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The Dish, October 1, 2013

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Bowling with the Board was a blast!
RFMA members overwhelmingly agree and the word is out that our regional events are well-worth your time and the very minimal investment required. Come check out what everyone is talking about in the coming weeks in Nashville and Dallas.

"Define the Wine" — Nashville Wine Tasting
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 15
Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Register: Click here to register

Golfing for "Gives"
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 5
Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Register: Click here to register

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Welcome new RFMA members
Click here to see the complete list of restaurant members who have joined RFMA in September, including William Gober of Lone Star Steakhouse/Texas Land & Cattle, Debbie Hudson of Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC, Eric Korth of Starbucks Coffee Company, Michael Osborn of PNB International and Michael Todd of St. Elmo Steakhouse.

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Do you know a restaurateur for whom RFMA would be a great resource?
Refer them to RFMA today and be entered for a chance to win an iPad mini with our Member-Get-A-Member program. Our next iPad mini drawing will be this Friday, Oct. 4.

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  • New to RFMA restaurant members can join our FREE 90-Day trial or our $75 full-year membership
  • $100 early bird conference registration rate for RFMA restaurant members to attend RFMA 2014 in Dallas
  • Check out our RFMA website at for more resources and details about RFMA and to fill out an online membership application


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A perfect excuse to get on Facebook at work
What's the perfect reason to get on Facebook at work? To "like" the Restaurant Facility Management Association on Facebook. Stay connected to the industry and RFMA through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Help RFMA hit 500! Click here to like us now.

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Facilitator: The importance of grease exhaust and fire safety
Don Pfleiderer
Never underestimate the speed and destructive capabilities of a grease fire. Grease burns at temperatures higher than 1,750 degrees Fahrenheit. Even if the fire does not start in a greaseladen exhaust system, once it reaches excess grease buildup, the destructive capabilities increase exponentially.

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Wherever you are...We can be!
When your business has multiple locations, coordinating all of them is a massive job. You need one source to get everything functioning as a unified whole and to keep it that way. Source One is that one source.

Got Grease? — Get Endura!

You missed us at the RFMA show in Orlando! Canplas manufactures the best repair and replacement grease interceptor solution in the industry. Click here for more information.




The Drive-Thru Performance Study indicates new era in operations
It used to be that speed of service was the most important part of the drive-thru. But times have changed, according to the latest Drive-Thru Performance Study. Speed of service, it seems, may never be the same in quick-service drive-thrus, especially among the benchmark group. But that's not to say the decline in speed is a bad thing.

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McDonald's goes global on nutritional offerings
USA Today
McDonald's, in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, will offer side salads as substitutes for french fries in its value meals — at no extra cost — in the U.S market in 2014.

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Burger chain A&W taps demand for hormone-free beef
Privately owned Canadian hamburger chain A&W will buy only beef from cattle raised without added growth hormones or steroids, a move that adds costs but taps into growing consumer interest in how food is prepared.

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Slideshow: Extreme eats on mainstream menus
Food Business News
From a peanut butter-bacon milkshake to a bacon and egg sandwich on a glazed donut, extreme items on mainstream menus meld sweet and savory, novelty and indulgence.

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Helping employees manage workplace stress
Joy Burgess
As managing stress becomes a more serious problem in the workforce, many employers now offer assistance to help employees reduce stress and improve workplace health.

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New restaurant equipment is technically minded
Marlin Finance
While the usual idea of restaurant equipment is that of a machine to improve cooking, the latest innovations are more high-tech and have the added effect of boosting sales.

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What is your snow removal backup plan?
Kevin Smith
Congratulations, you have selected your service partner or partners to manage your snow removal services for the upcoming snow season. By now you are fully immersed in the transition process, local crews are being lined up and you can sit back and think about this: What if you chose the wrong vendor?

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Vendor relationships: Finding the right fit
Facility Management Journal
Facility operations and maintenance require the work of reliable professionals at a reasonable price. These relationships require trust, as you can't always be there in person to make sure your partners are getting the job done. So, how do you know you're choosing a trustworthy, reliable vendor from the start?

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Boiler maintenance is mandatory but not expensive
Sandy O'Lear
Any day could be the one that requires you to fire up the heating system. The panic will set in when you realize you haven't had a chance to properly prepare the system for its next call of duty. Proper maintenance of boilers and furnaces is mandatory for efficiency, cost savings, increased comfort and safety.

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LEDs: Lighting the way to outdoor savings
Facility Maintenance Decisions
When institutional and commercial facilities look for ways to curtail energy costs, exterior lighting retrofits are often a popular place to start.

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3 tactics to stop allergens from making your guests sick
National Restaurant Association
Are you prepared to cater to the 15 million Americans affected by food allergies? Operators need to understand the precautions needed to serve guests with allergies, National Food Safety Month this year will focus on the importance of food-allergen awareness.

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A training ground for tomorrow's top restaurant staff
Wine Spectator
Florida International University's hospitality school in September celebrated the official opening of a cutting-edge facility for restaurant management students.

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Latest restaurant equipment is technically minded, stands to increase sales (Marlin Finance)
Will LED lighting work for you? (Today's Facility Manager)
Facilitator: How the Insite community helps Females in Facilities group (RFMA)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.



We hate to break it to you. If you’ve waited until June to prepare for the coming winter, you are already behind. As this year’s unusual weather patterns have shown, snow is a year-round concern.

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Benjamin Moore – Customer Care Program

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Is your bottom line "dieting”?

Rebuilt electronics & controllers can greatly lengthen the life and improve the reliability of commercial food equipment without compromising their integrity.

Repairing/Rebuilding Printed Circuit Boards with GTS offers 50-60% cost saving, increased equipment life and is environmentally friendly.

Contact GTS and learn how we can help increase your bottom line!

General Parts, LLC

Our service commitment is based on having one of the largest in-stock inventories of Original Equipment Manufacturer parts in the industry. Our reputation is based on having the right parts in the right places in our warehouses and on our service trucks.

DAR PRO Solutions, a Darling/Griffin Brand

DAR PRO Solutions, the nationwide leader for superior grease management service, offers world-class used oil collection systems that can be installed indoor or outdoor, providing a solution to increasing grease theft. Our Cleanstar and B.O.S.S. Space Saver lines are easy to use, eliminate spills and burns, and protect the quality and quantity of your used oil, helping to retain its value.

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