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The Dish, February 17, 2016

Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Wednesday, February 17, 2016



RFMA-U Webinar this Friday: Optimizing Restaurant Operations with the Internet of Things

When: Friday, February 19th at 1pm CST
FREE to RFMA Members!
The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is a term coined in 1999 to describe the use of embedded sensors and communication tools to enable equipment interconnection, real-time data transmission and analysis, and intelligent decision-making. While this may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, IoT is actually proliferating in settings as diverse as home automation (think Nest, the new Apple Homekit, etc.), health (such as wearables like Fitbit), transportation (like the Progressive Snapshot), and even in restaurant facility management.
Jay Fiske, Vice President of Business Development at Powerhouse Dynamics
Hal McCoy, II, President at Restaurant Management Company
Peter Cryan, Director of Equipment R&D, Operations Systems at Arby’s Restaurant Group
Click here to register now

Support RFMA Gives on March 13th! Join us for Our First RFMA Gives 5K at RFMA 2016

Join us at RFMA 2016 as we support RFMA Gives at our First Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk. Your complete registration fee of $40 will be donated to our next RFMA Gives project. Each registration includes a race t-shirt and race number.
When: Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 8am
Where: RFMA 2016 at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville
Click here to register now!

Announcing Our Newest CRFP, Nicholas Stoyer

Congratulations to Nicholas Stoyer, CRFP with Nando’s Peri Peri. Nicholas joins this elite group of facility professionals and will be recognized at RFMA 2016.

You too could become a CRFP-the Online CRFP Exam Prep Course is here to help you!

Click here to learn more about the CRFP Exam Prep Course.

“CCTV, Are you getting the most of your system?”-February’s Peer to Partner Call

Join RFMA members for February's Peer to Partner Best Practices Call on "CCTV, Are you getting the most of your system?". Michael Vezina from Life Safety Engineered Systems will be presenting on the call and we will also be having an interactive Q&A conversation with the attendees on the call.
When: Thursday, February 25th from 12:00-12:30pm CST
Click here to register now for the call

RFMA 2016 Session Preview: Disagree Agreeably by Dale Carnegie

This session provides insights into our own personality and reactions when dealing with differences of opinion surrounding our “hot buttons.” We will learn to control our emotions, give others the benefit of doubt, and to express our opinions in ways that allow acceptance, agreeable outcomes, and improved productivity. At the end of this session attendees will be able to:
-Identify personal hot buttons and our role in disagreements
-Give others the benefit of the doubt and cushion opinions for greater acceptance
-Apply a formula for contributing ideas and disagreeing in an agreeable way
Join Mark Roberts at this session on Monday, March 14th from 2:00-3:00pm at RFMA 2016!

Will you be joining us in Nashville?

It’s not too late to join us at RFMA 2016,March 13-15that the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville! Click here to view all of the education sessions, conference events and to register now.


4 New Ways to Use Beacon Technology in Your Restaurant

Posted by: Fast Casual | 6 day(s) ago

The term “beacons” is a buzzword that has been circulating the marketing industry for a few years now. While not an extremely new technology, according to findings by ABI Research, the use of beacon technology is set to hit the mainstream market this year, based on strong 2015 shipment data and...



Maximize your Equipment Life and R.O.I.

Posted by: General Parts Group | 45 day(s) ago

As the Doctor say’s prevention is better than the cure! Here at GP we can tailor make a Planned Maintenance Program to cover your all your foodservice equipment including food preparation, refrigeration, ware washing and HVAC.


Pepsi Is Opening a New Restaurant, and They're Not Even Serving Pepsi

Posted by: Washington Square News | 8 day(s) ago

Pepsi fries, Pepsi burger, Pepsi salad — sound appetizing? PepsiCo, the biggest competitor to Coca-Cola and the producer of some of the world’s most famous snacks, has been popular for more than 100 years. Now, the iconic company is trying to expand its multi-billion dollar empire by opening a...

Franchise Times — No Robo-Burgers yet for Automators

Posted by: Restaurant Technologies, Inc. | 8 day(s) ago

As franchise owners look toward the future uses of Technology in the kitchen, Nicholas Upton took a look into the present with a glimpse into the future on Franchise Times online. We here at Restaurant Technologies are proud of our automation process, reducing risk, increasing productivity,...


Sun Capital Buys HuHot Franchisee

Posted by: Nation's Restaurant News | 7 day(s) ago

Deal for 21-unit CCW LLC marks private-equity group’s entry into franchisee ownership. Sun Capital Partners Inc. has completed a deal for the largest franchisee in the HuHot Mongolian Grill system, Omaha-based CCW LLC, the companies accounced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the...


Restaurant Job Growth to Outpace Economy in 2016

Posted by: National Restaurant Association | 7 day(s) ago

Restaurant job growth is projected to outpace the overall economy in 2016, and the industry will add more than 300,000 jobs for the sixth consecutive calendar year, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy. His Economist’s Notebook commentary and analysis appears regularly on...


Premier Franchise Businesses Receive Awards From 10 Best Franchise for the Month of February

Posted by: Virtual-Strategy Magazine | 7 day(s) ago

Expanding awards organization 10 Best Franchise has released its latest ranking of the best franchise businesses for February 2016. The top two finishers were H&R Block tax services in Kansas City, MO, and fast food giant Hardee's in St. Louis, MO, for its atypical menu offerings, while third place...


6 Reasons to Break up With Your Vain Roof System

Posted by: Simon Roofing | 7 day(s) ago

The selling points for non-redundant roof systems can read much like a dating website profile; all of the features sound good on the surface, but what about the long-term relationship? What are they conveniently leaving out? And how will they react under stressful conditions?Features of...


Congress to Consider Some Easing of Menu Labeling Regs

Posted by: Restaurant Business | 8 day(s) ago

C-stores, supermarkets and other establishments that sell ready-to-eat food as a secondary business are pushing for adjustments in the menu labeling rules that will be imposed on all multiunit foodservice establishments in December.The tweaks incorporated in a bill working through Congress, H.R....


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