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Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Tuesday, January 27, 2015

 

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RFMA 2015 is 5 days away! What to know before you go
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Click here to view some important things you need to know before you join us in San Diego!

RFMA 2015 Exhibitors: Please take a few minutes to watch this short, informative video just for our exhibitors at RFMA 2015. This video will give you and your team all of the information you need to make your experience at RFMA 2015 successful!

Don't miss the boat! There is still time to register for RFMA 2015 in San Diego
Join us Feb. 1-3 at RFMA 2015 in San Diego. Click here to visit our RFMA 2015 website where you can view our education sessions, events, and exhibitors that will be attending RFMA 2015 — and register!

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RFMA welcomes our newest CRFP
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Maria Colangelo, CRFP

Congratulations to Maria Colangelo with Kentucky Fried Chicken, who earned her CRFP. Maria has now joined this elite group of facility professionals and will be recognized at RFMA 2015.

You too could become 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!

Click here to learn more about the CRFP Exam Prep Course.

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Have you downloaded the RFMA 2015 App?
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Download the RFMA 2015 conference app to help you navigate through RFMA 2015! The app is password protected. Once you have downloaded the app, you will click on "Request a password" and enter the email you used to register for RFMA 2015. You will be emailed a password link to establish a password. The app will remember your login information after you log in once.

To get the RFMA 2015 mobile app:
– iPhone and iPad users: Search "RFMA" on the Apple App Store.
– Android users: Search "RFMA" on the Google Play Store.
– Blackberry, Windows, others: Go to this address on your smartphones (omit www) – https://rfma2015.gatherdigital.com

App features include:

  • Create a Profile: Attendees can view and you may even upload a photo of yourself into the app. Go to My Account in the app to edit your profile and add a photo.
  • Create a Custom Schedule
  • Swipe right to take notes throughout the App
  • View Handouts for Education Sessions
  • Message other attendees
  • View RFMA 2015 Videos including RFMA Tonight!

Questions? Contact Heather Webb at heather@rfmaonline.com.

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Facilitator: See the light
Jeff Dover, CRFP
Energy management in restaurants presents great opportunities to save money in energy, labor and materials. Most chains and independent restaurants have policies and procedures in place to reduce energy consumption, but there is always room for improvement. This article will briefly present several areas of potential savings through energy management.

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INSIDE THE INDUSTRY



Managing efficient training programs
Restaurant Business
When training new employees, how do you manage the time used by the trainer while they are training? What happens if the trainer keeps getting pulled away from training?

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9 cooking safety tips for commercial kitchens
Foodservice Warehouse
Restaurant kitchen safety is about more than following safe food handling practices. It's also about creating a safe place during the cooking process itself. With several pieces of heavy equipment such as ranges, ovens, deep fryers and steamers going at the the same time, the heat is on.

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Are no-tip policies the future of the restaurant industry?
Inc.
Some eateries are finding that higher wages and employee benefits lead to a better overall business. Will the idea stick?

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8 key restaurant trends spotted during a year of travels
Eater
During a year spent researching the most noteworthy restaurants in America, Bill Addison kept tabs on the freshest happenings in cities across the country. These fashions in eating, drinking and aesthetics showed up coast to coast.

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Best practices for developing, deploying a mobile app for your brand
Pizza Marketplace
A $35 billion-a-year industry in the U.S., pizza is ingrained into American appetites in a way that makes it both a gastronomic and an economic institution. A big part of the reason for that success is because, perhaps more than any other segment of the restaurant industry, pizza-makers have long made it priority to provide their customers with an ordering and dining experience that is not just delicious, but is also alluringly convenient.

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Change my own gaskets?!#!?
[Total Refrigeration Gaskets]
“Change my own gaskets?” you say? “I don’t know how!” Does it seem like your gasket is made into the door? You can’t see any screws or rivets that hold it in place, can’t even figure out how to get it off, much less put on a new gasket?

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Becoming the largest franchisee of a 50-year-old brand
Entrepreneur
Even though Huddle House has been around for half a century, Gregg Hansen is dedicated to keeping the brand fresh. With 18 — soon to be 20 — locations around the U.S., Hansen is the chain's largest franchisee.

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Embracing predictive maintenance produces green strategy
Facility Maintenance Decisions
Many maintenance and engineering departments have embraced preventive maintenance in the past two decades. Others have just dabbled. In both cases, though, maintenance and engineering managers facing tough financial scrutiny have embraced the benefits of PM, which include increased department efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

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Why be efficient and productive in a maintenance organization?
Denny Hydrick
When your team is manufacturing widgets, it is a must to be efficient and productive, isn't it? The more widgets you make, the more sales are up. The more sales are up, the more the company makes. The more the company makes, then better the chances of long-term employment for you. But we in maintenance don't produce widgets and thus don't contribute to higher sales. Why should a maintenance team be concerned with efficiency and productivity?

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Guide to hiring: 5 myths about immigration reform
Pizza Magazine Quarterly
Finding the right employees is a trying task. Today it's more burdensome than ever as employers have become targets in the battle against illegal immigration.

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How to conduct an effective job interview
Harvard Business Review
The virtual stack of resumes in your inbox is winnowed and certain candidates have passed the phone screen. Next step: in-person interviews. How should you use the relatively brief time to get to know — and assess — a near stranger?

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Stay Connected To Your Restaurant

Managing multiple restaurant locations can be a challenging task. But Tyco Integrated Security’s remote security solution can help you stay in control 24/7. Here’s how.

 



5 restaurant POS software must-haves
Business Solutions
Over the past several years restaurant technology has evolved considerably. Regular menus have been replaced with digital menu boards, mobile point of sale and payments are becoming more mainstream, and kitchens are also getting an upgrade with inventory tracking and specialized hardware and technology. So, what are the five must haves if you're shopping for a restaurant POS system?

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Simple menu design changes that can boost sales by 15 percent or more
Pizza Marketing Quarterly
With the right mix of menu engineering, design and distribution, you can jumpstart your restaurant's profits, boost frequency and raise average tickets.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

 

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.

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App suite lets multi-unit restaurants use big data
Business Wire via Digital Journal
OpsAnalitica™, a mobile data-capture, team accountability and big-data analytics app suite for multi-unit restaurant operators, has announced the release of its OpsAnalitica app suite for iPads and tablets.

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Pest-proofing tips from professionals
Facility Cleaning Decisions
Choosing the right pest professional to assist with the creation of an IPM program is important to the program's success. It is also important that decision makers have a solid understanding of IPM and the significant risks associated with pests and rodents.

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Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration - Booth 810

Heatcraft is a global leader in the commercial refrigeration industry providing foodservice and convenience store customers with a wide range of innovative refrigeration solutions.

 



Locks 101
Facility Executive
With increased interest on safety, many facility professionals are more involved in the details of their organizations' security systems. Access control, in whatever its form, begins with locks. Welcome to the world of mortise, strikes, fail safe and fail secure.

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Why a mobile facilities management app is better than a Web-based one
iOffice
Facilities managers need to keep up with the demands of the changing workplace, particularly in streamlining day-to-day activities to stay on top of things and ensure that all processes are highly efficient.

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Customers' desire for fast, casual dining is changing restaurant biz
Tyler Morning Telegraph
It's a bittersweet time for Cathy Cace: March 28 is the day she closes Johnny Cace's Seafood and Steak House in Longview, Texas, for the last time. Her family has owned the restaurant for about 66 years.

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Dig Inn receives $15 million in financing
Nation's Restaurant News
Fast-casual concept Dig Inn has raised $15 million in financing from a group of investors, and plans to use the funds to expand outside its New York City base and explore using more technology in its restaurants, the operator said.

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Will the revival of the restaurant industry continue in 2015?
Market Intelligence Center
The U.S. restaurant industry remained under the weather at the beginning of last year, primarily due to the prolonged and severe winter that swept the country. But the industry started improving in the second half of the year on the back of better job prospects, stepped-up economic activities, improved business and renewed optimism as a result of the housing recovery.

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Industry experts predict growth for restaurants in 2015
Nation's Restaurant News
Recent restaurant sales and traffic comparisons, as well as trends in the general U.S. economy, are fueling industry optimism for 2015, attendees at the Global Best Practices Conference were told.

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Does your facility need an ADA makeover?
Facility Dude
In addition to sustainability and energy efficiency guiding many facilities' retrofitting processes over the past several years, another factor has had a similar impact when it comes to assessing a building: accessibility.

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15 ideas for on-theme staff outfits
Biz Bash
On-site staff can help create immersive environments at events through inventive costumes, unusual makeup or unique accessories.

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Good service is not as hard to provide as you might think
Flavor 574
Staff should be friendly. Guests should be greeted with a smile. Bathrooms should be clean. (Yes, they are a direct reflection of the kitchen.) The dining room should be clean and neat and the food should taste good. Seems reasonable, right?

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