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The Dish, February 10, 2016

Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Wednesday, February 10, 2016



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

When: Friday, February 19th at 1pm CST
FREE to RFMA Members!
Summary: 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

Want to get more in RFMA? Join a RFMA committee in 2016

Consider joining your RFMA peers on a RFMA committee for 2016. We are looking for great individuals who posse many great qualities such as Leadership, Diversity, Good Communication Skills, Responsible, Loyal and Strategic Thinker.
Our 2016 RFMA Committees:
-Conference Curriculum
-Member Engagement
-Membership Development
-Online Learning

Click here to learn more about our RFMA committees

“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: Getting the Most Out of Your Service Provider

Are planned maintenance programs cost effective and worth the money? This is a question that is asked all too often. The purpose of this discussion is to present you with some basic tools that allow you to make informed decisions regarding scheduled maintenance programs and their financial impact. Join John Schwindt and Bruce Hodge at their session at RFMA 2016 on Monday, March 14th from 2:00-3:00pm.
Click here to see all of the education sessions 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.


Wintertime's Impact on Facility Air Quality

Posted by: Cleaning & Maintenance Management | 8 day(s) ago

Ensuring healthier air and facilities during inclement months. If recent studies looking into the way we work and live are correct, there’s a good chance you’re reading this article from inside an office building, a hospitality space, or another indoor location. In fact, according to a study by the...



Spring Clean for Ice Machines

Posted by: General Parts Group | 38 day(s) ago

Spring, the perfect time of year to show your Ice Machine some love! To have your machine serviced, cleaned and sanitized call you nearest GP branch. We’ll make sure you’re ready for those thirsty customers.


Researcher: Loyalty Platforms a Must for Millennials

Posted by: Pizza Marketplace | 6 day(s) ago

Although a new study reveals 96 percent of millennials are using restaurant loyalty programs, 63 percent of restaurants don't offer POS systems, which is one of the easiest ways to implement a loyalty program, said Justin Guinn, market researcher at Software Advice, which conducted a study surveying...

NRA: Restaurant Industry Contracts in December

Posted by: Nation's Restaurant News | 8 day(s) ago

Due to weak sales, Restaurant Performance Index falls below 100 for first time in three years. The restaurant industry contracted in December for the first time in nearly three years due to flagging sales and mounting economic worries, according to the latest Restaurant Performance Index from the...


Preventing Foodborne Illness in a Commercial Kitchen

Posted by: Commercial Parts & Service Inc - Columbus (CPSOhio) | 9 day(s) ago

If you havenât been reading the news lately, you may have missed recent stories covering foodborne illness and contamination outbreaks at some popular food chains in the United States. While these instances of contaminated food affected many peoplesâ health, it did even greater damage to the brands...


What Is Your Restaurant's Carbon Footprint?

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

By Baljit Singh, Deal Highway Countries and companies across the globe are making climate change a high priority. In one Italian city, officials are cracking down on these emission enemies. The mayor of San Vitaliano — a town with a population of 5,000 people, located near Naples, the so-called...


Hygienically Clean Food Service Certifications Now Available for Launderers

Posted by: CleanLink | 6 day(s) ago

TRSA, the global textile services trade association, recently introduced its latest market-specific Hygienically Clean designation. The Hygienically Clean Food Service Certification will certify cleanliness for laundry operators working in the food service sector. The new certification follows in...


Using Event Planning Software to Manage Special Event Reservations

Posted by: ReServe Interactive | 8 day(s) ago

Cuba Libre Restaurants are popular venues for New Year’s Eve celebrations. In years past, the staff at each of their restaurants has tried to manage hundreds of reservations manually. They struggled with checking availability for multiple time slots and getting access to the “reservation sheets”. To...


ServiceChannel Acquires Big Sky Technologies to Accelerate Innovation in Service Automation for Facilities and Operations

Posted by: ServiceChannel . | 8 day(s) ago

Expands Solution Portfolio for Retail, Restaurant and other Distributed Enterprises Expands Solution Portfolio for Retail, Restaurant and other Distributed Enterprises NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO, Feb. 3, 2016 – ServiceChannel, the leading SaaS service automation platform for facilities...


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