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The Dish, June 10, 2020

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, June 10, 2020


June 10, 2020





Restaurant facility professionals are the heart of the house

Restaurant facilities is a tough job, especially in a global pandemic. During the shutdown, restaurant facility professionals really stepped up to the challenge by solving new problems, inventing new safety procedures, and protecting a way of life. We want to recognize the incredible restaurant facility professionals who put your hands, hearts and minds to work keeping restaurants open and safe. We thank you.

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Is achieving your CRFP part of your summer goals?

YOU can become a CRFP this summer! Passing the CRFP exam means you've earned the title of Certified Restaurant Facility Professional. It also means you're at the top of your game with proven abilities and will now stand out among your peers, partners and employer.

Receive a $100 discount when you sit for the CRFP exam before August 31, 2020.

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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.



RFMA-U COVID-19 Panel Discussion Webinar recording available

Did you miss our COVID-19 panel discussion? Click below to watch our RFMA-U webinar presented on May 28, 2020 featuring three restaurant facility professionals sharing their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each panelist discusses how they prepared and reacted to COVID-19, how they managed the mandated shutdown of their restaurants and their process for reopening.

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Restaurants get a lifeline with PPP loan forgiveness changes
On Wednesday, June 3, the U.S. Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act by unanimous consent, providing a much-needed lifeline for restaurants nationwide. The bill is now headed to the desk of President Donald Trump. There are several key changes operators have clamored for since the PPP came into play. The National Restaurant Association pointed to five in particular:

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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


Safety and sanitation tips for a successful reopening
Restaurant Business
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused just about everybody to become hyperaware of cleanliness, and restaurant-goers are no exception. Amid shelter-in-place orders in some states and consumers choosing to stay home in others, takeout and delivery services have been many operators’ saving grace.

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5 ways facility condition assessment software can improve your building
By Ajwad Gebara

As maintenance needs increase with a building's age, building managers across the globe are surrounded by some difficult questions. While the facilities team may work on expecting the unexpected, other departments might not be as proactive. Building managers want to put an end to these worries. But how can they do that? Your facilities-related challenges can be solved with a state-of-the-art facility condition assessment (FCA) solution. This software enables you to manage your single and multisite building assessments.

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Consumers are excited to return to restaurants, but they want a safe and relaxing experience, Datassential says
Nation's Restaurant News
Once shelter-at-home orders are lifted, consumers rank dining out as one of the top three things they look forward to doing, along with socializing with friends and visiting family. It’s a testament to the strong emotional connections consumers have with restaurants, which have been clobbered during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jack Li, founder of menu research firm Datassential, said on day three of the inaugural Restaurants Rise Live digital conference.

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Hard floor care pro tips
Cleaning & Maintenance Management
Facilities across the country are reexamining their hard floor care best practices in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. New questions are emerging in regard to infection control and floors, including how to manage the labor required for floor care when cleaning teams have new demands and protocols to keep them busy.

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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®





4 simple ways to integrate contactless solutions in your restaurant reopening strategy
Modern Restaurant Management
Even before the pandemic, digital and touchless solutions were starting to become more mainstream in our day-to-day lives. But the viral spread of COVID-19 forced us to consider how we interact with people on a daily basis, as well as the potentially harmful germs we could be exposing ourselves to. As restaurants adjust their protocol to safely reopen, contactless experiences will be important in preventing the spread of this infectious disease.

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Hurricane-resistant fenestration should combat both wind and debris
Facility Executive
The need for hurricane preparedness should never be underestimated. In 2017, the first instance of three Category 4 hurricanes hitting the U.S. in the same season occurred, causing approximately $265 billion in damage. In the aftermath of this devastating storm season, teams of construction engineers under the direction of the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the American Society of Civil Engineers assessed the current building standards to see how they could be improved.

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Check out the latest Ron & Don Show episode on boric acid to learn the "where, why and when" on boric acid in your facilities. In this episode you will learn:

  • Different locations to use boric acid
  • Practical ways to use materials containing boric acid
  • How and why boric acid is the best way to control pests

Click here to watch now!

Haven’t seen the Ron & Don Show? Check out all of their past episodes and tune in every other Friday for a new episode covering a new restaurant facility topic!

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RFMA’s Vendor Marketplace is here to guide YOU to an even smarter search. Find products and services relevant to YOUR restaurant facilities company by utilizing our Advanced Search capabilities OR browse by category to discover new vendor partners. Click here to start your search!

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June 2020

Restaurant Peer to Peer Call: COVID-19 - Challenges & Successes
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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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