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The State of Foodservice in Convenience Stores

Posted by RDT on Sep 25, 2017 3:53:28 PM

In recent years, convenience stores have become a foodservice destination. The convenience store, once serving as a quick stop to grab a candy bar or a soft drink, has transformed into amalgam of coffee shops, quick-service, and fast casual restaurants. Busy consumers are looking for convenience and quality when it comes to foodservice, and c-stores are more equipped than ever to provide just that.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, convenience stores, c-stores, convenience store foodservice

Do Your Homework Before Choosing School Foodservice Equipment

Posted by RDT on Sep 6, 2017 3:24:24 PM

The new school year is a time for fresh beginnings. For students, that means new school clothes, a new backpack, and a shiny new lunchbox. For school directors, that often means selecting new school foodservice equipment for the cafeteria. While it may not cause the same stress as a 3rd grader deciding what superhero shirt to wear on the first day, choosing foodservice equipment is a taxing experience for administrators. Especially for those who don’t have the information to make an educated decision.

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Topics: refrigeration, Foodservice Director, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, school, Retrofitting

The Quick Guide to Refrigeration Rack Systems

Posted by RDT on Aug 25, 2017 1:55:25 PM

Say your commercial kitchen has multiple walk-in coolers and freezers. It also has several prep tables that need proper cooling temperatures. For foodservice consultants or operators, this might present a complex challenge to implement an efficient refrigeration rack system. 

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, Digital Scroll Compressor, footprint, refrigeration rack system, rack system

How to Eliminate Frost in Your Walk-In with Eco-Smart

Posted by RDT on Aug 18, 2017 5:08:51 PM

 

Many people look at frost in a walk-in as a good thing. It means it’s properly cooling, right? Wrong. Frost in a walk-in can have detrimental effects on your commercial kitchen. 

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Topics: food safety, freezer, freezer burn, food waste, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, Ingredients

The Space-Saving Solution Every Restaurant Needs

Posted by RDT on Aug 14, 2017 12:14:08 PM

 

In the restaurant industry, every inch of space is valuable. Each piece of foodservice equipment, like refrigeration systems, is a piece of a puzzle that must fit together in the space provided. And restaurant operators, especially of smaller restaurants, face a big challenge when it comes to their refrigeration rack systems: the footprint.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Eco-Cool, Digital Scroll Compressor

Food Storage Tips for Improving Food Safety in Your Commercial Kitchen

Posted by RDT on Jul 28, 2017 7:25:07 AM

One of the most important things in a commercial foodservice operation is food safety. When most people think of food safety, they think of proper food handling. However, proper storage of food is also extremely important to the integrity of your food. Consider these tips when storing food and organizing your walk-in.

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Topics: food safety, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, HACCP, food storage

The Beginner's Guide to Digital Scroll Compressors

Posted by RDT on Jul 26, 2017 4:33:58 PM

 

What do foodservice operations like restaurants, schools, or hospital cafeterias have in common? The need for commercial refrigeration that is efficient, cost-effective, and reliable. One way all these refrigeration challenges can be answered starts with a small but powerful piece of equipment – a digital scroll compressor.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, Digital Scroll Compressor, redundancy

A Quick Look at Retrofitting a Commercial Refrigeration System

Posted by RDT on Jul 13, 2017 2:53:24 PM

 

Because commercial refrigeration is one of the biggest drains on energy consumption in foodservice, it goes without saying commercial refrigeration can also become an operation's biggest savings opportunity. But how, and what about new properties versus existing ones?

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Topics: remote refrigeration, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, HACCP, school, Eco-Smart, Retrofitting, Chain Restaurants

How Eco-Smart Can Make Your Commercial Kitchen More Efficient

Posted by RDT on Jun 19, 2017 12:01:58 PM

 

Commercial foodservice equipment needs to do more than just keep food items cool, it needs to be efficient and up to today’s technological standards. These days, you can pretty much control your entire life in the palm of your hand. The Eco-Smart controller by RDT allows you to monitor and control your commercial kitchen refrigeration systems from the convenience of your tablet, smart phone, or computer, too.

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Topics: food safety, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Eco-Smart

Why Frost In Your Walk-In Freezer Is Bad

Posted by RDT on Jun 12, 2017 5:09:34 PM

 

One way of thinking is to see the frost in your commercial walk-in freezer as a good thing. It's cold. It's icy. Therefore, it must be holding ingredients at the right temperature. In reality, though, frost in your walk-in freezer is bad.

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Topics: food safety, freezer, freezer burn, food waste, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, Ingredients

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