Congrats to our newest CRFPs!
Terry Byerly, CRFP
Daren Knight, CRFP
Terry Byerly with Pizza Hut and Daren Knight with Firebirds International, LLC, have earned their CRFP designations. Congratulations to Terry and Daren!
You too could be a CRFP — the Online CRFP Exam Prep Course is here to help you! The online prep course was designed by RFMA Member experts to help all RFMA members be the best restaurant facility professionals they can be. It's comprehensive. It's all-new. It's self-paced. And it's FREE for every RFMA member. So whether you're ready to brush up or expand your facility knowledge or go to the next level and take the exam for your CRFP credential — the choice is yours, and this one-of-a-kind course is for you!
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RFMA 2015 Session Preview: Cracking the Code — Safety Codes in the Restaurant Industry
Join Dr. Rick Gerlach, Senior Director, Safety & Health at Cintas Corporation, as he speaks on "What a Facility Manager Needs to Know about Safety Codes in the Restaurant Industry" at RFMA 2015. Dr. Gerlach has 35 years of professional safety and health experience including positions at Halliburton NUS, Price Waterhouse Coopers LLC and Cintas. He holds the following credentials: Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Professional EH&S Auditor. Rick is a former Chair and current member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Management Committee. He is also the current Chair of the Textile Rental Services Association Safety Committee. Rick has been married for 36 years to Kim and has two sons, Tim and Mike.
RFMA Restaurant members are invited to register now to take advantage of our $250 member rate! 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.
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Did you know that most of your gaskets just snap into the door? Changing them is easy. So why are you paying someone else for their time, travel, and (hopefully!) insurance to do what you can do? Could it be that your concern is getting the right gasket, the high price of ordering from the manufacturer, or just the unknown?
New energy management webinar announced
Join your colleagues for the upcoming webinar, "Energy Management in 2015: A menu of best practices and technologies to maximize control, minimize your effort and costs and optimize equipment."
When: Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at 1 p.m. CST
Duration: 60 minutes
Panel: Jay Fiske with Powerhouse Dynamics, George Huettel with Ecova, Rich Shandross with Navigant Consulting, Inc., and Scott Amerault with Pepper Dining, Inc.
Cost: FREE for RFMA Members and $75 for Non-Members
Click here to learn more about the webinar and to register now!
Facilitator: In the memory-making business
Friendly's is staging a comeback. The 79-year-old company, which was once an iconic American restaurant brand where families made lasting memories over ice cream, promises to become that once again.
Service and clean your equipment to make the most of the holidays
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
For many foodservice operators, the holiday season is one of the most profitable times of the year. During such a busy time, a broken piece of equipment can be a bigger-than-normal problem, both in terms of a kitchen's smooth operation and in terms of a restaurant's bottom line.
Report: Quick service drives strong industry sales trends
Nation's Restaurant News
Quick-service restaurants reported strong same-store sales during October, leading the best month in at least three years for the NRN-MillerPulse survey.
'Selfie' generation forces US companies to change tack
Whole Foods is holding wine tastings. Ikea is pitching apartment furniture to divorced dads. Applebee's turns into a nightclub after dinner. These companies are all targeting an increasingly coveted demographic: single Americans.
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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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Phantom space: Getting the room you pay for
Dale Willerton and Jeff Grandfield
Space measurement is one of our favorite topics, and it's amazing how often it's done incorrectly. When an area isn't measured correctly, you can end up with phantom space, or space that really isn't there even though you're being charged rent for it.
NPMA declares Rodent Awareness Week: Nov. 16-22
Today's Facility Manager
As temperatures continue to cool, rodents have begun to seek shelter from the elements, often in buildings, garages and other structures. To promote public vigilance against rodents, the National Pest Management Association recognizes Nov. 16-22 as Rodent Awareness Week.
Opportunity only knocks once
Let's face it, most of the good and great people you'd like to hire for your team already have jobs, and not a lot of time to find out if there are better and/or more interesting opportunities out there. This is why you need to ensure every employee recruitment door is inviting and easy to open.
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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.
Creative new chocolate menu ideas find place at fast food restaurants
Ah, chocolate. It's an indulgence that's impossible to ignore as a standalone food or ingredient. And, not surprisingly, chocolate proves to be sweet for consumers and restaurant operators alike.
UV systems can help restore optimal HVAC operation
Many facilities are using ultraviolet light to help improve indoor air quality and reduce energy costs in buildings. Here, author Loren Snyder discusses how UV technology in HVAC came to be used and one of the two common UV system types available to clear systems of microorganism: coil systems.
Ready or not: Obamacare is coming
As Obamacare's employer mandate looms, the industry's early adopters are finding that the prognosis for businesses might not be so bad.
15 behaviors and traits of great leaders
Great leaders have resolve and vision, but are humble about it. They have the company's ambitions in mind, rather than just focusing on their own internal gain. What other traits and behaviors are hallmarks of the best leaders and managers?