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The Dish, August 31,2016

Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Thursday, September 1, 2016


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Energy Savings From Refrigerator Freezer Coil Cleaning

Posted by: The Green Living Guy | 3 day(s) ago

There has been scant data in the literature about the energy savings that can be realized from condenser coil cleaning of plug-in cooling appliances …. until now: New energy savings data was disclosed last month in an educational presentation at the RFMA (Restaurant Facility Managers Association)...


The Robot Will Take Your Order Now

Posted by: Anchor Packaging Inc. | 7 day(s) ago

Photo: Thinkstock It’s a growing problem: Mobile apps are now common in the restaurant industry, but real estate on smartphones is limited. In response, some restaurants are offering customers an easier way to place orders that meets them where they already are: social media. This method of ordering...

Facilities Management Software at the ‘Edge' of ERP

Posted by: ServiceChannel | 6 day(s) ago

There’s a new research report out from Nucleus Research that focuses on what they call ‘edge’ applications, those “that fall outside the core functionality of software to automate processes, increase productivity and gain greater returns from their technology...

Part 1: Why More Restaurants Are Getting REAL

Posted by: Fast Casual | 8 day(s) ago

By now, most members of the restaurant industry have heard of both the U.S. Healthful Foods Council and its program, Responsible Epicurean Agricultural Leadership, or REAL. The council has certified hundreds of restaurant brands nationwide that live up to its high standards for sustainable sourcing,...


5 Reasons Restaurant Growth Will Continue

Posted by: National Restaurant Association | 8 day(s) ago

Concerns of a “restaurant recession” are largely misplaced, and industry growth will likely continue in the months ahead, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy. His Economist’s Notebook commentary and analysis appears regularly on and Restaurant TrendMapper. Recent...


Blocks – the ABCs of Green Building Materials

Posted by: Green Building Elements | 8 day(s) ago

Blocks used for residential and commercial construction employ a wide variety of green building materials in their composition. The most popular and commonly used is the standard hollow concrete block, but there are many variations in shape, weight, and composition. Sand, cement, gravel, and water...


Berkeley Finds Soda Tax a Major Drain on Sales

Posted by: Restaurant Business | 8 day(s) ago

The nation’s first surtax on sugared soft drinks has significantly cut consumption of the beverages and pushed consumers to drink more water, as advocates had promised, according to a just-released study.The research shows that consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks in Berkeley, Calif., has...


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