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Comment on an InSite Blog this week for Double InSite Insider Points
June is InSite Insider Double Points Month! 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. This week receive double points when you comment on a RFMA blog.
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Deadline approaching for those who want to present an education session at RFMA 2016
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

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Join us for our RFMA Gives 2016 Volunteer Day
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 5 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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Growth slows but remains positive for restaurant sales
QSR Magazine
Same-store restaurant sales were up 1.1 percent during May, which represents a 0.8 percent drop from the growth rate reported for April. Despite the softening sales growth during the month, the industry has now posted eleven consecutive months of positive same-store sales growth and Q2 is poised to become the fourth consecutive quarter of positive growth in comparable stores, a first in almost three years.
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Lighting remains most popular facility upgrade
While there are a host of building upgrades that can translate into improved energy efficiency and lower utility bills, lighting upgrades continue to be the most popular choice for FMs, according to a new report from energy solution provider Noesis.
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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.

Want a solution that saves money? Contact Mavea.

As dinner prep time shrinks, restaurants should expand their reach
Restaurant Business
Recently, an eye-opening infographic was created by The Hartman Group. The Bellevue, Washington-based research company asked consumers: What is the ideal length of time for dinner preparation each night? Here's how the answers fell.
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How the build-your-own meal craze is reshaping restaurants
As fast-food giants like McDonald's struggle to get their sizzle back, fast-casual restaurants like Chipotle and Shake Shack have flourished. Fast-casual revenue grew 13 percent in 2014, 10 times that of restaurants overall, with growth of 1.3 percent, according to Technomic, a restaurant market research firm. An even hotter trend within the fast-casual segment: Build your own. The format was up 22 percent in sales in 2014, compared to 11 percent for made to order.
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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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How you can help your facility keep cool on the go this summer
Facility Dude
While summer is often synonymous with sunshine, ice cream and trips to the beach, for facility managers it brings a whole other slew of connotations. The season's high temperatures mean that administrators and maintenance teams need to be aware of the cooling and power needs of the building.
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5 things you need to know about restaurant construction
Restaurant Hospitality
Construction companies do more than build restaurants. The good ones are educated in many different aspects of the industry, from working with architects to analyze the logistics of a space to determining the viability and resourcefulness of different finishings and materials.
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Which is the best social media site for your business?
By Emma Fitzpatrick
New social media sites pop up constantly. Whenever a new form of social emerges, of course you check it out. After all, you — and your business — should always be on the forefront of trends. Plus you want to know, "Is this a good fit for my business?" But, after browsing all the social media sites out there, which ones should you really stick with? To get the biggest ROI on your social marketing, you need to be honing in on the platforms that move the needle for you.
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OSHA issues bathroom recommendations for accommodating transgender people
Restaurant Business
Restaurants and other employers should assess their employee bathrooms to ensure transgender workers do not feel slighted or disrespected, OSHA recently advised. The federal regulatory body issued recommendations on accommodating employees on the basis of gender identity rather than physical characteristics, an approach it identified as a best practice. "A person who identifies as a man should be permitted to use men's restrooms, and a person who identifies as a woman should be permitted to use women's restrooms," regardless of their biological sex, the agency said.
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