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The Dish, December 4, 2019

Posted By Rheagan Willis, RFMA, Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Updated: Thursday, December 5, 2019


December 4, 2019




Get more involved with RFMA in 2020!

Joining a RFMA Committee or Task Force is a great way to get engaged and involved in RFMA! Our Committees, Groups and Task Forces exist to leverage the talents of our membership and the diverse backgrounds and experiences each member brings.

We are accepting applications for the following RFMA Committees and Task Forces:

  • Buzz Council
  • Conference Curriculum Committee
  • Editorial Board
  • Franchisee Task Force
  • Membership Development Committee
  • Member Engagement Committee
  • Online Learning Committee
  • Red Carpet Crew Task Force
  • RFMA Resources Committee
  • Vendor Voice Committee

RFMA Committee and Task Force applications must be submitted by December 20, 2019.
*You must be a current RFMA member in good standing to apply.

Click to learn more and apply!

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Give yourself the gift of RFMA membership!

Don’t forget to renew your RFMA membership by December 31st to continue receiving these incredible member benefits in 2020!

  • Annual Conference Registration Discount
  • Member Directory
  • CRFP Price Discount
  • Virtual Networking
  • Regional Meet-Ups
  • Facilitator Magazine

Log in at or contact Ryan to renew today!

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Don't miss these upcoming virtual events!

Part 2 of our 3 Part Grease Exhaust System Series: Kitchen Exhaust Styles, Design & Construction Webinar
Register now for our 3-part education series covering all aspects of grease exhaust systems featuring speaker Don Pfleiderer, CECS, CESI, President of Enviromatic Corporation. Part 2 will be via RFMA-U webinar and Part 3 will be an education session at our RFMA 2020 Annual Conference in Denver.
When: Friday, December 6th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM CST


Restaurant Peer to Peer Call: Kitchen Equipment, Repair vs Replace & In vs Out House Techs
Share what you know...Learn what you don't! Register now for our December Restaurant Peer to Peer Call to discuss these relevant facilities-related topics with your RFMA Restaurant peers!
When: Thursday, December 12th from 10:00 - 11:00 AM CST
Moderator: Shane Brock, CRFP with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store


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Food safety never takes a holiday
Modern Restaurant Management
From quick-service and fast casual restaurants tasked with accommodating busy holiday shoppers, to dining establishments on a mission to wow guests with an impressive holiday meal or catering order, many restaurants will experience a holiday rush this season. With an influx of customers at peak dining times and an increase in the volume of prep work, some employees may feel pressure to sacrifice food safety for speed.

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Plan the work, work the plan
Facilitator Magazine
When it comes to facilities management, having a solid understanding of your assets gives you agreat advantage.Facilities audits can range from a 30-minute drop-in or a drive-by to a three-hour comprehensiveassessment followed by a side-by-side recap with the store management team. Regardless of thepurpose of your visit, there are some general helpful guidelines.

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Ice-O-Matic just made cleaning the ice maker easy
The Elevation series ice cube maker from Ice-O-Matic is the easiest to clean ice maker on the market today. Let us help you take a task that is now difficult, costly and time consuming, and make it simple. Ice-O-Matic - Ice. Pure and Simple.



California will ban latex gloves in restaurants starting Jan. 1
Nation's Restaurant News
California on Jan. 1 will be banning latex gloves in restaurants and other foodservice locations, joining a growing number of states that are barring the products because of allergies. Ohio barred rubber latex gloves in March, joining Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Oregon and Rhode Island in enacting bans in foodservice. Hawaii also bans latex gloves for first responders and requires medical and dental workers to inquire whether patients have a latex allergy.

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Roofing projects: Early-phase focus, long-term success
The process of replacing or recovering an existing roof on a commercial or institutional facility involves decisions in a number of crucial areas. The standards established during a project’s pre-construction phase can aid and mitigate risk management during construction and sustainable models for future building maintenance.

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Why messaging is the next big thing for restaurants
The restaurant industry is notoriously competitive, with razor-thin profit margins. Adapting to new technology is imperative for businesses to succeed and cater to a generation that’s grown up online, and this technology must be implemented across many different departments, from operations to marketing. Today, restaurants are enabling customers to reserve tables via phone, or in some cases, pay the bill via Venmo.

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The guide to keeping rats out of your restaurant
FSR Magazine
If there’s one thing one absolutely never want to see in any establishment serving food, it’s a rat. These filthy, sewer-dwelling rodents harbor a plethora of infectious microorganisms and can transfer a number of diseases to humans, some of which can be fatal. When present in food preparation areas, rats can easily transfer harmful bacteria to food items and utensils, creating a health and safety hazard serious enough to close your restaurant down.

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Session Preview: Ice Machines – Tips on Making the Right Purchase and Maintenance that will Expand the Life Span of Your Machines

When: Monday, March 9th in Denver, CO
Speakers: Jay Andruk, CRFP with K&N Management, Anthony Elrod with ZAX LLC – Zaxby’s, Carl LeBoeuf, CRFP with K&N Management, and Richard Young with Frontier Energy, PG&E Food Service Technology Center

This session will discuss the pros and cons of ice machine selection, what types of ice are best, using a contained vs. remote condenser, using a soda fountain top mount vs. a BOH bulk bin, production sizes, and more. Do you have a water treatment system specific to each location? Do you benchmark their energy efficiency? What does your ice machine PM program look like? What’s your repair/replace threshold? Attend this session to get answers to these questions and ask your own! Click here to learn more about this session and more at RFMA 2020!

Ready to Register? Click here! Restaurant Members, register by Dec. 15 to receive our $150 early bird conference rate!

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