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Del Taco Delivers

For its guests and its team members, Del Taco is in the early stages of delivering a new look and brand refresh. — By Katie Lee — When Southern California-based Del Taco recently launched a brand refresh that puts a…

Watterson: Signature Vendor Spotlight

R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? Steve Peldiak: Watterson is based in Schaumburg, Illinois, with additional branch offices located across the United States. We have been in business since 2001. R&R: What…

Going Digital

— By Jesse Wood — How document management software can help the restaurant industry. When your entire business is focused on bringing customers the services they need, paperwork often feels like it just gets in the way. However, in the…

Floor Care Fundamentals

— By Mike Weber — Improve your total finished floor care program. They say that a first impression is usually what sticks, no matter what changes or upgrades are made later. When people enter your business, the first things they’re…

Silver Linings

— By Bradley Vanover — When epoxy pipe restoration makes (dollars and) sense. The first call to our national facilities maintenance group was an emergency. Sewage was backing up into the restroom of a major department store. Not good for…

Facilities as Strategic Assets

— By Dan Diehl — Navigating the digital transformation of building products and services. The building products, services and solutions industry is being transformed. Like many industries before it, the market for commercial building products, services and solutions (BPSS) is…

What Drives Topgolf

The ‘retail-tainment’ venue creates a golfing and gaming experience that makes socializing a sport. — Interview by Katie Lee — Golf is generally a quiet, solo sport. Topgolf turns that conventional wisdom upside down with a large, world-class entertainment destination…

Premium POS Support

— By Del Williams — Streamlining reporting, monitoring and operations requires a flexible POS system and quick, supportive vendor response. In the quick-service restaurant (QSR) arena, both established and emerging franchises understand the importance of choosing the right POS system…

Total Comfort Group: Signature Vendor Spotlight

R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? Frank Bacchetta: We are based out of Eatontown New Jersey; Total Comfort Group has been in business since 2008. R&R: What is your title and how…

Superior Facility Group: Signature Vendor Spotlight

R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? Carol Carey: Headquartered in the beautiful Florida Panhandle, Superior Facility Service Group is a family owned and operated company specializing in commercial maintenance and repair, bird…

Metropolitan Ceramics: Signature Vendor Spotlight

R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? Clare Thomas: Proudly, Canton, Ohio, since 1866. Under the same family ownership, offering five generations of quality products. R&R: What is your title and how long…

Concrete Answers

— By Wade Christensen — Preserve the value of your concrete floor. One of the most valuable assets of any commercial building is the concrete floor. It’s also the most likely abused. From restaurants and supermarkets to shopping malls and…

Roof Reliability

— By Richard Rast, BLUEFIN, LLC — Why roof preservation matters for retail and restaurant industries and the best solution to preserve roof life. Is your facility or building property protected from weather and unintended abuse threatening its roof? When…

Permits & Processes

— By David Goodwin — What is the process and timeline for making a sign? By its nature, the commercial sign-making process does not enjoy a simple timetable. Every sign is different and so are the circumstances that surround its…

Don’t Waste This Chance

— By Ray Hatch — Turn changing regulations into new opportunities. As cities and states begin pushing harder toward their zero-waste goals, new regulations are being put into effect that will change the way businesses operate. For restaurants and food…

Evolution of LVT

— By Aaron Hartung — The vinyl flooring market is evolving: Here’s what you need to know in 2019. If you’ve read about the commercial vinyl flooring market lately, then you know demand for vinyl flooring products is growing at…

Gone to the Dogs

Dallas-based MUTTS Canine Cantina brings a unique concept to unique real estate spaces. — By Katie Lee — Imagine the coolest dog park and the coolest dog-friendly restaurant — together in one place. Like a beer garden with your dog.…

Comfort Zone

— By Steve Tudhope — AutoZone goes the extra mile to reduce energy usage and drive the future. Memphis, Tennessee-based AutoZone is the leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories with more than 6,200 retail stores in the United…

Monitor & Maintain

5 roof maintenance tips for retail and restaurant facility managers.…

Truck Show

Behind the scenes of food truck safety.…

The ABCs of PPE

Your roofing contractor’s safety practices are your business.…

New Memories in the Making

FAO Schwarz, which has stood for experience for over 150 years, returns to New York with a new flagship store.…

New Pig: Safe & Clean

New Pig stays in the leak-and-spill lane so it can hyper-focus solutions and mitigate an increasingly litigious culture. By Lynn Peisner Leaks and spills create dangerous conditions. Dangerous conditions can cause injuries. Injuries can lead to litigation and bad press.…

Hanging Tough

Restroom at rowdy sports pub gets a new look with durable, affordable HDPE partitions.…

Safe for Surfaces

Damage-free sign labels for the retail and restaurant industry can be removed cleanly from surfaces, dramatically reducing repair and repainting costs.…