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The Dish, August 11, 2015

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RFMA 2016 registration is now OPEN!
We are excited to announce that our RFMA 2016 conference website is live and registration for RFMA 2016 is now open.

RFMA Restaurant Members: Register early for a chance to stay at the Gaylord Opryland for FREE!
Make sure to take advantage of our $100 Early Bird Registration rate PLUS if you register by Oct. 1 you will be entered to win a FREE 3-night stay at the Gaylord Opryland during RFMA 2016.

Click here to register now for RFMA 2016!

Want to take your whole team to RFMA 2016? Click here to check out the special deals just for large groups being offered for RFMA 2016.
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2 days 'til we meet in Denver! Join us at Wynkoop Brewery on Thursday
Join your RFMA peers in Downtown Denver this Thursday for our Member Meet-Up event!
When: Thursday, Aug. 13 from 4-6 p.m.
Where: Wynkoop Brewing Co. in Downtown Denver
Click here to register now.

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It's time for our 5th Annual Buyer's Guide! Update your listing now!
We are happy to announce that our 5th Annual Buyer's Guide will be featured in our October/November Facilitator magazine. Every Vendor Allied Member company will receive a FREE listing in the Buyer's Guide which will include:
  • Company name
  • Address
  • Website
  • Phone number
  • Company description
  • 5 vendor categories
This information will be pulled from your Primary Vendor member's InSite profile. Remember the Vendor categories HAVE changed so you must update them.
You must update all of your information by Aug. 21!

Want to enhance your Buyer's Guide listing? Click here to view your enhanced options.

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6 ways to make your restaurant more sustainable without cutting profits
Pizza Marketplace
As we look into the future of the industry, we see many indicators of what will help or hinder restaurant business leaders. Supply chain, sourcing and finance are not only expected to hold down costs but will also support agility, speed, innovation, quality and reliability. In discussing the ins and outs of innovation in the restaurant business today, leaders must identify new sourcing ideas, resources and solutions that help to meet these demands.
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US restaurants betting on 'Breakfastarians' for growth
Call it the rise of the "Breakfastarians" - the dining tribe that craves breakfast food morning, noon and night. Sales of morning standards such as coffee, pancakes and doughnuts are feeding U.S. restaurant traffic growth, outpacing lunch and dinner items. The trend is driven by an improving U.S. job market, with more Americans on the go in the morning and willing to spend on meals outside the home.
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Water + Heat = Scale

If you have water that is being heated for cooking or beverages then you have scale forming in that equipment. Scale negatively impacts taste of foods and beverages in addition to the maintenance nightmare caused in equipment.

Want a solution that saves money? Contact Mavea.

6 credit card security mistakes
Restaurant Hospitality
The National Small Business Association polled 675 small businesses to find out how many had become victims of a cyber attack during the past 12 months. The answer was that almost half had experienced a breach, up from 44 percent in the prior year of 2013. And of those who reported being hacked last year, 68 percent said they had been victimized by cyber criminals more than once. Breaches at large organizations often grab headlines, but retailers and restaurants are more vulnerable to attack because criminals know that many of these companies do not have adequate preventative measures in place.
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Restaurant industry added more than 29,000 jobs in July
Restaurant Business
Restaurant-industry job growth remained steady through July, with food services and drinking places adding 29,300 jobs throughout the month, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This number is relatively unchanged from restaurant-industry jobs added in June, which totaled 29,900. Employment in the industry has increased by more than 376,000 jobs year to date, data from the bureau shows.
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How you can manage an HVAC overhaul in your facility
Facility Dude
How you can manage an HVAC overhaul in your facility As everyone knows, nothing lasts forever. This is especially true for your building's equipment and essential infrastructure. Despite your best efforts and a regular planned maintenance schedule, facility managers know that everything will need repairs and, ultimately, replacing one day.
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Best practices for landscaping RFPs
By Kevin Smith
As portfolios continue to expand and the year-round needs of a company's landscaping are addressed, best practices for landscaping requests for proposals become even more important for your business. Sourcing and selecting one or more partners to deliver your landscaping services is a critical initiative, and one that needs to be mapped out. Here we will examine some of the steps to ensure a successful sourcing initiative.
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Compact Interceptor Performance - Canplas Endura®XL

Endura®XL – Reliable, high performance and durable grease management for commercial foodservice operations. Approved to CSA B481.1, (referenced & required in all but a handful of Canadian jurisdictions), Endura®XL is available in 75gpm & 100gpm models, replacing up to 1500gallons of physical (gravity) capacity. Accessible internal flow control is standard on XL with optional remote pumping capability.

Survey: Restaurateurs believe technology generates increased revenue
Pizza Marketplace
A recent survey taken by NCR, titled "The 2015 NCR Restaurant Technology Pulse," indicates that technology does in fact have a direct impact on increased revenue for restaurants. According to the report, 67 percent of restaurant managers and owners said that technology (such as mobile POS systems, accounting software, broadband and voice services, Wi-Fi and mobile apps) was responsible for an increase in revenue. The survey also discovered that 35 percent of restaurants depended on technology more than they did the year before.
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2 experts, 7 points about emerging social media for your restaurant
Fast Casual
When should you incorporate emerging social media channels into your restaurant marketing strategy? Where do you start and what if it goes wrong? Two social media experts, Jordan Steinert, digital and social media manager at Cousins Subs and Social Media Coordinator, and Hannah Tooker, forPeter Piper Pizza and Paradise Bakery & Cafe, share their thoughts on these issues and the advice they have to offer.
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