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RFMA welcomes 2 more CRFPs
RFMA
Steve Blevins, CRFP Greg Lee, CRFP
Congratulations to Steve Blevins and Greg Lee, both with Panda Restaurant Group, Inc., who have earned their CRFP. Steve and Greg have now joined this elite group of facility professionals and were recognized at RFMA 2015.

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Peer to Partner Best Practices Call this Friday
RFMA
Take time this Friday to discuss Expense Management & Budgeting with your RFMA peers and vendor partners.
    When: Friday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m. CST
    Topic: Expense Management & Budgeting
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Pictures from RFMA 2015
RFMA
Click here to view all of the pictures from RFMA 2015. You can order prints of any of the pictures from the website. We will also be placing some of the conference pictures on the RFMA website.
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Facilitator: Work smarter
Terry Byerly
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INSIDE THE INDUSTRY


Meet the 2015 breakout brands
Nation's Restaurant News
What's next? What's new? The search for the next great restaurant concept is never-ending. Consumers, investors and franchisees alike are always looking out for a new brand poised to take the industry by storm.
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7 factors consumers consider when choosing a restaurant
National Restaurant Association
For consumers, choosing where to eat is a complex decision. Today's diners are concerned about the quality of the food they're eating, but they're also looking at factors beyond food, like technology and a restaurant's environmental impact.
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Study names top QSR chains
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
Chick-fil-A is the best-rated quick-service restaurant chain out of of 148 ranked in Sandelman & Associates' Quick-Track 2014 annual study Awards of Excellence.
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The anti-chains
QSR
There are more differences between chain and independent restaurants than just unit count. And operators are trying to leverage them to have the best of both worlds.
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6 must-do strategies attracting millennial diners
Fast Casual
Knowing that millennials yield $1.7 trillion in direct spending power is too much for restaurants to ignore, which is why many of them have changed everything from their menu items to service models in an effort to indulge the 80 million millennial consumers.
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How 'fast casual' restaurants are redesigning the fast food industry
CBC
Fast food giants that proved so adept for decades at capturing the desires of children are finding it challenging to keep the new kids into adulthood. Millennials, it seems, want their food quick yet customized, and they are finding it with a new breed of restaurant called fast casual.
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Best maintenance strategy: Reactive, preventive or predictive?
Facility Maintenance Decisions
In this roundtable discussion, managers discuss successes and ongoing challenges in using these strategies to make their departments more cost-effective and productive.
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Indiana officials to unveil new measure for restaurants' FOG management
The Elkhart Truth
A proposal last October raised concerns among restaurant operators, spurring city officials to take another look. The aim is to reduce the amount of grease entering the sewer system.
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What really happens when disaster strikes?
Building Operating Management
What happens when emergencies stop being polite "what-ifs" contained tidily within the pages of an emergency response plan on the shelf, and instead collide with your facility? We like to think the worst only happens somewhere else, but in a recent Building Operating Management survey of facility managers, 79 percent of respondents said they had been responsible for or worked in a facility when it was affected by an emergency.
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Change my own gaskets?!#!?
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“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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Giving effective feedback when you're short on time
Harvard Business Review
It's not easy to help your employees develop even as you take advantage of every business opportunity, but you can make coaching easier on yourself, in part by giving feedback efficiently.
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4 simple steps that will empower your people to do better
Fast Company
Every boss has managed at least one employee who doesn't respond to coaching — you might have one on your team right now. While it's easy to blame poor performance on the employee, there may be another culprit: your communication style.
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POS developer SpeedLine integrates kitchen automation software
Fast Casual
Vancouver, Canada-based pizza and delivery restaurant point of sale developer SpeedLine Solutions Inc. announced a new integration with ConnectSmart Kitchen automation software from Louisville, Kentucky-based QSR Automations.
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Industry survey: Simple signage
AV Magazine
Changing technology has removed some of the barriers to digital signage projects, with retail activity burgeoning as a result. But channel, content and interactive issues remain to be resolved, says Peter Lloyd.
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How iPad ordering changes the way diners tip
FSR
According to a new study, consumers prefer iPad tipping the most in casual restaurants, compared to fine-dining and even quick-service establishments, and this presents casual-dining operators offering iPad POS systems a chance to improve the guest experience — and thus the tip amount a guest leaves.
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Red Robin to roll out tabletop tablets systemwide
Nation's Restaurant News
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. will roll out touchscreen Ziosk tablets systemwide this year, allowing customers to order and pay on their own timing, the company said.
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The food deliveryman of tomorrow doesn't work for a restaurant
Bloomberg
GrubHub has been hinting for years that its future would include actually delivering food. In February the company made a big step toward taking its digital business into the physical world with the acquisition of two major delivery services, Restaurants on the Run and DiningIn.
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Coming soon: A change in who gets overtime pay
CNNMoney
The Obama administration is expected to move forward soon on its plan to provide overtime pay protections to low-salaried managers who don't qualify for them.
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Back-of-house tipping policies
Restaurant Business
In most states, sharing the tip pool with the back of house is not legal. However, there are exceptions. The best way to have clarity on this topic is for house tipping policies to be clearly outlined at the outset of employment.
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How to make the accomplishments of young people count
Betty Boyd
Developing the leaders of the future can be a difficult task, especially as young people enter the labor force. In today's environment, we need to figure out how to make a young person's accomplishments count when they are working alongside older leadership.
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Energy purchasing: 5 mistakes to avoid
Facility Executive
Energy purchasing has traditionally been, and continues to be, an important aspect of facility management. With lighting, heating, and cooling consuming 54-71 percent of total energy use depending on climate, this raises the question: What steps are successful facility managers taking to control and reduce these costs?
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Energy Saving Performance Contracts: Can you cut lighting costs?
Federal Times
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What will the restaurant of the future look like?
The Telegraph
Pizza delivered by drone and virtual serving staff? It may seem like the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but many of these digital dining innovations are already on their way to a restaurant near you.
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