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October 22nd Dish

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Oct. 23, 2012





Announcing our first Peer to Partner Platform Call
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Take time to benchmark, discuss and gain knowledge with your peers and vendor partners. We will be discussing predictive budgeting on our first call. Please join us on the call from 2-3 p.m. EST Nov. 16. You must be registered to participate in the call. To register for this event, please visit our website or click here.

Will you be in Orlando? Mark your calendars for March 10-12 for RFMA 2013
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RFMAEarly bird registration is available now for RFMA restaurant members until Dec. 15. Register today to guarantee your spot to network with the largest gathering of restaurant facility professionals and exhibitors.

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RFMA's last regional event for 2012: Networking in Newport
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NewportJoin us for some "peer-to-pier" interaction at the Newport Landing Restaurant & Oyster Bar in Newport Beach, Calif. Come connect with other area RFMA members you already know, or meet some of our newest members and those who are coming to learn about our wonderful organization. Registration is $15 per person and includes beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres. Special thanks to our sponsors: DunnWell and RSM Maintenance.

Networking in Newport
When: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7
Where: Newport Landing Restaurant & Oyster Bar in Newport Beach, Calif.

Visit our events calendar to register.





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Networking in Newport


Nov. 16

Peer to Partner Platform Call


March 10-12

RFMA 2013 Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.





Going the DCV route: Does retrofitting demand-controlled ventilation make sense for your operation?
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Demand-controlled ventilation for your commercial kitchen exhaust system is often a great idea, but there are many instances where the retrofit of a DCV system is challenged by the return on investment. This is particularly the case for low-flow proximity-style exhaust hoods, when the cookline includes high-heat producing appliances such as charboilers, when the existing exhaust system is not working as designed or where there are multiple hoods on one exhaust fan. Simply stated, retrofitting DCV is, and will be, challenged by the ROI more so than the DCV technology itself. More


Chipotle design influence palpable in revamped Taco Bell, Wendy's
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Taco Bell, Wendy's and Sbarro all recently announced they were taking drastic measures to refresh their respective brand's images. The stated goal of the comprehensive modernizations at Wendy's and Sbarro was to make them more like hugely successful fast-casual chains such as Five Guys, Chipotle and Panera. More

Related article: Wendy's tests updated look at Detroit location (The Detroit News)

Card fee 'settlement' just start of big legal battle
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Visa, Mastercard and a group of retailers plan to ask a judge to approve a landmark settlement of a lawsuit over credit-card fees, setting the stage for a battle with Wal-Mart and hundreds of other merchants who say it is a bad deal. The $7.2 billion settlement is intended to resolve seven years of antitrust litigation between merchants and credit-card companies and their banks over so-called "swipe fees" that retailers pay to process credit-card transactions. Retail and restaurant heavyweights have signaled they plan to fight the deal. More


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How to tell if a franchise chain is serious about growth
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Visit the website of nearly any franchise chain, and you'll get the same message: We want you to buy a franchise! Everyone appears to be in aggressive growth mode — on the surface anyway. They have available territories, their franchise pages scream and are recruiting new franchise owners. But many chains aren't seeing much actual growth these days. Why? The big sticking point is money. More

Apple American to acquire 99 Applebee's units for $94.8 million
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The largest Applebee's franchisee, Apple American Group, is acquiring an additional 99 locations of the casual-dining chain from a Poland-based franchise group, AmRest Holdings, for a total of $94.8 million. The companies recently closed a deal on 97 of the restaurants for $91.6 million. As a result of the deal, Apple American could become the nation's largest franchise operator with a unit count of 436 Applebee's restaurants and annual sales projected to top $1.1 billion. More

What happened to the American middle-class meal?
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Living in a big city, it isn't hard to spend a lot on dinner. One big meal, and you can find yourself over $200 poorer, just for two people. Of course, it isn't hard to spend very little on dinner either. A whole meal from Chinese takeout costs something like $9. What is hard to get is a meal for $50 or so, and that seemingly innocuous fact speaks to an insidious trend. More

Restaurant consumers reduce spending, but how varies with income    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to Restaurant DemandTracker, a recent survey of restaurant customers in the United States, 1 in 4 Americans continue to reduce their spending on restaurants, but the likelihood of people cutting back and how they economize varies across different demographic groups. More

Remodeling, discounting vex McDonald's franchisees
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The latest survey of McDonald's franchisees offers some insight into how remodeling investments and marketing programs such as discounting are viewed by some operators. Their unease about the cash-flow impact of "re-imaging" contrasts with the standard corporate view that such investments are vital to keep brands relevant and contemporary. More


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