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We are so excited for our Annual Conference happening THIS WEEK! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to keep up with what is happening! And be sure to post using the hashtag #RFMA2018! See you there!


Even if you can’t make it to RFMA 2018 in Phoenix, our conference issue is packed with great articles hand-picked just for you! Here are a few of the articles included in this issue!

The Generational Shift – How restaurant managers and supervisors must adapt in 2018
Being Smart About CO2 – Techniques for making your restaurant smarter, greener and more energy efficient
The Golden Age of Seafood – Red Lobster celebrates its 50th anniversary
Keeping Pests at Bay – Strategies for identifying sustainable and effective pest-control methods

Kason Industries
RFMA Tip of the Week

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers announced expansion with the opening of seven new locations spread throughout Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, and Minnesota.

Federal Heath Sign Company
Federal Heath provides reliable and cost-effective maintenance for exterior signs and lighting. Our service programs are designed specific to each customer, creating the perfect fit for any requirements. We offer unparalleled, five-star customer service and fast response nationwide. For over 117 years companies have trusted us with their brand identity needs. All signs point to Federal Heath.
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Top Industry News

Nation's Restaurant News
The National Labor Relations Board has brought back a 2015 ruling — much disputed by restaurant franchisors and franchisees alike — that loosened the definition of a joint employer.

Protect-All Flooring

For this test, a Ford Fusion Hybrid vehicle—manually driven but outfitted to look like a self-driving vehicle—will take deliveries from a Miami Domino’s store to customers who have ordered online and chosen to participate in the test. 

Tornado Industries

Starbucks will open the first of 1,000 planned upscale Starbucks Reserve stores to compete against high-end coffee rivals such as  Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea and Blue Bottle Coffee. The new Reserve store is located in Starbucks' Seattle headquarters building and will expand on the company's showcase Seattle Reserve Roastery drink menu with new items such as nitro draft lattes. It also will serve food from Princi Italian bakery and alcoholic drinks from a "mixology" bar.

Twice as Nice
Simon Roofing
We’re dedicated to fixing leaks right the first time – and we did so 99.49% of the time last year. That’s why we only use our self-manufactured high-quality products and our own well-trained technicians. And that’s how we can offer a unique two-year warranty on repairs following our specifications.
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Nation's Restaurant News
In a partnership with Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, or WCR, GrubHub launched the website, which includes a searchable database by zip code to help diners find restaurants majority owned by women, or that have a kitchen helmed by a woman as chef or executive chef.


RFMA’s Industry Service Guide has you covered!