The Dish

Restaurant Facility Management Association


Don’t miss our next Restaurant Roundtable in Washington, DC hosted by RFMA Members from Nando’s Peri Peri, California Pizza Kitchen, and Bojangles Restaurants, Inc.

When: Tuesday, October 23rd from 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Where: Nando’s Peri Peri Corporate Office
Topics: Equipment Training for Operations, R&M Cost Controls, and Disaster Management

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*Restaurant Roundtables are education opportunities for RFMA Restaurant Members only

 Thank you to our 2018 Roundtable Sponsor, Branded Group!


RFMA 2019 Session Preview - Understanding Rooftop Unit Improvements and Implementation Strategies for Restaurants

Speakers: Katie Vrabel (Waypoint Energy), Michael Deru (National Renewable Energy Lab), and Scott Moline (The Wendy’s Company)
Many restaurants have rooftop units (RTUs) to provide HVAC to their facilities. But how well do facility managers know how RTUs really work? In this session, technical experts from the Department of Energy’s Advanced RTU Campaign provide info on advanced RTU replacements, retrofits, and the newest trend in RTU efficiency, AFDD and intelligent controls. Audience members will play “RTU Pictionary” to test their current knowledge and learn about RTU equipment, and will also learn about strategies and savings from The Wendy's Company's RTU efforts.

When: Monday, February 11th from 2:00PM – 3:00PM

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Restaurant Members, be sure to take advantage of the $150 Early Bird registration rate before December 1st.


Kason Industries
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When Taste of Texas relocated to its current location nearly three decades ago, owners of the massive steakhouse were certain the 20,000-square-foot space would be more than adequate for the Texas-sized indie.

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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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FSR Magazine
Growler USA is on target to double units in an about 18-month period. After that, the goal is to double again in the following two years. In other terms, 60 by the end of 2021. 

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This past quarter, Starbucks said its Rewards loyalty program counted 15.1 million active members.

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As restaurateurs and other small businesses brace for the after-effects of Hurricane Michael — the Category 4 storm currently bearing down on the Florida Panhandle, southern Georgia and southeastern Alabama — the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering several videos on what to do when a hurricane affects your business.

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