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The Dish, January 15th, 2020

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 15, 2020


January 15, 2020




What you need to know before you go to RFMA 2020

These quick 30-minute webinars will cover important information that YOU need to know including new additions and offerings at RFMA 2020 in Denver, CO!

Restaurant Attendees:
Friday, February 7th from 11:00 – 11:30 AM CST
Thursday, February 20th from 2:30 – 3:00 PM CST

Thursday, January 30th from 11:00 – 11:30 AM CST
Thursday, February 13th from 2:30 – 3:00 PM CST

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Benchmark with RFMA for exclusive insights

Don’t miss your chance to learn where you stand and how you stand out among other restaurant facilities. Restaurant members, make sure to check out our robust online survey platform that allows you to see what’s working – where there’s room for improvement – and how you stack up against others in a variety of restaurant facilities fields including budget, maintenance best practices and maintenance costs.

Click to learn more and start benchmarking today!

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Facilities manager's guide to winter roofing care
Winter weather is upon us, and it can have a negative impact on the roof system. If the roof is not properly cared for, roof problems caused by winter conditions can lead to everything from interior leaks to roof material damage to structural collapse. Facility managers should develop a winter roof management plan that incorporates inspections, maintenance actions, and repair procedures that take effect before and after winter storm events.

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Ice-O-Matic just made cleaning the ice maker easy
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Unclean restrooms send reputation down the drain
Facility managers and building owners take note: Restroom occupants do a lot to avoid germs in public restrooms. Bradley Corporation’s 10th annual Healthy Hand Washing Survey found that the respondents take many precautionary measures to not have to touch any potentially germ-riddled surfaces.

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Protecting your restaurant against cold-weather pests
Cooler temperatures and changing leaves are upon us, which means foodservice establishments might make the mistake of thinking pest season is over, but don’t let your guard down when it comes to pest control — now is the prime time for occasional invaders. As the temperatures drop, more than diners will be crowding your restaurant for a warm seat and a hot meal — pests will also seek shelter from the cold.

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Don't slip up
Facilitator Magazine
Restaurateurs have many liability issues to think about. One of the most important is the responsibility to keep their properties safe for customers, staff and visitors. Accidents can happen anywhere inside or outside the restaurant. The most common injuries are from trips, slips and falls.The following lists include factors to look for when inspecting a restaurant for safety issues related to potential slips, trips and falls.

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DOE publishes 4 new efficiency standards, bowing to court order
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
It took a lawsuit, but on Jan. 10 the Department of Energy published the first new national appliance efficiency standards since 2017. The new standards, finalized under the Obama administration in December 2016 but withheld from official publication by the Trump administration, will cut energy waste for four product categories: portable air conditioners, commercial boilers, uninterruptible power supplies and industrial air compressors. It’s an eclectic bunch of products, but the savings really add up.

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Poor December restaurant sales set up an uncertain start to 2020
Nation's Restaurant News
Restaurant same-store sales were down 2.1% year over year in December, the worst result the industry has seen in more than two years. A shift in the recording of the Thanksgiving holiday is partly responsible for the abysmal results, which offset the positive figures recorded in November. This report comes from Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K) data based on weekly sales from over 47,000 restaurants and $75 billion in annual sales.

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QSR digital signage 'do's' to deepen the customer experience
QSRs have long been ahead of the restaurant pack in implementing digital technology that furthers customer interaction, service and overall dining experience. In fact, in this realm, new tech is enabling everything from self-ordering and order customization, to rapid pay options and even entertainment and education, if brands so desire.

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Session Preview: Beyond Plumbing Construction for Restaurants

When: Monday, March 9th in Denver, CO
Speaker: Russell Robillard with PermaDrain, LLC

This session will cover all aspects of design and construction related to plumbing for the food-service industry. It will also cover errors that can be overcome related to plumbing construction including concrete finishing, foundation reinforcement, finished flooring, HVAC, roof drainage, and landscaping. Participants will learn about everything from best practices to material selection and learn to differentiate between things can be left up to outsourced designers and items that need to be outlined as decision makers. Those attending will leave with essential knowledge needed to oversee the construction process. In addition, this session will cover best maintenance procedures to follow after facilities are occupied. Click here to learn more about this session and more at RFMA 2020!

Ready to Register? Click here!

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Check out this week’s NEW episode on Project Management created by and for restaurant facility professionals! In this episode you will learn:

  • How Project Management programs have evolved
  • How to determine your Project Management program specifications
  • Who should have access to your PM system both internally & externally

Click here to watch now!

Haven’t seen the Ron & Don Show? Check out all of their past episodes and tune in every other Friday for a new episode covering a new restaurant facility topic!

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Looking for Vendors? Find them here on RFMA's Vendor Marketplace

RFMA’s Vendor Marketplace is here to guide YOU to an even smarter search. Find products and services relevant to YOUR restaurant facilities company by utilizing our Advanced Search capabilities OR browse by category to discover new vendor partners. Click here to start your search!

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