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How Automation and Technology is Transforming Facilities Management and Off-Premise Business

Meredith Sandland and Carl Orsbourn, food industry leaders, are the co-authors of the new book Delivering the Digital Restaurant: Your Roadmap to the Future of Food. Focusing on the rise of off-premise business and digital interfaces in the restaurant industry, their insights will resonate with facilities managers and any restaurateur looking to navigate the new normal.

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Delivering the Digital Restaurant: Your Roadmap to the Future of Food

What is facility management software?

Facility management software also called a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is a software that maintains a database of information about an organization’s assets, repair and maintenance operations. Businesses can place services requests, manage workorders, communicate with vendors and analyze data from a dashboard, thus helping facilities managers (FMs) do their jobs more effectively.

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Plant Nation

Growth, Guests and Ghost Kitchens: C3 Navigates a Future of Possibilities

A division of lifestyle hospitality company SBE, C3 spent much of 2020 navigating the unprecedented pandemic — while simultaneously exploring opportunities via ghost kitchens, celebrity influencers, software development and food halls that Rinella sees as potential ways to capitalize on this “pent up demand” and emerge with a business stronger, smarter and more nimble than ever before.

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Now Hiring

How to Ramp Up Hiring as You Prepare for Full Capacity

As your business shifts from no or low capacity to full capacity, it’s time to review your hiring practices. The COVID-19 pandemic had an enormous impact on nearly all areas of business, including your staffing. But now, capacity restrictions are beginning to ease.

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Mendocino Farms

Mendocino Farms’ First Cloud Kitchen (aka Ghost Kitchen)

Mendocino Farms opened its first cloud kitchen in Long Beach, California in November 2020. We caught up with Gene Davis, CRFP, Senior Director of Facilities, to talk facility management technology, cloud kitchens and how the brand fared during the pandemic.

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Restaurant Kitchen

Should the Industry Change the Term CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System)?

Facilities management undergoes constant change and innovation. Everything including work order organization, asset and warranty management, technology interfacing and even the very labor force itself is rapidly evolving. In such a fast-paced industry it’s imperative that professionals reach for the most optimal tools.

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