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RFMA Gives 2016 Volunteer Day announced
RFMA
Come join your fellow RFMA peers at our RFMA Gives 2016 Volunteer Day at our 2016 project location, The Journey Home. We have a lot of great projects in the works for our volunteer day, and we can't wait to introduce everyone to the facility in September. We hope you can join us!

When: Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The Journey Home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Click here to register now!
Need a Hotel Room in Murfreesboro? RFMA has partnered with a hotel in Murfreesboro, TN. More details to come about how to reserve a room with our special rate.
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What are the needs for RFMA Gives 2016 project?
RFMA
Click here to view the current list of needs for the RFMA Gives 2016 project and to determine how you can help.
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Deadline approaching for those who want to present an education session at RFMA 2016
RFMA
We are now accepting session abstract submissions for our RFMA 2016 annual conference, being held March 13-15, 2016, at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville.

You must submit a session by Monday, June 15. Click here for more details about how to submit a session abstract.
Questions? Contact Debi Kensell at debi@rfmaonline.com

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June is InSite Insider Double Points Month!
RFMA
During the month of June, RFMA members will receive double points for making a new connection, commenting on blogs, uploading photos and posting of our forums. Double points month makes it even easier to become an InSite Insider!
Click here to view the calendar to see how you can get double points each day!

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Meet Our New Member PROfile: Justin Russo with Jason's Deli
RFMA

Would you like to nominate a RFMA member to be spotlighted in our Member PROfile blog series? Contact Ryan Nordling at ryan@rfmaonline.com.

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INSIDE THE INDUSTRY


Menu labeling rules — are you ready?
Restaurant Business
Dec. 1 is looming large on the calendars of many restaurateurs. That’s the date the Food and Drug Administration’s new food-labeling rules go into effect as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. So how prepared are you? Take our multiple-choice quiz to find out — and then study up, based on your results.
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Ecova and Powerhouse Dynamics expand energy management partnership serving retailers, restaurants and convenience stores
Business Wire via Yahoo
Ecova, the total energy and sustainability management company, and Powerhouse Dynamics, creators of the SiteSage™ enterprise energy and asset management platform, recently announced a milestone in their partnership to provide energy management and managed services to portfolios of facilities under 10,000 square feet.
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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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Convenience stores threaten QSRs with improved food quality
Nation's Restaurant News
Getting good food at the same place you get gas seems like an oxymoron, but that perception appears to be changing. As more convenience-store chains focus on improving food and beverage quality, they are growing visits and posing a competitive threat to quick-service restaurants, according to officials at market research firm The NPD Group.
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Computer tablets take over part of restaurant server's job
NPR
Robots have replaced workers at plenty of factories over the last half-century. Now, they're moving into service jobs, handling check-in at hotels and check out at the grocery store, and they are showing up at restaurants. Stacey Vanek Smith from our Planet Money team reports.
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Why Choose Heritage Parts?
Heritage Food Service Equipment, Inc.
With same-day shipping, extended Saturday hours and dedicated parts specialists, Heritage Parts is the industry’s leading distributor of foodservice replacement parts. When you choose Heritage, you’re choosing the parts experts.
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New tech is changing the restaurant reservations game
The Associated Press via ABC News
At noon on a recent Wednesday in May, San Francisco's Lazy Bear restaurant began taking reservations for June. Just 45 minutes later, nearly every seat for the entire month was sold out. Not reserved. Sold. As in, every meal for almost every seat for an entire month bought and paid for in advance.
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Old bird, new tricks
QSR Magazine
Chicken is a perennial restaurant favorite, but that doesn't mean we're eating it the same old ways; in fact, this humble protein is experiencing a renaissance in the fast-casual landscape, led by innovative ethnic concepts whose seasonings, techniques and flavor profiles turn the bird on its head.
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More than 150 restaurants and retailers trust RSM Maintenance for plumbing, HVAC-R, electrical, handyman, locks, exterior services and painting. Self-performing general repairs in the Northeast!


6 considerations for a green roof
Facility Executive
Vegetative roofs create a rich variety of benefits and paybacks for facility owners and their occupants. These benefits include readily accessible green environments; habitats for birds, butterflies and insects; and even new spaces entirely, like playgrounds at city schools or childcare facilities. They help mitigate the urban heat island effect by providing shade and removing heat from the air through evapotranspiration; this ultimately leads to a cooler air temperature above a roof's surface. Green roofs can also serve as outstanding tools for stormwater management.
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Papa John's, McDonald's test next generation of cashless payment
Restaurant Business
Google is testing a futuristic way for shoppers to pay for what they buy without having to take out their wallet — or even their phones. The technology, known as hands-free payments, is supposed to make paying in stores that much easier. All a customer has to do is download an app onto their phone.
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A strong culture strengthens the bottom line
Restaurant Hospitality
A well-thought-out and reinforced company culture is likely to bolster the bottom line through lower turnover, higher guest satisfaction and other positive outcomes, a panel of training experts at the recent National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show agreed. But building a strong, positive culture takes a commitment and attention to many details, they added.
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