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The Dish, June 24, 2020

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, June 24, 2020


June 24, 2020





LAST CHANCE to complete RFMA's Membership Survey

Our annual Membership Survey is now available for you to assess RFMA's member benefits, programs and resources. Your feedback is critical and will help bring additional programs, resources and value to our members. We look forward to hearing about your RFMA membership experience!

PLUS ... if you fully complete the Membership Survey you will be entered in our "Staycation Summer Bundle" which includes:

  • JBL Bluetooth Speaker
  • $150 Visa Gift Card
  • $100 Home Depot Gift Card
  • 2 Yeti lowball cups

Click here to learn more and take the survey now!

The deadline to complete the Membership Survey is next TUESDAY, June 30th!

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Booth space selection for RFMA 2021

RFMA Vendor Members, the time has come to select your booth for RFMA 2021! Online Booth Selection will begin on Tuesday, June 30th and will run through Friday, July 10th with a little break for the July 4th holiday. Appointment times have been set in priority point order just as the original schedule was planned. You have received an email with your assigned appointment time.

Contact if you have any questions or need your appointment time to be resent to you.

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Powerhouse's Step-by-Step Guide for Reopening
Step 1: Call Powerhouse. In this quickly changing environment, Powerhouse is your solution. Our COVID response team is prepared to assist you and your teams with initiatives built around the essential requirements needed to reopen. Let’s get back to business.



Upcoming virtual events

RFMA-U Webinar: COVID Compliant Ventilation Management for Restaurants
Join Transformative Wave president Danny Miller to learn prevailing ventilation codes and best practices that will reinforce brand and consumer confidence.
When: Friday, July 10th from 1:00 - 2:00 PM CDT


RFMA-U Webinar: Microsoft Excel Hacks
Join RFMA 2020 Signature Speaker Teresa Bell to learn how to use Pivot Tables to calculate your restaurant costs and a secret hack to create reports for your restaurants in seconds.
When: Thursday, July 16th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM CDT
Special thanks to our RFMA-U Webinar: Microsoft Excel Hacks sponsor, MC Builders, LLC!


Restaurant Peer to Peer Call: COVID Updates
Join our upcoming Restaurant Peer to Peer Call to ask questions, share ideas and brainstorm solutions with your RFMA restaurant peers.
When: Wednesday, July 22nd from 10:00 - 11:00 AM CDT


CRFP Masters Trivia Competition
Is achieving your CRFP part of your summer goals? You may already have what it takes to earn your CRFP! Join your RFMA peers as our CRFP Master contestants answer questions from RFMA's CRFP learning modules.
When: Thursday, July 23rd from 2:00 – 3:00 PM CDT


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Introducing Ecotrak's New Partner Referral Program!

Do you know a company who could benefit from a CMMS software that helps automate facilities management while providing asset tracking? Contact us to see how you can start earning today. Learn More




5 tips to ensure your reopened restaurant has safe water
Modern Restaurant Management
Restaurants across the country are starting to open their doors back up to customers who’ve been eagerly waiting for their return. As a restaurant owner or manager, you’ve probably thought through your reopening plan, from how to distance your guests appropriately to keeping your staff safe and healthy in the transition. But have you thought about the safety of your water?

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Court ruling could foster rent relief for more COVID-stung restaurants
Restaurant Business
A little-noticed court ruling could provide a way for restaurants devastated by the forced shutdowns of their dining rooms to get a break on rents for the months they were limited to takeout and delivery. Lawyers say the situation was an early test of whether states’ orders to suspend dine-in service because of COVID-19 invoked a common lease stipulation that cancels the obligations of renter or landlord.

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COVID-19: Have you kept up with pest control?
Buildings that have sat unoccupied or under-occupied while occupants worked from home are at risk for pest infestations. If you didn't continue your regular pest control service while people were out of the office, it might be time to look into extra mitigation measures. Dr. Brittany Campbell, staff entomologist and research scientist for the National Pest Management Association, discusses the risks with editor-in-chief Janelle Penny.

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Keep your facility sanitized, inside and out

Protect your customers, employees and properties from unnecessary exposure. Fine Line Facility Services provides cleaning and sanitizing to all surface areas, in addition to the numerous other maintenance and repair trades we’ve been providing to national chains for the past 20 years. We’re at your service 24/7/365. Contact Eric at for more information or click the link below.






Brinker: Welcome To Our Table

Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) is one of the world’s leading casual dining restaurant companies. Founded in 1975 and based in Dallas, Texas, Brinker International owns, operates, or franchises more than 1,600 restaurants in 31 countries and two territories under the names Chili’s® Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy®





The evolving role of facility managers amidst COVID crisis
People Matters
Blue-collar workforces are on the frontline even amidst this crisis and working in tough conditions. The biggest learning from this critical period is the management’s ability to embrace a whole host of newer measures and operating standards, not only for the safety of employees but also to maintain business continuity.

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Back to business with safety in mind: Preparing for reopening your restaurants after the coronavirus pandemic
Facilitator Magazine
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. restaurants have been forced to close their doors in the last few months, as the coronavirus pandemic swept through both cities and rural areas with staggering speed. Millions of employees found themselves out of work — without an end in sight. However, now many states are beginning to loosen restrictions regarding restaurant closures.

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Architects envision ways to make restaurants safe during a pandemic
Architectural Record
For the past year, Roth Sheppard Architects has been designing a new burger-and-beer joint slated to open this summer in Denver’s creative district. When the coronavirus hit the city, the Colorado firm knew it needed to cook up some low-cost ways to prevent the spread of germs, so it increased the space between tables, installed hand-sanitizing stations, and worked with the city to expand the dining patio.





Don’t miss the latest Ron & Don Show episode to learn important communication strategies for more effective and productive conversations with your vendors and operators. In this episode you will learn:

  • How to properly treat your vendor partners and restaurant operators
  • How to use correct terminology to become a more effective communicator
  • The six (6) essentials to becoming a more effective communicator

Click here to watch now!

Haven’t seen the Ron & Don Show? Check out all of their past episodes here!

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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!

Want to advertise in the RFMA Vendor Marketplace? Click here for more information.




July 2020

RFMA-U Webinar: COVID Compliant Ventilation Management for Restaurants
Learn more

July 2020

RFMA-U Webinar: Microsoft Excel Hacks
Learn more

July 2020

Restaurant Peer to Peer Call: COVID Updates
Learn more

July 2020

CRFP Masters Trivia Competition
Learn more

Aug 2020

Restaurant Peer to Peer Call: Grease Traps & Plumbing Maintenance
Learn more



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