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Females in Facilities group announces Leadership Lessons Call for 2015!
RFMA
Maria Colangelo, CRFP Susan Daywitt
Maria Colangelo, CRFP, with Kentucky Fried Chicken and Susan Daywitt with SLM-Facility Solutions Nationwide will share their stories about becoming leaders in their industries and lessons learned along the way. Join your female RFMA peers on this interactive call.

Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 1-2 p.m. CDT

Click here to register now!
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Join us in May for our first Member Meet-Up event of 2015
RFMA
If you can spare a couple of hours on May 12, come strike up a conversation with your peers in the restaurant facilities industry. It's sure to be a ball!

Date: Tuesday, May 12
Time: 4-6 p.m. CDT
Location: Pinstack Bowl in Plano, TX
Registration: $20; includes bowling, shoe rentals, drinks and appetizers.

Click here to register now. We hope to see you in Texas!

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Facilitator: Sustainability is the future
Jeff Dover
One of the hottest topics in the restaurant industry is sustainability. Most facility management professionals are challenged to reduce their carbon footprint and the amount of trash their restaurants produce. In today's environment, companies are no longer forcing efforts toward this initiative, but are implementing them on their own merits and economics.
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INSIDE THE INDUSTRY


McDonald's to test all-day breakfast soon
CNBC
Fast food giant McDonald's is making an early step toward extending breakfast hours to all day long. The chain plans to test all-day breakfast in one U.S. market within the next month or two, according to a note on Monday from Janney Capital Markets, citing industry sources.
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What's trending in restaurant equipment
Nation's Restaurant News
Every two years, buyers and specifiers of foodservice equipment and supplies head to the NAFEM Show, which was held this year in February, in sunny Anaheim, California. What trends emerged from the displays of more than 500 exhibitors?
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The hidden psychology of menu design
Wired
William Poundstone has studied more than 100 menus — from cartes du jour at Michelin-starred restaurants to the vast, illuminated sign menus of fast food joints — to unveil the "science" behind their design.
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10 tips for delicious menu design
Design Shack
Can something as simple as a menu design determine what and where you will eat? Creating a design for a restaurant menu — paper copies for the table and online versions — is a vital part of the food industry because the way things look can impact sales.
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The camera culture and restaurants: Make your plates picture-worthy
RestaurantNews.com
In today's digital, social and image-sharing culture, it's never been more crucial to make sure the dishes coming out of your restaurant's kitchen are picture-worthy.
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Sysco brings back 'Share My Plate' contest
QSR
Sysco Corporation has launched its second "Share My Plate" Instagram promotion and photo contest, which runs through April 30 and benefits Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America.
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How Waffle House got 79 percent faster at guest transactions
Nation's Restaurant News
Waffle House Inc. has shaved its transaction times by 79 percent with a new point-of-sale system that it finished installing in February at its 1,400 company-owned restaurants.
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The intertwining paths of cocktails and technology
Archita Datta Majumdar
The future of cocktails is online, or so Google would want us to believe. Google intends to make it easier for everybody by introducing a new search tool for cocktails. As people get more adventurous with their drinks, they no longer have to worry about what's in them.
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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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How does facility management align with millennial career goals?
Facility Executive
Cutting-edge technology and innovation are required for success in any business, and facility management is no exception. As facilities become more complex and technology driven, FM employees need to be comfortable working with innovations in technology.
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Study: If you use Internet Explorer, you just might be a bad employee
Cait Harrison
What defines a great employee? Persistence, attention to detail, a drive to succeed? The list could go on, but here's a new addition you likely won't find on a resume: choice of Internet browser. A recent study by software company Cornerstone OnDemand found that employees who use Firefox or Chrome are more likely to be doing better on the job than those who use the computer's default browser.
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Facilities management and the Internet of Things
GeoPal
The rapid adoption and escalation of the Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine communication poses many questions to, and provides a unique opportunity for, facility managers and service providers.
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iOffice: A facility manager's smartest tool
Small Biz Resources
Today's most productive and efficient offices don't look like they did a few years ago. Employers are bringing down the walls between workers and making the workplace more mobile. But staying relevant and profitable as a facility manager is no easy feat — and it's one that requires investments in the operational aspects of your company in order to stay competitive.
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EPA approves more climate-friendly refrigerants for A/C and refrigeration
FMLink
As part of President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is increasing the options for refrigerants used in various kinds of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment in the United States that offer better climate protection without harming the ozone layer.
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6 ways for facility managers to reduce operating costs
Moffitt Corp.
The U.S. Department of Energy has offered six leading tips to prevent energy loss. Though the list focuses on the home, a few simple adaptations make it a great resource for a work space.
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7 ways preventative maintenance software reduces downtime
ISS 24/7
Downtime is a disastrous consequence for facility managers. Introducing preventative maintenance software to your maintenance team allows for your well-thought-out plans to be put into action.
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Coping with faster timetables for foodservice design projects
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
Seems as if every foodservice design project today operates on a fast track. So how can design teams accomplish what used to take years in a matter of months? One seasoned foodservice consultant suggests a variety of steps, including leveraging technology, improving communication and going back to the basics.
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Booming economy leads to wage growth in hospitality industry
Archita Datta Majumdar
It's a good time to be working in the hospitality industry, especially restaurants and bars. Business is booming and so is the job market in this sector.
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3 leadership lessons from a hospitality industry icon
Restaurant Business
When Bill Marriott took the main stage at the Restaurant Leadership Conference the day before his 83rd birthday, everyone from CEOs of the restaurant chains in attendance to staffers at the host hotel were focused like lasers on what this industry icon had to say.
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Should your business be on Snapchat?
Emma Fitzpatrick
Since Snapchat announced their new Discover feature that highlights brands, the number of businesses and media moguls joining the app seems to have skyrocketed. And it makes sense. If your brand is thinking about using Snapchat, you need to create an account right now to be seen a thought leader.
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Washington restaurant group: Industry will adapt to $15 minimum wage
Nation's Restaurant News
The first phase of an increase of Seattle's minimum wage to $15 per hour goes into effect on April 1, as state lawmakers consider a broader wage hike to $12 per hour that would impact employers across Washington state.
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