The Dish

Join your fellow RFMA peers for a Peer to Partner Scenario-Based Roundtable and Working Lunch

When: Thursday, August 9th from 11:00AM – 2:00PM

Where: Blue Mesa Grill
Topics: CMMS, Energy Management, & R&M Cost Controls


Join your fellow RFMA Restaurant members to discuss these topics on August’s Peer to Peer call!

When: Thursday, August 2nd 10:00AM-11:00AM

Facilitator: Noelle Faille, CRFP – Olive Garden

Topics: Grease Traps, “Yellow Grease” (Safe Handling, Storage, Recycling) & Plumbing Maintenance

*Peer to Peer calls are facilitated discussions for RFMA Restaurant Members only.


We are so excited for Stacey to join the RFMA team as Operations Administrator!

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McDonald’s was looking to avoid a ruling that would have labeled it a so-called “joint employer” of workers at its franchise locations, and thus liable when franchisees violate federal labor law that breached union agreements. Franchise employees are claiming they were fired for participating in a national movement for union rights and $15 wages.

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During the summer, when temperatures rise and seasonal or inexperienced employees are hired, things can get dicey if you don’t train your work staff carefully. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, restaurants employ about one-third of all working teenagers in the United States. For many, this is their first job experience so training is essential to their success. In addition, our industry boosts seasonal employment, especially during the summer.

Restaurant Hospitality
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