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The Dish, November 11, 2015

Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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Announcing Our Newest CRFP, Michael Brown

Congratulations to Michael Brown, CRFP with Horizon Construction Company.Michael joinsthis elite group of facility professionals and will be recognized at RFMA 2016.

You too could become a CRFP — the Online CRFP Exam Prep Course is here to 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.

It’s Election Time: Vote for Your 2016 RFMA Directors at Large Now

The nominating committee selected the most qualified candidates from among the active restaurant memberswho were submitted for recommendation by other RFMA members. Please be sure to read all the nominee's comments before making your decision and casting your vote for the Director-at-Large candidates.

Only one ballot will be acceptedand only RFMA members will be eligible to vote, You must be logged in with your username and password to vote.Yourballot must be submitted no later thanFriday, November 13thto be accepted.
Click here
to vote now!

Two RFMA Events on Thursday, Join us!

Peer to Partner Best Practices Call
When: Thursday, November 12thfrom 12noon-1pm CDST
Topic: Grease Traps: Best Practices & Troubleshooting

Member Meet-Up 2015: Louisville
When: Thursday, November 12thfrom 4:00-6:00pm
Where: Sidebar at Whiskey Row in Louisville, KY

Click hereto register for one of both of these events now!

Haven’t registered yet for RFMA 2016?

RFMA Restaurant Members, make sure to take advantage of our $100 Early Bird Registration Rate by December 15th! Click here to register now!

Need help renewing your RFMA membership or registering for RFMA 2016? Contact Ryan Nordling at or at 972-805-0905.


Beyond marketing: Facebook for restaurants

Posted by: Nation's Restaurant News | 6 day(s) ago

Restaurant brands use platforms to enhance customer service, recruiting and mobile search. Restaurant brands over the past five years have expanded the use of social media to go well beyond the one-way marketing messages that populated it in the early days.And each of the platforms has produced opportunities outside the marketing functions:•...


Affinity: The secret weapon

Posted by: Restaurant Hospitality | 5 day(s) ago

Affinity means having a feeling of belonging. In a restaurant setting, it means an intense loyalty because of this feeling of belonging. Wouldn’t it be amazing to capture lightning in a bottle with all your customers? If every customer that walked in your door had such a great experience that they would go nowhere else and tell all their friends...

Chefs predict top restaurant menu trends for 2016

Posted by: Restaurant Magazine | 6 day(s) ago

National Restaurant Association survey shows local sourcing and environmental sustainability remain hot trends The National Restaurant Association (NRA) annually explores the top menu trends for the coming year. For this year’s What’s Hot culinary forecast, the NRA surveyed nearly 1,600 professional chefs – members of the...

SpeedLine POS adds support for mobile gift, rewards, and payment with Mercury StoreCard

Posted by: Pizza Marketplace | 8 day(s) ago

Restaurant point of sale developer SpeedLine Solutions announced a new payment and guest rewards integration with Mercury StoreCard. A gift, rewards, and mobile payment card in one, the StoreCard gives restaurant operators a new way to compete with leading chains, at little to no added cost. Restaurant guests earn rewards, give gifts, and pay...


The most commonly neglected commercial kitchen appliances

Posted by: Commercial Parts & Service Inc - Columbus (CPSOhio) | 6 day(s) ago

Are you neglecting your kitchen maintenance? You may be surprised to learn what many business owners are overlooking in their commercial kitchens. With the holiday’s coming up, you know this means tall orders and plenty of pumpkin pie. This also means keeping your kitchen in tip-top shape for the upcoming busy season. While you’re...


National Restaurant Association promotes cybersecurity awareness for restaurants

Posted by: | 7 day(s) ago

NRA Releases “Cybersecurity 101” Guide for Restaurants, Hosts Webinar and Forms Member Working Group Washington, DC ( The National Restaurant Association today announced the release of “Cybersecurity 101: A Toolkit for Restaurant Operators.” The free guide, available at,...


Flynn Restaurant Group acquires 47 Panera Bakery Café locations

Posted by: Restaurant Facility business | 7 day(s) ago

San Francisco — Flynn Restaurant Group LP (FRG), the largest restaurant franchise group in the U.S., has purchased 47 Panera Bakery Café locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento area and Washington State. FRG is the first new franchisee admitted into the Panera system in almost 10 years. FRG purchased 45 of the bakery...


Why Chipotle will bounce back from E. coli scare

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

After a recent E. coli outbreak forced Chipotle to close 43 stores, it reported today that it's now conducting a deep cleaning of the locations and has hired two food safety consulting firms to help it assess and improve food safety. It's a smart move, said Consolidated Concepts' Wade Winters, as it will be key in helping the chain calm customer...


Top reads from the past few weeks

Opinion: How restaurants can prepare for rising wages

Posted by: Nation's Restaurant News


Restaurant technologies awarded vendor of the year by KFC

Posted by: Restaurant Technologies, Inc.


It’s Election Time: Vote for Your 2016 RFMA Directors at Large Now

Posted by: RFMA News


Dickey's Barbecue addresses WHO red meat study

Posted by: Fast Casual


What you missed at the Restaurant Innovation Summit

Posted by: National Restaurant Association

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