's income statement and owned property is one of the largest assets on the balance sheet. By better aligning the available supply of space with internal customer demand, facility professionals can help the organization unlock significant value from the property portfolio.
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From mobile payments to tableside tablets, restaurants embrace tech
A new survey released by the National Restaurant Association proves that the usage of technology is increasing within the restaurant industry. One result showed that more than one-third of consumers were more likely to use technology-related options in restaurants than they were just two years ago.
Wireless sensors help optimize building energy efficiency
Joe Costello, Enlighted CEO and chairman, recently discussed his company's technology and its benefits.
3 keys to make change stick
Are you planning or in the midst of significant change in your organization? The key that inspires and galvanizes a team is but one ingredient in any successful change effort. Here are three things you can do to ensure the change sticks.
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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Pizza Hut overhauls menu
The Associated Press via Daily Reporter
Pizza Hut is letting customers play mad scientist, giving them the freedom to make pies with honey Sriracha sauce or add curry flavor to the crusts. The atypical flavors and new ingredients are part of a menu overhaul set to hit stores in November.
The 11 restaurants that need to cater to millennials
Millennials have cut back their annual restaurant trips by 21 percent over the past seven years. Brands like Starbucks, McDonald's and Panera depend on this age group for future business success.
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.
Arby's CEO: Sandwiches sans onions and mayo is 'direction of industry'
The Associated Press via Daily Journal
Arby's, the chain known for its roast beef sandwiches, is trying to stand out in the crowded fast-food industry. It's marketing its meats as being of superior quality and pushing to let customers know they can order sandwiches sans onions or mayo.
Bye-bye, burgers: New fast food chains bet on healthy eating
Los Angeles Times
Some of the fastest-growing fast food chains aren't slinging artery-clogging cheeseburgers or cooking up calorie-packed fried chicken. Instead, diners can order Brussels sprouts salads and kale smoothies, served with the same speed as In-N-Out or Burger King. America's interest in locally sourced and healthy foods has spurred a boom in farmers markets and farm-to-table restaurants and has expanded organic produce at the supermarket.