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The Dish, June 10, 2014

Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Tuesday, June 10, 2014


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June 10, 2014





RFMA 2015: Call for Abstracts deadline approaching
RFMA is accepting abstract submissions for our annual conference being held at The San Diego Convention Center, Feb. 1-3, 2015. The abstract submission phase will close this Sunday, June 15, 2014. All abstracts undergo critical review by the members of the RFMA Education Committee to ensure high quality of content. The Education Committee will decide, based on these reviews, whether the abstract proposal will be acceptable or need revisions.

Click here to submit the abstract proposal via the RFMA conference website. The abstracts will be reviewed by the Education Committee Conference Task Force. If you need to access your abstract to update or make changes, go to the Presentation Service Center.

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Member Meet-Up in Dallas in 2 weeks; have you registered yet?
Join us in the new RFMA office space to kick off our first RFMA regional event of 2014 and Terry Byerly with Pizza Hut's new column series, "Wet Your APPetite" in our Facilitator magazine. Come socialize with your RFMA peers and learn how to prepare some delicious appetizers while also learning about the newest app technology to make the most of your social events. Remember to bring your favorite app to the party, as well as a fully-charged mobile device!

When: Thursday, June 26, 5-7 p.m.
Where: The New RFMA Office | 5600 Tennyson Parkway Suite 265 | Plano, Texas 75024
Registration: $15 per person*

Click here to register for this event now!

*You must register online in advance of the event and be a current RFMA member to attend.

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RFMA Gives 2015 Update
RFMA is very excited to announce the ECTLC (East County Transitional Living Center) will be our RFMA Gives 2015 recipient. Click here to visit the RFMA Gives page and see the list of needs for the RFMA Gives 2015 project. If you would like to volunteer or donate to this year's project, contact Jeff Dover at (972) 805-0905 or

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Are you an Emerging Professional?
Are you new to the facility management industry? Or are you a seasoned veteran looking to mentor an up-and-coming facilities professional? RFMA's Emerging Professionals group offers all types of continuing education and networking opportunities for our RFMA members looking to learn more about our industry. Our first Emerging Professionals' event will be an introduction conference call scheduled for Monday, June 23, at 10:30 a.m. We will highlight important resources available to members on RFMA's website, and Jeff Dover, RFMA's Facilities Resource Manager, will discuss the new online learning modules and benefits of earning your CRFP. Email Ryan Nordling if you have any questions or would like to register for the conference call.

Want to stay updated on all of the Emerging Professionals news and events? Make sure to join our Emerging Professionals InSite group! Click here to join.

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Facilitator: Keith Moore, Vendor of the Year
Sitting in the Texas-sized Grapevine Ballroom at the Gaylord Texan Resort, Keith Moore, presidnet of U.S. Exterior Maintenance & Repair, was enjoying the RFMy awards presentation. As the last RFMy award was handed out, he figured it was just fun to have been nominated. Then the Water Coolers, a singing comedy act, appears onstage, performing a song about him.

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Yum! Brands to launch new concept, Banh Shop, near SMU
EscapeHatch Dallas
Yum! Brands, parent company to cutting-edge concepts such as Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut and newcomer Super Chix, will launch a new stealth Asian concept, called Banh Shop, on SMU Boulevard in Dallas.

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Eating clean: Today's top food trend takes a simpler approach to nutrition
Brandpoint via Idaho State Journal
One of today's top food trends focuses on efforts to eat clean, which means selecting only foods that are made from simple, wholesome ingredients.

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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.

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Will California's drought bring about $7 broccoli?
Mother Jones
Last winter, for the third year in a row, the rains in California didn't come, likely making this the driest 30-month stretch in the state's recorded history. So what does the drought mean for your plate? Here are a few points to keep in mind.

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Restaurant risky business: Focus on kitchen exhaust
Restaurant Facility Business
Restaurants need to maintain a certain level of cleanliness just to stay in business. However, all too often there's one part of the restaurant — one of the most important facets of the business — that gets overlooked: the kitchen exhaust duct.

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Deferred maintenance: Turning crisis into strategy
Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance and engineering managers know all too well that deferred maintenance never went anywhere. Generally, a policy of continued deferred maintenance results in higher costs, asset failure and, in some cases, health and safety problems.

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Getting back to business: Crisis planning for facility managers
Today's Facility Manager
For families and homeowners, surviving a disaster like a flood can change lives forever. For businesses and other types of organizations, disasters are no less devastating, but with some intensive planning and communications with customers, supply chains, vendors and other significant groups, an organization can get back on its feet.

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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.

Endura XL lasso's RFMA Attendees!

The new Endura XL models received a great response at RFMA 2014. If you didn’t get a chance to see Endura XL, take a moment to visit & see why your business needs this upcoming addition.


Red Robin socializes digital transformation
The Wall Street Journal
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. is accelerating menu changes by allowing its 25,000 employees to share customer feedback and suggest ideas through social software, says Chris Laping, the casual dining chain's CIO.

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Niceness is no excuse to avoid termination
Catherine Iste
Managers often wait too long to terminate an employee either because the employee is too nice or the manager feels like it would not be nice for them to do. Both of these are terrible excuses that can actually cause more harm than good. If you are in charge of the team, it is not only your responsibility to make sure work gets done, but also to take action when it is not.

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Restaurant workers share front-line experiences
Nation's Restaurant News
Hourly restaurant workers turned the tables on executives to share front-line stories during Summer Brand Camp in Dallas, presented by TDn2K and BTC Revolutions.

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Starbucks' end-run into fast-casual burger market
Restaurant Business
Starbucks' latest business diversion is custom-grilling burgers, plating duck confit hash and mixing cocktails under the umbrella of its La Boulange bakery-cafe operation.

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Panera swears off artificial ingredients
The AP via The Tribune
Panera Bread Co. announced its new "Food Policy" recently, hinging on the consumer shift away from processed foods and toward "clean" and "simple" ingredients.

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How to maximize your supply chain strategy
It's hard not to get discouraged when all-time-high costs are affecting nearly every ingredient in the kitchen, from beef to cheese. But it's important to have a strategy in place to navigate the unpredictable volatile nature of the supply chain, to partner with an efficient distributor and to be aware of potential issues down the road.

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Don't underestimate the impact of the transition away from HFCs
Andrew Gaved
The phasedown of HFCs — mandated in Europe by the F-gas regulation — will require a fundamental change in culture for the cooling industry. It is the biggest change in a generation for sure, but perhaps the biggest change the industry has ever seen. And North America now is inexorably headed toward an HFC phasedown.

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How business owners can avoid the new investment tax
The Wall Street Journal
Business owners can avoid paying a new 3.8 percent investment tax on their profits by taking on an active role in running the enterprise. But they need to document their workload and maintain that work level year after year, experts say.

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