The Dish

RFMA is now accepting proposals for education sessions at RFMA 2019, February 10-12, 2019, in Austin, TX. We are seeking proposals that:
• Reflect innovation and cutting-edge content
• Stimulate and provoke discussion and audience engagement
• Present evidence based on or supported by research

 Submission Deadline Extended: Friday, June 29, 2018


Join your fellow RFMA members for a Restaurant Facilities Scenario-based Roundtable in Tampa, FL.
When: Thursday, June 28th from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Where: TopGolf Tampa

3:00PM-4:00PM: Peer to Partner Scenario Roundtables
Scenario based roundtables on Disaster Management, Waste Management and Roofing

4:00PM-6:00PM: TopGolf FUN!!

Registration: $20

Click here to register now!


Thank you to our Member Meet-Up 2018 Tampa Sponsor!


Kason Industries
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CBRE has acquired FacilitySource, a high-growth leader in technology-based procurement and facilities management solutions for occupiers. The acquisition of FacilitySource will help CBRE to build a tech-enabled supply chain capability that is unique in the occupier outsourcing industry and intended to drive meaningfully differentiated outcomes for leading occupiers.

The Washington Post
By 2022, the minimum wage in California will rise to $15. But the owner of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Sacramento plans to go ahead and raise the wages of his employees now, offering a huge bump to $17 to $18 from the $12 to $13 he pays now.

Restaurant Hospitality
Third-party delivery services have been a hit with customers and a successful solution for some major chains. But many restaurant operators — in particular smaller and independent restaurants — are not so happy about rising commission costs and lack of control over customer data.

The survey, conducted for CreditCards.com by GfK Custom Research North America, shows that 10 percent of millennials (ages 18-37) leave no tip for a server at a restaurant. Three percent of older diners do the same. The survey also found that men, Southerners, Westerners, parents with young children, lower earners and less-educated people tip less than the norm at restaurants.

What sets Spyce apart from the Dig Inn two doors down or the two Sweetgreens within a stone’s throw is who — or, rather, what — cooks the food. The star culinarian at Spyce is a nine-foot long, 14-foot wide robotic kitchen — so, not really an employee at all.