The Dish


Join your fellow RFMA Restaurant members for a Restaurant Roundtable Discussion and Working Lunch in Denver, CO

When: Friday, July 13th

Where: Red Robin Corporate Office


10:00AM-12:00AM Roundtable Discussion
Topics: R&M Cost Controls, Equipment Training for Operations, and Water Management
12:00AM-1:00PM Working Lunch 


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What did you miss on June 7th and 18th?
Read a recap of our Peer to Peer and Peer to Partner calls on Jeff’s latest blog post. Get takeaways on equipment life cycle costs and maintenance training, hot side equipment PM's, in-house vs. outside technicians and more.
Click here to get your recap.


And…Don’t Miss the Next Peer to Peer Call!
Join your fellow RFMA restaurant members on this interactive virtual roundtable call.
When: Thursday, August 2nd at 10:00 CST
Topics: Grease Traps & Plumbing Maintenance
Click here to register.

Kason Industries
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Modern Restaurant Management
Self-service kiosks are expanding into almost every industry, including the restaurant industry, at exceptional rates. From your typical fast food restaurant to your favorite enterprise chain, restaurant operators are transforming their ordering model to incorporate self-service kiosks, tableside ordering, or online/mobile ordering.

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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Given the mounting pressure around eliminating plastic straws, with Seattle even becoming the first U.S. city to ban them July 1, Starbucks recognized it was time to act. The chain announced it plans to phase out plastic straws from its more than 28,000 restaurants worldwide by 2020—a move that would eliminate more than 1 billion straws per year from the marketplace.

Restaurant Hospitality
The Texas Restaurant Association and the Restaurant Law Center filed a lawsuit Friday hoping to stop the U.S. Department of Labor from enforcing guidance that restricts employers from using a tip credit for side work.

Fast Casual
Enhancing convenience, focusing on families with kids and engaging Gen Zers are three ways restaurants can increase their bottom lines, according to a Technomic/Acosta survey of 1,500 Americans.

An E. coli outbreak is a nightmare for everyone: the customers, the community and the restaurant where it happened. For restaurant operators, corrective next steps are crucial to success; they can’t afford to make one mistake.