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The Dish, January 22, 2013

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Jan. 22, 2013




Conference Spotlight: Computer Maintenance Management Systems
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Over the next few weeks, we would like to highlight some of the great events and education sessions happening at RFMA 2013 in Orlando, Fla. One great educational session at RFMA 2013 is Computer Maintenance Management Systems, led by Terry Byerly, facility coach at Pizza Hut. Attend a panel discussion about current CMMS available and learn from panelists who are current users, then participate in a lively discussion about CMMS — What systems are available? What do they provide? Things you should know.

Interested in attending this session? Make sure to register to RFMA 2013 from March 10-12 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando. RFMA members get a special member rate, so make sure to renew your membership and take advantage of the savings today. Visit our conference website and register now.

We need your expertise
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Go to InSite at to visit the Facility Manager's Forum and our Industry Exchange Forum to weigh in on a variety of topics or submit a topic of your own. Some of the current topics are: snow removal programs, hood cleanings, maintenance management software and more. Click here to go to the forums on our website. Remember, you must be logged in to see and participate in the online forums.

Welcome new RFMA members
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Click here to see the list of restaurant and vendor members who joined RFMA so far in January, including these new restaurant members: Robert Witken with Pizza Inn Holding, Inc., Michael LaRue with Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation and Kevin Cacek with RHM Franchise.

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Want to show your RFMA pride?
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Make sure to fill out a Vendor Allied Logo Licensing Agreement for 2013 so you are able to use RFMA's Vendor Allied logo. You can download the licensing agreement here. After filling out the agreement, please send it to Heather at, and she will send you back the vendor allied logo in multiple formats.





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Feb. 15

Peer to Partner Benchmarking Call


March 10-12

RFMA 2013 Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.




Hidden Profit: Optimize your profits and become more sustainable by managing your trash flow
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Finding the money hidden in your trash can be a simple approach with the right procedures and tools in place. The first area of concern is recycling or diversion, which will lower your overall trash volumes. Here are some of the ways to improve your restaurant's profits. More


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Consider planned maintenance when budgeting
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With the business environment slowly plodding along, a growing number of food service operators continue to repair rather than replace their food service equipment. In order for this money-saving step to truly benefit the business, however, food service operators should invest in planned maintenance for their equipment. More

Restaurants get ready for health reforms
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One of the biggest tasks for restaurant companies in 2013 will be preparing for the following year's federal health care changes that require large employers to insure full-time workers. Under the Affordable Care Act, large companies will have to provide employees working an average of at least 30 hours a week with health insurance or face fines starting in 2014. Many are expected to limit employees' schedules as a result, experts say. More

4 steps for getting the most out of utility rebates and incentives    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As the demand for energy is rising at record rates, billions of dollars in incentives are being allocated at the federal, state and local level across the U.S. to spur energy efficiency programs. For businesses, this means that there is a wealth of money available for them to tap into to help fund their energy-reduction initiatives and offset the cost of energy-efficient capital investments. More

Distinct floor luster enhances property appeal
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In today's competitive environment, building owners and operators constantly look for ways to improve their properties' aesthetics. It is commonly known that clean, well-maintained floors lead to a positive customer impression. For years, industry professionals have focused on a floor's surface reflectivity, shine and gloss, but a positive impression is based on much more than that. More

A look at Hooters' new restaurant design
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Hooters of America has unveiled a redesigned unit in Houston that will serve as a prototype for future locations of its casual-dining chains. The overhauled 20-year-old Hooters of Kirby location now features more comfortable seating, a brighter, more open interior and contemporary design. More

Wendy's new menu, design help beat profit estimates
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Wendy's Co, the second-largest U.S. hamburger chain, reported a fourth-quarter profit that beat Wall Street estimates, helped by new menu items and spruced-up restaurants. Wendy's and Burger King Worldwide have gained market share by emulating larger rival McDonald's Corp, which boosted sales by rolling out new menu items such as lattes and fruit smoothies, renovating its restaurants and extending restaurant opening hours. More

Schlotzsky's sees growth with reimaged units
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Schlotzsky's Franchise LLC recently completed the re-imaging of older stores in the 350-unit chain, and this year plans to amp up expansion of its tri-brand units and catering. Over the past several years, the company has packaged new stores with sibling brands Cinnabon and Carvel. More

Restaurants' hot new demographic: Older diners
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Past restaurant marketing campaigns have usually featured sexy patrons having a good time with friends or their adorable young families. But according to new research, maybe it's time food-service companies started focusing more on silver foxes. Historically, baby-boomer consumers and older customers have been less likely than younger peers to visit dining establishments. But that's changed since the recession. More


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Benjamin Moore – Customer Care Program

Benjamin Moore introduces Customer Care, a powerful new service program for the facility maintenance industry. This program guarantees product availability & pricing consistency nationwide for property owners or managers, as well as, provides a centralized model for ordering, billing and project reporting. Learn more about becoming a Benjamin Moore Customer Care Member 201-949-6643.


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