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The Dish, July 30, 2013

Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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Attention RFMA Restaurant members: RFMA 2014 registration opens Aug. 1
We are excited to announce that RFMA 2014 registration will open Aug. 1 — this Thursday! Make sure your membership is up-to-date in order to take advantage of our early bird registration rate of $100. To get the RFMA member early bird rate you must use your RFMA member number. This member number will be sent to you in an email Aug. 1, so check your inbox. Visit to register!

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Join other Chicago-area RFMA members for RFMA on the Lake
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 13
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Where: The Clubhouse at the Burnham Park Yacht Club
Details: Register online at through our Event Calendar or click here.

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Congratulations to Chuck Bell, latest winner of the Member Get A Member drawing!
Thanks, Chuck Bell, for recruiting Sarah Anderson with Target Corp. We hope you enjoy your reward!
If you would like to win an iPad mini like Chuck, recruit a new restaurant member to join RFMA. If the new restaurant member lists you as the person who referred him/her, you will be entered for a chance to win an Apple iPad mini. Our next drawing is Oct. 1.

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InSite Insider: Never remember what your RFMA username is?
You can easily change your RFMA username to your email address or another username that is easy to remember by logging in to, clicking on "Manage Profile" and then "Edit Bio" under "Information & Settings." There you can update your username, as well as your password, Facilitator mailing address and more.

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Facilitator: 3rd Annual Buyer's Guide
The June/July issue of Facilitator magazine is one to keep. The handy resource guide of vendors and service providers that make up the RFMA Allied Member group can serve as your go-to reference for all your facility management needs.

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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.




A perfect match: Energy efficiency and facility management
Archita Datta Majumdar
With the advent of the facility manager role came the need to improve services and offer better facilities and comfort to the end user. The next phase is therefore poised to make even more of a difference to our lives with energy-efficient services to make the entire facility management operation greener, as well as cheaper.

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Debunking the 6 myths of equipment leasing
The Lessors Network
Envision Capital Group, an equipment leasing company in Orange County, Calif., strives to educate business owners on their many options with financing. If planned well, equipment leasing is a preferred financial strategy for many businesses. With equipment leasing comes tax benefits, the ability to upgrade equipment frequently and potential growth through appropriate equipment. Envision Capital Group discusses the top myths surrounding this business model.

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Cyclospora outbreak: What you need to know
Food Poison Journal
The CDC reports as of July 25, it has been notified of 321 cases of Cyclospora infection in residents of multiple states and one city, including Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, Florida, New York City, Wisconsin, Georgia, Missouri, Arkansas, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Jersey and Ohio. Illinois and Kansas have also notified CDC of one case each that may have been acquired out of state but in the United States.

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Avoid OSHA fines
Texas Restaurant Association
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazard Communication Standard requires manufacturers to properly label hazardous chemicals. It also requires employers to train employees on how to safely store and handle chemicals. Doesn't sound like an issue you need to worry about it restaurants? Think again.

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Food sales lead to big boost in Starbucks' profit
Starbucks Corp. Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz's push into food is starting to pay off, driving traffic into U.S. stores and lifting sales and profit by 25 percent, according to analysts.

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Facilitator: The concrete vs. asphalt rivalry
Jon Baggett
The paving industry has a longstanding rivalry — between asphalt and concrete. Both materials have traits that uniquely qualify them for various functions.

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Outback opens prototype unit in North Texas
Nation's Restaurant News
Outback Steakhouse has brought its prototype building to the North Texas market with the opening of a new unit in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Hurst.

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Friendly's restaurants bought, some will close
Friendly's Ice Cream will buy franchised Friendly's restaurants from the Kessler Family. It will continue to operate 35 locations throughout upstate but eight will close.

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Florida's food establishments may face revised inspection schedules
Sun Sentinel
Restaurant inspectors who search for vermin and unsafe food handling practices may cut back or increase surprise visits to Florida's restaurants, caterers and food trucks to comply with a new state law that takes effect next year. It hasn't been determined how some of the state's 47,804 licensed food operations could have their current, twice-yearly inspection schedule changed.

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Google releases Zagat iPhone app for finding restaurants, cafes, bars
Google has released Zagat, a new app for the iPhone that helps you find the best and most notable restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs.

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Display Point Units: A way to go green in the restaurant
PRNewswire via The Sacramento Bee
International Display Advertising Inc. has rolled out Display Point Units in their bar and restaurant locations. In addition to using less paper, the Display Point Units also eliminate printing lead times and the need for inks and other chemicals as well as courier cost used in printing the tents, menus and other disposable tabletop materials restaurants need.

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To survive in 10 years, your business will need…
Emma Fitzpatrick
Maintaining your popularity with customers is hard work — and you always need to be 10 steps ahead. A recent study surveyed professionals about the next 10 years of marketing. What will your business needs to remain thriving (and relevant) in 10 years?

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Cleaning to reduce hospitality hazards
Today's Facility Manager
For aesthetics, safety and preservation of building materials and surroundings, professional power washers can be a useful facility management tool.

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Regular inspections, testing help improve energy efficiency in chillers
Maintenance Solutions
Energy efficiency and HVAC system reliability remain top priorities for maintenance and engineering managers. Chillers are the single largest users of electricity in most institutional and commercial facilities, as well as the most expensive piece of equipment in HVAC systems. So they are natural targets for improvement efforts.

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Saving energy with a New York state of mind ( Joel Kranc)
Consumer expectations for fast-casual: 6 insights (Restaurant News)
Potential property pitfalls at lease renewal time (Buildings)

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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

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.

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.

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Managing Water Just Got Easier

Everpure® SimpliFlow™ Water Management Systems by Pentair® can help you spend less time identifying and tracing beverage lines along with easy shut-off of lines during servicing. A variety of configurations are available to meet specific needs. SimpliFlow provides organization and efficiency in back-of-house operation and makes adding new beverage equipment in the future easier. For more information, contact customer service at or 800.942.1153/630.307.3000.

Reduce Energy Consumption by 5-8%

Give us 3 months, we’ll show you how to reduce energy consumption by 5-8%. Panoramic Power’s device level solution and cloud based analytics app helps restaurant facility managers optimize their energy consumption and improve operational efficiency.

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