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The Dish, September 14, 2016

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Nominations are Open for Our 2017 Board of Directors

We have openings for three restaurateurs for Director-at-Large Board positions. Each Director-at-Large position will serve a three-year term. Please consider recommending a current RFMA restaurant professional for the 2017 Board of Directors. You may submit up to 2 nominations.

To Nominate:
-You must complete the online nomination form by Friday, September 23rd.
-The nominee must be a restaurant professional and a current RFMA member in good standing.
-You must log into the RFMA website with your username and password to submit

Click here to nominate a restaurant professional Board Member!

Seeking a New Opportunity in Restaurant Facilities?

Check out RFMA’s exclusive Career Center on Sign with your username and password to access the job board. Search by location, job title, company and more!

Some jobs currently on our Career Center include: Construction Manager, Director of Develop and Construction, Facilities Manager, and Construction Services Manager.

Click here to start your search now!

Will you be in California tomorrow?

Join your fellow RFMA members at our next Member Meet-Up Lunch & Learn in Burbank, California!
When: Thursday, September 15th
From: 12:00PM-2:00PM
Networking Lunch with Guest Speaker: Tom Koutroulis with Waste Management discussing Organics Recycling
Where: Gordon Biersch in Burbank, CA

Click here to register!


Creating the Next-Generation Customer Experience for Restaurant Companies

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

Seven in 10 surveyed restaurant customers expect apps to be more personal; quick service restaurant customers expect to spend 20 percent more when leveraging digital A new Deloitte study finds that 40 percent of frequent restaurant visitors prefer to order online, and spend 26 percent more per...


Fast Casuals, Not Fine-Dining Brands, Leading Restaurant Segment in Design Innovation

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

Tracking design innovation and trends tells a story about the hospitality industry and can help paint a picture of the future. Restaurants are typically classified into QSR, fast casual, casual, polished casual and fine dining. Historically, fine dining was chef-driven and polished casual aimed to...

Another Casual Chain Goes Bankrupt

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

The Zio’s Italian Kitchen chain said it will close a third of its units after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday.The 16-unit casual operation is the latest affiliate of Food Management Partners to seek protection from creditors. In March, Buffets LLC filed under Chapter 11 of the federal...

Study Identifies Restaurant Flaws That Leave a Bad Taste in Diners' Mouths

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

Bad odor and dirty surfaces cited as top factors for a lack of repeat business Loyalty programs aren’t the only way to build repeat restaurant business. A new survey commissioned by Cintas Corporation and conducted by Harris Poll identifies common issues that would keep Americans from returning to...


Social Media Policies Help Limit Liability

Posted by: Hotel News Now | 8 day(s) ago

A thorough policy helps define what your employees can and can’t say about the company on social channels. As a hotel executive, imagine that one of the managers you oversee shares that an employee is disparaging you and the company on Twitter. You jump online to find a member of your staff posted...


Taking Restaurant Tech to Tasks

Posted by: Modern Restaurant Management | 8 day(s) ago

We often hear how technology is destroying human interaction. But in the restaurant business the very opposite may be true. There are great technologies out there that will actually free up time so that management can spend more time interacting with customers and staff.Below are just a few of the...


Cicis Acquired by Arlon Group

Posted by: Anchor Packaging Inc. | 8 day(s) ago

Ron Ruggless The Arlon Group has acquired the pizza buffet chain Cicis, the company said Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Senior management, led by Cicis CEO Darin Harris, will remain with the Coppell, Texas-based operator, which has 440 locations in 33 states. “Arlon is a strong...


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