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The Ron & Don Show

Join Ron Wilhite, CRFP and Don Turner, CRFP as they leverage successful careers in the restaurant facility industry to bring you The Ron & Don Show. This video and podcast series address key issues and topics faced by the restaurant facility industry.

Ron and Don have been active RFMA members since 2004 and are excited to enter a partnership with RFMA in 2020. The show’s mission, resources and topics parallel RFMA’s initiatives of empowering and educating today’s restaurant facility professional. Tune in all year long for episodes covering a variety of new restaurant facility topics delivered with the same enthusiasm Ron and Don are known for.

 

 

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Key Takeaways include:

  • The advantage of using perforated wall coverings
  • Man-made products to use in place of wood wainscot materials
  • Proper wall coverings for specific areas of the restaurant

... And more! Click here to watch now!

 

Key Takeaways include:

  • How to minimize standing water in the bar
  • Locations, types, and clean-outs of effective bar drains
  • Proper beer tap locations

... And more! Click here to watch now!

 

Key Takeaways include:

  • What customers want from a bar design
  • What employees want from their bar design
  • How bar design reflects restaurant's mission

... And more! Click here to watch now!

 

Key Takeaways include:

  • Types of doors, hinges, and locks
  • Causes of door & hinge failures
  • How to specify doors, frames, and hinges

... And more! Click here to watch now!

 


SPRING BEDS

Key Takeaways include:

  • How to ensure proper growth for small bushes and trees
  • How to properly trim plants to minimize overgrowth
  • How to fertilize and mulch for further plant development

... And more! Click here to watch now!

 


FLOODED RESTAURANTS

Key Takeaways include:

  • Types of floods and what causes them
  • How to sanitize your restaurant equipment and interior
  • How to minimize and remove mold
  • What local inspectors are needed to expedite reopening

... And more! Click here to watch now!

 


WALK-IN COOLERS AND FREEZERS PART 2

Sponsored by: Polar Leasing

Key Takeaways include:

  • How to remedy various issues in your walk-in box walls, ceilings, and floors
  • What causes moisture to get into the walk-in panels
  • Where to place temperature sensor within the box
  • Proper specifications and methods to replace the walk-in door

... And more! Click here to watch now!

 


WALK-IN COOLERS AND FREEZERS PART 1

Key Takeaways include:

  • Material types for walk-in walls, interior & exterior
  • How to handle interior panels that have oxidized
  • How to lower the humidity inside the box

... And more! Click here to watch now!

 


STANDARDIZING THE BID PROCESS

Key Takeaways include:

  • The standard items that should be included in an RFP
  • How to make the bidding process easier for a contractor
  • What types of projects are best for an RFP
  • Why the lowest bid may not be the correct choice

... And more! Click here to watch now!

 


PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Key Takeaways include:

  • How Project Management programs have evolved
  • How to determine your Project Management program specifications
  • Who should have access to your PM system both internally & externally

... And more! Click here to watch now!

 


RESTAURANT FIRES

Key Takeaways include:

  • Security of assets and confidential information
  • Contractor and insurance adjuster involvement
  • Communicating reasonable expectations to employees
  • Mitigating the loss of employees to other restaurants due to the facility closure

... And more! Click here to watch now!

 


WATER: LOVE IT OR HATE IT

Key Takeaways include:

  • Water’s effect on exterior structures and roofs
  • Deteriorating grout and damaged piping
  • Mold and mildew inside walls
  • Proper ventilation of steam

... And more! Click here to watch now!

 


RESTAURANT EXTERIORS W/EXPERT GUEST US EXTERIOR - PART 2

Key Takeaways include:

  • Fundamentals of exteriors of your facilities
  • In-depth discussion on hard vs. soft exteriors
  • Decorative features and all materials used in the process

... And more! Click here to watch now!

 

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