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The Dish, December 16, 2015

Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Wednesday, December 16, 2015

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Announcing Our Newest CRFP, Jeremy Cuellar

Congratulations to Jeremy Cuellar, CRFP with Ameritech Facility Services. Jeremy joins this elite group of facility professionals and will be recognized at RFMA 2016.

You too could become a CRFP- With the Online CRFP Exam Prep Course is help you!

The online prep course was designed by RFMA Member experts to help all RFMA members be the best restaurant facility professionals they can be. It's comprehensive. It's self-paced. And it's FREE for every RFMA member. So whether you're ready to brush up or expand your facility knowledge or go to the next level and take the exam for your CRFP credential — the choice is yours, and this one-of-a-kind course is for you!

Click here to learn more about the CRFP Exam Prep Course.

RFMA 2016 Session Preview: Cultivating Mutually Rewarding Restaurateur/Vendor Relationships Utilizing An Improvisational Mindset

Join Bob Doll and Lee Godden at their session at RFMA 2016 on Tuesday, March 15thfrom10:45-11:45am.
Session Description: A growing number of forward thinking companies are training their employees in the same skills that enable a team of improvisational performers to create an un-scripted scene on stage. Improv at work? Yes, and it’s as beneficial as it is fun to learn. Experience how proven improvisational techniques can help to enhance communication between restaurateurs and vendors in this fast-moving and interactive training session. With an emphasis on mental agility, attendees will learn core improv principles, including “active listening” and “constructive responsiveness.” When applied at work, these principles boost creativity, trust-based collaboration and overall effectiveness.

Click here to view all of the education sessions being offered at RFMA 2016.

Only Two Weeks Left! The Early Bird Rate Ends December 31st.

RFMA restaurant members make sure to take advantage of our $100 early bird registration rate byDecember 31stto join us at RFMA 2016 in Nashville,March 13-15.

Click here to register now!

Does your RFMA membership expire on December 31st? Renew Now for 2016

Many RFMA Memberships are expiring onDecember 31stand we want to make sure you continue to see your RFMA benefits. Log ontorfmaonline.comand login with your username and password to renew your membership for 2016.

Need help renewing your RFMA membership or registering for RFMA 2016? Contact Ryan Nordling atryan@rfmaonline.comor at972-805-0905.


5 Ways Restaurants Can Keep up With Industry Changes

Posted by: Fast Casual | 7 day(s) ago

By John Weber, CEO, LRS If there’s one constant in business, it’s change. The restaurant industry is no exception with its changing cuisines, advancing technology, new kitchen techniques and the constant evolution of customer attitudes and expectations. The growth of the fast casual restaurant...


Restaurant Technologies to Acquire Pure Fill Solutions

Posted by: Restaurant Technologies, Inc. | 9 day(s) ago

Acquisition to add 300 customers to Restaurant Technologies’ expanding customer base MINNEAPOLIS – December 4, 2015 ‒ Restaurant Technologies announced today that it has acquired Pure Fill Solutions, a cooking oil management systems company based in St. Paul, Minn., that services bakeries, grocery...

The Kids' Menu Do-Over

Posted by: QSR Magazine | 4 day(s) ago

Which leverages founder's wife, panel of moms to create new kids' menu. Which leverages founder’s wife, panel of moms to create new kids’ menu. Just about everyone loves to gripe about kids’ meals. Parents complain about the food quality. Kids complain about the toy quality....

Restaurant Sales Remain Positive Amid Sluggish Consumer Spending

Posted by: National Restaurant Association | 5 day(s) ago

Although the topline retail numbers have been lackluster in recent months, the positive trends in restaurant sales indicate consumers haven’t completely closed up their pocketbooks, but instead appear to be picking their spots more carefully, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy. His...


NRA to Challenge New York Wage Mandate in Court

Posted by: Pizza Marketplace | 6 day(s) ago

The National Restaurant Association is preparing a legal challenge to a New York State mandate that requires fast-food employers to pay a higher minimum wage than other businesses in the state, according to a press release by the NRA. The state’s Industrial Board of Appeals Dec. 10...


Mike Cote's Business Editor's Notebook: It Takes a Chemist to Build a Copper Door

Posted by: Union Leader | 4 day(s) ago

“I would encourage all of you when you go to a brand-new restaurant to be patient. It's really, really trying, stressing on the staff.” Four years later, those struggles are a distant memory at Copper Door. Boucher's latest project is kriddik ...


McDonald's Counters Starbucks With Freestanding McCafe

Posted by: Restaurant Business | 7 day(s) ago

McDonald’s Canadian operation has provided the brand with another weapon to counter tony breakfast challengers like Starbucks: A standalone version of McCafe.Although coffee-centric riffs on the burger concept have operated for years in overseas markets like Australia, the McCafes that opened this...


My Crown-Rio Foodservice Adds Menu Management and Profit Optimization Solutions

Posted by: | 7 day(s) ago

Photo Credit: Olenka Kotyk D.C.-area business-growth marketing service adds support to help restaurateurs strengthen, refresh and revamp local restaurant menu programs Washington, DC ( My Crown-Rio Foodservice Consulting, a business-growth menu & marketing firm serving restaurants...


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