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The Dish, June 17, 2020

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, June 17, 2020


June 17, 2020





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Your reopening issue is ready. Facilitator's June/July issue is now LIVE!

Our June/July Facilitator is NOW LIVE with helpful insights about reopening restaurants and the coronavirus shutdown. RFMA's official Restaurant Facilities Magazine features:

Plus ... Get to Know Your Incoming Board Chair, CRFP Spotlight, FM Project Profile, Wordplay Crossword Puzzle and more!

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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.





Give and take: Negotiation should be less about who wins and more about what is fair
Facilitator Magazine
So, your foodservice rep offered your modest chain of Italian restaurants a good price of $885 on food processors, and you beat her down to $699. Why? Because she confided she had to make her numbers or she was going to be in hot water. No doubt you were pretty proud of yourself. You drove home that night satisfied and convinced of your advanced negotiation skills.

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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


TripAdvisor study: Restaurants lead in recovery
Despite the widespread coronavirus downturn, a multi-month study by global travel platform Tripadvisor hints at early signs of recovery, with the dining sector leading the way. Over the two-month period ending May 31, U.S. searches on Tripadvisor restaurant pages were consistently trending upward. Of the six countries analyzed, the U.S.’s number of searches was second only to New Zealand, which experienced a sharp spike in mid-May.

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Creating a culture of cleanliness
Modern Restaurant Management
The novel coronavirus pandemic has had an immense impact on the restaurant industry. In fact, U.S. restaurant losses for April 2020 were projected to surpass $50 billion, according to estimates from the National Restaurant Association. While some states are allowing restaurants to resume business, others are delaying this process until later phases in their reopening plans. Despite the timing for reopening being uncertain, one thing is clear: restaurants need to be prepared for a new standard of cleanliness.

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USGBC offers new pilot credit to address green cleaning and COVID-19
Building Design + Construction
The U.S. Green Building Council has introduced a new pilot credit in the LEED green building rating system called “Safety First: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Space.” The credit is intended to support building owners and operators as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides guidance on effectively cleaning and disinfecting buildings using green cleaning best practices.

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Facility managers must know how to fight pandemics
In May 2006, Michael Leavitt, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, was quoted as saying, "Pandemics are global in nature, but their impact is local. When the next pandemic strikes, as it surely will, it is likely to touch the lives of every individual, family and community. Our task is to make sure that when this happens, we will be a nation prepared." To me, that quote says it all — a nation prepared.

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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®





8 steps can improve door security as risk of crime increases
For facility managers who want to improve security in light of the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is worth paying special attention to door security. A typical door — the type that you might see on any commercial facility — is fraught with numerous vulnerabilities that might permit access. Many steps can be taken to improve door security.

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Rainscreen systems provide moisture protection, insulation to building facades
Facility Executive
One of the most successful technologies used today to deter rainwater intrusion into a building’s exterior wall and protect its envelope is the rainscreen system. Introduced more than 20 years ago in the U.S., rainscreen technology has continued to advance, along with its popularity among building owners who desire a “stylish raincoat” for their structure. Walls with rainscreen systems tend to be more durable and are less prone to costly repairs resulting from water damage.

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Access Restaurant Peer to Peer and Peer to Partner Call archives

Did you know that as a RFMA member YOU have access to all of our past Restaurant Peer to Peer and Peer to Partner Call notes? These notes cover a wide range of topics from calls moderated by qualified restaurant facilities experts!

Click here to log in today and access these archives under the "Education" tab on our website!

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July 2020

Restaurant Peer to Peer Call: COVID Updates
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Aug 2020

Restaurant Peer to Peer Call: Grease Traps & Plumbing Maintenance
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