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The Dish, October 8, 2013

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Submit your recommendation for a new RFMA board member
RFMA invites you to submit your recommendation for candidates to be considered by our nominating committee to serve as directors-at-large on the 2014 RFMA Board of Directors. We are looking for members with a strong background in restaurant facilities, who are leaders as well as team players and strategic thinkers. These candidates should be prepared to commit time and energy to help lead RFMA into the future, but they will get much more in return as they build relationships with other industry leaders.

We have openings for four restaurateurs to serve a three-year term. You can recommend up to two people, and each must be a current restaurant member in good standing. You may submit your recommendations online or via a downloadable document. You must be logged in to complete the form online.

Click here to make an online recommendation. (Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 16)
Click here to download the paper recommendation form.

Questions? Please contact Tracy Tomson at (972) 805-0905 or email

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RFMA's next Regional Round Up event is 'round the corner!
Join us in Nashville on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. for RFMA networking and wine tasting sponsored by A.O. Smith.

Click here to register now!

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Are you a female in RFMA? Join Females in Facilities InSite Group
Females in Facilities is a group for women in RFMA. This group is organized by RFMA members and is dedicated to the empowerment and engagement of women within the RFMA community. The group's intent is to encourage members to communicate regularly, share industry best practices, offer support to females in the industry and discuss the unique challenges females encounter in the world of facility management. We are always open to dialogue and activities in support of our objectives.

Find FIF through our Groups page on InSite or click here.

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Females in Facilities next event: Leadership Lessons
Join us for the Females in Facilities Leadership Lessons featuring Carolyn Roberts with Chipotle and Teresa Phelps with DENTCO.
When: Friday, Oct. 18
From: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDT

Click here to register now!

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Facilitator: Restaurant floor care should be a top concern
Russell Kendzior
Restaurant facility management can make floors safer and more cost-efficient by elevating the mindset of floor care to floor safety. With that goal in mind, let's take a look at ANSI and OSHA standards, insurance company priorities, operational steps, risks and rewards and a selection of NFSI-certified products.

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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!

You missed us at the RFMA show in Orlando! Canplas manufactures the best repair and replacement grease interceptor solution in the industry. Click here for more information.




Design fundamentals: How to organize your restaurant kitchen
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
Preparing food in a commercial kitchen can be stressful and chaotic. Paying guests are waiting, and they want to be wowed. Whether the front dining room is a chill den of Zen or a classic burger joint, every professional kitchen should be about producing great food quickly in a clean environment, streamlining the processes from prep to plating and minimizing waste.

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Window film improves building system performance
Steve DeBusk
The right window film not only reduces energy use year-round and improves tenant/occupant comfort, but also helps you make the best of your building systems and protects against unnecessary upgrades or replacements.

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Pizza Hut to roll out new stuffed-crust pizza
Nation's Restaurant News
Pizza Hut's upcoming 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust pizza could push the menu line into a $1 billion category on its own within three years, brand officials indicate.

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Study indicates new era in drive-thru operations
Speed of service, it seems, may never be the same in drive-thrus, according to the latest Drive-Thru Performance Study. But that may not be a bad thing.

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What is your snow removal backup plan?
Kevin Smith
By now you are prepping for winter, local snow removal crews are being lined up and you can ponder: What if you chose the wrong vendor?

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KFC's Go Cup brings chicken and fries to car cupholders
KFC has introduced the Go Cup, a shallow bowl designed for chicken snacks that sits in a car's cupholder. It represents a foray by KFC into snack foods, not just full meals. It also shows how KFC is trying to think outside the bucket when it comes to creating ways of making its food suitable for being held in hands, an area where its burger competitors have had an advantage.

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Potbelly IPO shares more than double on open
USA Today
Investors' appetite for IPOs continued to rage as shares of restaurant chain Potbelly were the latest to more than double on their first day of trading.

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How Obamacare affects businesses — large and small
When Congress was writing Obamacare, its biggest backers said the new law would help small businesses. Instead, they're complaining about it. It was also supposed to take the cost pressure off businesses in general. Instead, they say it's just adding more pressure.

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Winter weather prep
Today's Facility Manager
Facility managers in regions that get snow and ice have higher levels of risk and liability during the winter months. Knowing how to assess and reduce risk may be a challenge when there is no required education or regulations for the snow and ice management industry.

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Boiler maintenance is mandatory but not expensive
Sandy O'Lear
Any day could be the one that requires you to fire up the heating system. The panic will set in when you realize you haven't had a chance to properly prepare the system for its next call of duty. Proper maintenance of boilers and furnaces is mandatory for efficiency, cost savings, increased comfort and safety.

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



Welcome new RFMA members (RFMA)
Vendor relationships: Finding the right fit (Facility Management Journal)
Facilitator: The importance of grease exhaust and fire safety (RFMA)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.



We hate to break it to you. If you’ve waited until June to prepare for the coming winter, you are already behind. As this year’s unusual weather patterns have shown, snow is a year-round concern.

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• Two providers per facility
• Tier-one service
• Real time work confirmation
• LEED certification


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Benjamin Moore – Customer Care Program

Benjamin Moore introduces Customer Care, a powerful new service program for the facility maintenance industry. This program guarantees product availability & pricing consistency nationwide for property owners or managers, as well as, provides a centralized model for ordering, billing and project reporting. Learn more about becoming a Benjamin Moore Customer Care Member 201-949-6643.

Is your bottom line "dieting”?

Rebuilt electronics & controllers can greatly lengthen the life and improve the reliability of commercial food equipment without compromising their integrity.

Repairing/Rebuilding Printed Circuit Boards with GTS offers 50-60% cost saving, increased equipment life and is environmentally friendly.

Contact GTS and learn how we can help increase your bottom line!

General Parts, LLC

Our service commitment is based on having one of the largest in-stock inventories of Original Equipment Manufacturer parts in the industry. Our reputation is based on having the right parts in the right places in our warehouses and on our service trucks.

DAR PRO Solutions, a Darling/Griffin Brand

DAR PRO Solutions, the nationwide leader for superior grease management service, offers world-class used oil collection systems that can be installed indoor or outdoor, providing a solution to increasing grease theft. Our Cleanstar and B.O.S.S. Space Saver lines are easy to use, eliminate spills and burns, and protect the quality and quantity of your used oil, helping to retain its value.

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