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The Dish, October 29, 2013

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Oct. 29, 2013





RFMA Gives Volunteer Weekend is almost here!
If you have signed up to volunteer for RFMA Gives at Dallas Life this weekend, please make sure to check your inbox on Wednesday for an important informational email on what to know before you go.

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Come get in the swing at RFMA's Regional Roundup Event in Dallas
We are excited to end our regional roundup event season in Dallas on Tuesday, Nov. 5, with a fun, unique networking event! Come join the RFMA staff and members for food, fun and some friendly competition at Top Golf. Not a golfer? Not a problem, this event is for golfers and non-golfers alike at this target-style practice range. Come give it a shot and pledge dollars per point you score to support our 2014 RFMA Gives project.

Where: Top Golf in The Colony, Texas
When: Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Registration: To register, click here.

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Help us complete RFMA Gives 2014: Donate online today
RFMA is able to continue the annual RFMA Gives projects due to the support and generosity our RFMA members. By contributing to RFMA Gives, you will help ensure that our RFMA Gives project is fully completed. Online donations are quick and easy using our secure credit card transactions. We welcome donations of all sizes. RFMA is a 501c-6 organization, so any donations given to RFMA Gives can be written off as a business expense, but not as a charitable donation. But we do guarantee that 100 percent of all donations received will go directly to fulfilling the needs of our RFMA Gives project.

Click here to donate now to our RFMA Gives 2014 project!

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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!

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Have you registered yet for RFMA 2014 in Dallas?
Make sure to take advantage of our $100 early bird registration rate for RFMA restaurant members. This offer is only good until Dec. 1!

To find out more about RFMA 2014 or to register online, visit

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Facilitator: Embracing individuality behind a brand name
Sherleen Mahoney
Franchising entails trust. The franchisor entrusts its brand to the franchisee, and in turn, the franchisee trusts the franchisor to maintain the quality behind the brand name. In restaurant franchising, although some aspects of the business are fixed, such as the ingredients, recipes, equipment and decor, there are many freedoms as well.

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Halloween freebies: A growing restaurant trend
USA Today
A growing parade of restaurant chains — from Olive Garden to IHOP to Krispy Kreme — will offer free eats around Halloween in order to lure traffic during a seriously slow time.

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Restaurants expected to post 3.2 percent job growth in 2013
Pizza Marketplace
The restaurant industry is expected to finish 2013 with a job growth rate of 3.2 percent, according to new analysis from the National Restaurant Association's chief economist, Bruce Grindy.

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Brief insight: Commercial catering equipment
When you are already into the business of catering or are planning to set up a new restaurant, then what you will need the most is the best commercial catering equipment.

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5 tips for commercial property management
Archita Datta Majumdar
The commercial real estate market is on the road to recovery, and companies are poised for growth and expansion now that global competition no longer overwhelms them.

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Shareholder group offers plan to split up Darden
Food Business News
Splitting Darden Restaurants Inc. into three businesses would allow the company's common stock to trade at a premium, according to a Sept. 23 letter from Barington Capital Group, L.P.

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McDonald's dropping Heinz after CEO change
McDonald's Corp plans to end its 40-year relationship with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, since that company is now led by Bernardo Hees, the former chief executive of hamburger rival Burger King Worldwide Inc.

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450+ chefs call on Congress to pass the SAFE Seafood Act
Oceana's Jacqueline Savitz used a recent TEDx Mid-Atlantic event to present a letter signed by more than 450 chefs, restaurant owners and culinary leaders from nearly all 50 states, calling on Congress to pass the Safety and Fraud Enforcement for Seafood Act.

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Panera to address service speed
Nation's Restaurant News
Panera Bread Co. is extending restaurant workers' hours, streamlining its menu and upgrading equipment to address slow throughput, executives said.

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Concrete Repair and Floor Resurfacing

Simon Surfaces offers concrete repair services and floor resurfacing systems that provide quick and economical solutions for improving the concrete inside and outside of your facilities.

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Using traditional and social media together
Robin Carver
When used together, social and traditional media can provide a great advantage to your business. Take a look at a how Domino's Pizza franchise used traditional and social media for customer service and feedback.

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Franchising success: 4 lessons from the front line
A Domino's franchisee explains how his experience as an entry-level employee prepped him to become a successful operator.

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Increase your business with point-of-sale systems
Today, the point-of-sale system is used in different businesses for the delivery of all types of services. The systems have been very effective and have helped to increase efficiency, particularly in the hospitality sector and specifically in restaurants.

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Disaster preparation: Helpful tips for businesses and facility managers
Joy Burgess
A recent survey sponsored by the American Red Cross and FedEx showed that approximately 70 percent of small businesses do not expect to experience a disaster, and half of those surveyed do not have an emergency response plan in place.

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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.



How radiant snow-melting systems can expand your business (Supply House Times)
Choosing the right font for your brand (Jessica Taylor)
Digital menu boards offer more than just prices(Digital Signage Today)

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Water Heat = Scale

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