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October 17th Dish

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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Will you be in Orlando? Mark your calendars for March 10-12 for RFMA 2013
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RFMAEarly bird registration is available now for RFMA restaurant members until Dec. 15. Register today to guarantee your spot to network with the largest gathering of restaurant facility professionals and exhibitors.

Check out our RFMA website for more details about what's happening at RFMA 2013 by visiting

RFMA's last regional event for 2012: Networking in Newport
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NewportJoin us for some "peer-to-pier" interaction at the Newport Landing Restaurant & Oyster Bar in Newport Beach, Calif. Come connect with other area RFMA members you already know, or meet some of our newest members and those who are coming to learn about our wonderful organization. Registration is $15 per person and includes beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres. Special thanks to our sponsors: DunnWell and RSM Maintenance.

Networking in Newport
When: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7
Where: Newport Landing Restaurant & Oyster Bar in Newport Beach, Calif.

Visit our events calendar to register.





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Networking in Newport


March 10-12

RFMA 2013 Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.




In the face of danger: Are you making these common fire suppression mistakes?
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A commercial kitchen is at constant threat for a potential fire. The volume of activity, coupled with the use of high heat, open flames and combustibles for cooking, creates ripe conditions for a catastrophic fire, especially when combined with highly flammable waste such as fats, oil and grease. These volatile conditions in a confined and populated public place make it critical that the fire suppression system be able to detect and suppress a fire quickly. More



Water conservation and treatment trends: Where blue meets green
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In today's business climate, facility managers face mounting pressure to reduce costs and become more environmentally conscious. Ironically, one of the most universally used resources is often one of the most frequently overlooked areas for possible cost and usage reduction — water. More

Behind Wendy's new logo, store design
Nation's Restaurant News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Wendy's is in the process of changing a whole lot about the company — from introducing new menu items to remodeling stores and crafting an updated logo for the brand. The changes are all part of a process to help the quick-service restaurant chain "leap frog" over its competition, said Craig S. Bahner, chief marketing officer at Wendy's Restaurant Group. More


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Restaurants face full plate of issues in health care law
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
2014 can't come soon enough for restaurant workers and may be coming too quickly for their bosses. That's when the federal Affordable Care Act, which was passed by Congress in 2010, phases in one of the most controversial parts of the health care law: the mandate that employers of 50 or more full-time workers offer them health care coverage. While the nation's health care system is largely employer-based, in the restaurant industry, only chefs, managers and those on the management track are generally given coverage. More

Elevation Burger implements recycled olive oil program
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Elevation Burger, known for its 100 percent USDA-certified organic, grass-fed, free-range burgers and recognized as one of the most innovative burger chains in the country, is doing its part to reduce the nation's carbon footprint by making recycling the olive oil used at all of its 29 locations part of its franchisee training program. More

Designer repurposes 36 oil cans into stylish lamps at Finland restaurant
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Designer Willem Heeffer transformed 36 oil cans into a fantastic series of lights for a new restaurant in Helsinki, Finland. After salvaging the drums from a local oil recycling center, Heeffer — an artist whose work typically explores urban public space — cleaned them out and reinvented them as a cool collection of vintage-looking shades. More

Drought leads restaurants to raise prices, cut portions
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Scorching weather this summer in the Midwest left crops parched and livestock famished. Restaurants, already struggling with high fuel costs and a sluggish economy, are starting to feel the pinch of higher food costs. Commodity prices were increasing even before the dry spell. Economists say even bigger hikes are ahead as the poor U.S. harvest ripples through the food chain. More

Theme dining comes to high-end restaurants
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White-tablecloth restaurants are venturing out of their comfort zone and introducing culinary theme nights to help draw customers on the slowest nights of the week. Rather than "Meatloaf Mondays" or "Taco Tuesdays," these high-end theme events showcase guest chefs, hard-to-find wines, rare ingredients and seldom-prepared dishes. More

Q3 earnings expectations mixed for restaurants
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Third-quarter corporate earnings reports have begun to roll in from restaurant industry bellwethers, including Yum! Brands Inc. and Ruby Tuesday Inc., and Wall Street analysts have expressed both cautious optimism and concern surrounding the possible headwinds for the remainder of the year. More


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