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Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Tuesday, March 10, 2015



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Check out Jeff's latest blog post on the RFMA website
RFMA
Have you checked out the RFMA website lately? It has evolved over time to provide great information to our membership. Some of the areas are:
  • Forums: Have a question? Check out the FM and Industry Exchange Forums to interact with other peers or industry professionals.
  • Vendor/Member search: Need a contractor? Need to contact a member? Check out the directory.
  • Committees: Want to get more involved with RFMA? Join a committee.
  • RFMA Gives: Check out what RFMA vendor and restaurant members have generously donated at several non-profit food service organizations over the past few years.
Click here to continue reading Jeff's blog.
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Keep the conversation going through our InSite Forums
RFMA
Some topics being discussed now are:
  • Maintenance Management Software
  • Equipment Parts
  • New Store Construction
Click here* to check out our: Facility Managers Forum, CRFP Forum, Regional Forums, Small Staff Facilities Team Forum, Vendor Voice Forum and Industry Exchange Forum.

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Facilitator: Get ahead of the game
Jay Kelly
There are some common approaches to equipment replacement in the restaurant industry. Some facility managers can only obtain funding to replace equipment after it has failed. The benefits of a planned unit replacement are apparent to most in the facilities field, but it can be challenging to make a compelling case to those who control the finances.
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INSIDE THE INDUSTRY


Announcing the NRA's 2015 Kitchen Innovations award winners
Restaurant Magazine
The National Restaurant Association has announced the recipients of the 2015 Kitchen Innovations Awards, which honor equipment and technologies that increase productivity for back of the house operations and benefit restaurant operators.
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For first time, US consumers spend more in restaurants than supermarkets
Mark J. Perry
Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Mark J. Perry has discovered a history-making statistic: U.S. consumers have, for the first time, spent more in restaurants and bars than they spent on groceries.
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Domino's debuts smartwatch app
Nation's Restaurant News
The restaurant industry is wasting no time jumping on the smartwatch bandwagon. Domino's Pizza Inc. has launched an app that will let customers place and track orders from their Pebble or Android Wear smartwatch.
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McDonald's to debut app this year
Nation's Restaurant News
McDonald's Corp. expects to launch a smartphone app in the U.S. this summer as part of an effort to catch up to its competitors on the digital front. Newly anointed chief administrative officer Pete Bensen didn't provide many details on the app. But he suggested it would have different functions in different parts of the world, depending on various priorities.
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Former Cinnabon president replies to every tweet — here's why
The Business Journals
Former Cinnabon President Kat Cole, now a group president at parent company FOCUS, has 16,600 followers on Twitter. And when any one of them reaches out — which they do often — she replies. Every single time.
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Tips to maximize your facility's storage
Facility Dude
Facility management is a multifaceted field that relies on several parts coming together seamlessly. Building maintenance keeps the physical assets in good condition, capital forecasting and budgeting ensures that there's enough gas in the proverbial tank to keep the lights on and record-keeping and inspections ensure administrators and facility managers all stay on the same page. But there's another element of facility management that's just as important — storage.
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Restaurants expand payrolls despite winter storms
Restaurant News
Despite the challenging winter weather conditions in parts of the country, restaurants continued to add jobs at a robust pace in February, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Millennial workforce driving digital workforce management solutions
QSR Web
In an industry with a notoriously high turnover rate and continuous pressures, improving labor management is one relatively simple solution to offset some added costs. Managing your restaurant digitally has plenty of advantages and with the rapidly changing workforce, it may even soon be necessary.
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Revamped training program seeks to keep pace with changing facilities
Facility Maintenance Decisions
Institutional and commercial facilities are in a constant state of flux. They expand, age and take in all kinds of additional technology, people and activities. In response, maintenance and engineering managers need to roll with the changes.
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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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Mobile pay makes headway in restaurants
Nation's Restaurant News
Mobile payment technology is growing fast as a must-have component in the restaurant business, alongside customer demand for speed, convenience and a willingness to use the technology.
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Can't find the app you want? Build it
Hospitality Technology
Jersey Mike's steady growth and consistently strong-performing franchisees are the result of a well-crafted and implemented cross-franchise plan that is heavily reliant on the effective use of various, integrated technologies. The lynchpin of this strategy is Jersey Mike's proprietary point-of-sale system software that all franchisees are required to use.
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And the winners of the 2015 Leaders in Foodservice Awards are…
CSP Daily News
A staple of the FARE Conference is the celebration of the most progressive foodservice leaders in the industry through its annual Leaders in Foodservice Awards. The sixth annual awards recognize those companies who exemplify the evolution and potential of foodservice in their respective channels.
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The sharing economy comes to facility management
Triple Pundit
We are in the midst of a transition to a circular, sharing economy in which we make more efficient use of everything we already have. We are now looking to share, lend/borrow and exchange anything and everything. The development to a sharing economy presents a huge chance for procurement and facility professionals.
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Fast food's new mantra: What's old is new
CNBC
Arrive for a Big Mac or Whopper. Leave with a serious case of deja vu. or some diners, recent menu additions at fast-food giants Burger King and McDonald's are sparking a trip down memory lane.
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Out of 16 casual dining restaurants, Americans are most loyal to this one
Fool.com via Fox Business
Currently, there are roughly 1 million restaurants in the U.S., meaning brand loyalty creation isn't always easy. Nor, for that matter, is it easy to measure how loyal consumers are to a restaurant. With that in mind, let's turn to the Brand Keys 2015 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index to get a better feel for how Americans view the casual dining industry.
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Restaurants' most important technology of 2015
Hospitality Technology
Hospitality Technology magazine's 17th annual Restaurant Technology Study reveals the latest technology trends that are impacting the food service industry. The report covers a comprehensive range of topics, from technology budgets to top tech challenges. New this year, check out what made the "Top 10 Most Important Technologies" list for 2015.
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Energy efficiency revenues set to double
GlobeSt.
It's a measure of energy efficiency's broad-based acceptance these days that numbers can now be put on the revenues these measures are expected to produce. Navigant Research projects that worldwide revenue from energy-efficient buildings is expected to grow from $307 billion in 2014 to nearly $623 billion in 2023.
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MOD Pizza chain raises $40 million, will reach 100 locations by 2016
Geek Wire
Mod Pizza is rolling in the dough. The Bellevue, Washington-based pizza chain announced a $40 million round that it will use to open nearly 70 more stores nationwide in eight new states.
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Krystal contracts with new branding agencies
QSR
The Krystal Company, known for its iconic square burgers, announced a new agency lineup to support the brand's marketing efforts.
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