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The Dish, May 28, 2013

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May 28, 2013





Save the date for RFMA-U's next webinar: July 19
When: July 19, 11 a.m. EDST
Topic: Set in Concrete: An Overview of Concrete Surfaces in the Parking Lot System

Have you ever wondered why concrete sidewalks have symmetrical "cracks"? And why do some properties have concrete parking lots as opposed to asphalt? Join us on July 19 for an in-depth webinar on concrete pavements and the basics of sidewalk repairs. This comprehensive seminar will cover such topics as:

  • Causes and types of surface deterioration
  • Preparing existing concrete for repairs
  • Sealants and other protective materials
  • Understanding cracks and joints
  • ADA compliance

Developed by Pavement Exchange Group and Ace Asphalt of Arizona.

To register visit the RFMA-U Online tab under Education on our website or click here!

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Females in Facilities
Females in Facilities is excited to announce our first Leadership Lessons call Friday, June 14, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. CDST. This call will feature two great RFMA leaders: Maria Johnson, CRFP, Pei Wei Asian Diner, and Ann Nickolas, Cintas. This call is open to any RFMA female member and you can register for this event through the event calendar on our website. Register today!

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Panera Bread addresses local hunger with shared-responsibility concept
Sherleen Mahoney
Panera Bread Bakery Cafes begin each day at 10 p.m. the night before. At night, when all the customers and staff are gone, the bakers arrive to await the delivery of fresh dough, made in one of Panera's fresh dough facilities across the country. For more than two decades, at the end of each day Panera has dedicated all unsold breads and baked goods to community organizations to feed the hungry.

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Restaurants to add 448,000 summer jobs
Pizza Marketplace
Restaurants are expected to add 448,000 jobs this summer season, a 4.5-percent increase over the March 2013 employment level, according to National Restaurant Association projections. The projected gain represents an improvement over the 2012 summer season.

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How to create a sustainability program for your restaurant
Giving customers quality food that is responsibly grown can benefit the environment and individual health, as well as your reputation with customers. Here are three tips from the experts at National Restaurant Association Show on how to start a sustainability program for your restaurant.

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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.


NoWait unveils digital restaurant floor map
Pittsburgh Business Times
Uptown startup NoWait is reaching further into restaurant management beyond its marquee wait list tool. The company unveiled NoWait Floor Map, a free app that allows restaurants to track how many people have been in the restaurant and how long they have been seated.

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Shining the light on dark store management
Kevin Smith
For some of you, the work begins after your stores are closed for good. Of course, we are speaking about dark store management. It is the proverbial thorn in the side, rising up to poke you when you least want to deal with it. For many, the issues often are not identifying what needs to get done or monitored but at what frequency and scope. Today, we are going to assume the dark stores in question are vacant sites with no tenants or active customer activity. The work at these sites can typically be broken up into three components.

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Service tips: Refrigerated display cases
FSE Magazine
Refrigerated display cases can offer a safe, cost-effective way to offer prepared foods and single-serve drinks. But they must be well-maintained.

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Join in welcoming new RFMA members!
Click here to see the complete list of restaurant and vendor members who have joined RFMA so far in May. Help us welcome these newest members!

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Turning energy into profit center at your restaurant
Jay Fiske
You may not be able to change the terms of your lease or rising property taxes, but with a few easy actions, you can control much of your energy destiny.

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Restaurant brands pitch in for Oklahoma tornado relief
Pizza Marketplace
It's been more than a week since fatal 200-mph tornadoes ravaged Moore, Okla., and plenty of restaurant brands are pitching in to help with the clean-up and recovery process.

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Faith in action: How to prepare and respond when disaster strikes
Deborah Wipf
Description: The pictures and stories of the devastation in Moore, Okla., have been heart-wrenching. Thankfully, there is a bright spot in the midst of this horrific event as organizations quickly mobilized to help in the relief and recovery efforts. While these groups help the people of Moore put their lives back together, we should all consider our own plans for how to deal with a potential disaster and how to serve in the wake of one.

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EnergySherlock - Energy Conservation Delivers Profits
EnergySherlock specializes in multi-site restaurant energy management services that generate $1000s per site per year savings and improve operational standards and controls. EnergySherlock clients become more profitable through energy conservation.

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Procurement: Lowest price doesn't always mean lowest cost
Maintenance Solutions
Maintenance and engineering managers in the process of specifying products and technology for institutional and commercial facilities need to remember that suppliers are in business to make money. Negotiating the lowest possible price does not necessarily translate into the lowest possible cost. These proven strategies can help lower your total acquisition costs and, more importantly over the long term, total cost of ownership.

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Affordable Care Act impact on restaurants still uncertain
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
With roughly six months remaining in 2013, restaurant operators still remain unclear as to how the federal health care legislation will impact them in 2014. A few chains, though, continue to move forward cautiously.

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Spring cleaning for ice makers (Foodservice Equipment & Supplies)
Facility recycles restaurant wastewater (Pizza Marketplace)
Seamless and GrubHub to merge (CBS MoneyWatch)

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'Operation Swill' finds bars, restaurants swapped in cheap liquor
Patrons who ordered premium spirits at some bars and restaurants in New Jersey may have actually wet their whistles with bottom-shelf booze. State liquor control and law enforcement officials seized inventory and served demands for records from 29 bars and restaurants as part of "Operation Swill" — a yearlong investigation into the alleged substitution of cheaper brands for premium alcoholic beverages, according to the state Attorney General's Office.

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Behavioral interviewing improves bottom line
Bob Fortune
Problem employees hurt your bottom line faster than "The Donald" can say "You're fired!" on Celebrity Apprentice. One bad apple can jeopardize morale, safety, property and production, as well as suck valuable energy out of management. The solution is better interviewing, which will lead to a more productive staff and less time in problem management.

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Northwest Companies - Signing up RFMA members

We are experts in exterior facilities management for restaurants across all 48 states. Our services include:
• Snow plowing
• Sidewalk shoveling
• Snow and Ice abatement
• Parking lot striping
• Window washing
• Landscape management
• Landscape installation
Most of all you make only ONE CALL for service regardless of the number of locations you manage.
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Safety By Choice, Not By Chance

Field’s Fire Protection specializes in the Installation, Inspection, Design and Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers, Exit & Emergency Lighting, Automatic Sprinkler Systems, Special Hazard Systems, Fire Alarm Systems and more.



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Managing Water Just Got Easier

Everpure® SimpliFlow™ Water Management Systems by Pentair® can help you spend less time identifying and tracing beverage lines along with easy shut-off of lines during servicing. A variety of configurations are available to meet specific needs. SimpliFlow provides organization and efficiency in back-of-house operation and makes adding new beverage equipment in the future easier. For more information, contact customer service at or 800.942.1153/630.307.3000.

Reduce Energy Consumption by 5-8%

Give us 3 months, we’ll show you how to reduce energy consumption by 5-8%. Panoramic Power’s device level solution and cloud based analytics app helps restaurant facility managers optimize their energy consumption and improve operational efficiency.

Contact us today to see if your organization qualifies for the pilot program.
Simply click here or call us at 860-656-7716 or 860-918-2591

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