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Four Preventative Maintenance Ideas for Commercial Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Mar 25, 2019 11:27:57 AM

 

Imagine your operation going into shutdown mode during the dead heat of summer. Perhaps it's the Fourth of July holiday when your restaurant sees a massive surge in business and your kitchen staff is in the weeds. Then, your refrigeration goes down.

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, redundancy, service technician, maintenance

What is Heat Reclaim and How Can It Save You Money

Posted by RDT on Mar 5, 2019 2:37:13 PM

When it comes to finding energy savings in a foodservice operation, a number of opportunities present themselves. From lighting and ventilation to HVAC and food preparation, restaurant utility costs can be a source of frustration for operators, while at the same time, a source of savings.

A refrigeration system that uses heat reclaim is one way for operators to cut costs using the heat they already have.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, heat reclaim

How Copper Piping Can Impact Your Commercial Refrigeration System

Posted by RDT on Feb 27, 2019 3:17:14 PM

Copper is a plumber’s best friend and an invaluable material in piping systems for commercial refrigeration.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, piping

Green Restaurant Trends to Look for in 2019

Posted by RDT on Feb 21, 2019 11:27:14 PM

 

The Green Restaurant Association is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to creating green, sustainable practices in the restaurant industry. In addition to detailing ways operators can green their restaurants, the Green Restaurant Association also provides a breadth of knowledge on sustainable foodservice practices.

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Topics: refrigeration, sustainability, food waste, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency

The Importance of Efficient Refrigeration in Stadiums and Arenas

Posted by RDT on Feb 1, 2019 4:04:19 PM

Grabbing something to eat at sports arenas and stadiums used to be a quick and, hopefully, not too messy affair. Fine dining was not part of the experience of watching a live baseball or hockey game. Times have changed, though. Sporting venues are becoming part of larger entertainment districts that offer attractions every day of the week.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, stadiums

Ways Restaurants Can Save Energy in Winter

Posted by RDT on Jan 11, 2019 4:15:28 PM

 

In terms of commercial refrigeration in restaurants, hotels, and other foodservice operations, we often think of the summer months as being the prime time for energy savings. It makes sense because it requires more effort (a.k.a. energy) to keep things cold in the dead of summer, but that doesn't mean summer is the only opportunity for reducing energy consumption.

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Topics: freezer, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, HVAC, Lighting

Five Food Waste Initiatives That Can Increase Profit Potential

Posted by RDT on Dec 17, 2018 1:03:58 PM

When it comes to food waste, there are many reasons why foodservice operations across North America look to reduce it. In fact, over the last few years, it's been one of the hottest initiatives in the industry.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration

Why RDT Hosts Foodservice Consultant Seminars (and What You May Have Missed This Year)

Posted by RDT on Sep 26, 2018 9:37:09 AM

This September, RDT held another successful FCSI Education Provider Program for foodservice consultants at our factory here in Waxahachie, Texas. The seminar, which brings in consultants from all over the country, is an opportunity for them to interact directly with our team and their peers over the course of two days.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, refrigeration rack system, consultants

A Look Inside NYC's Legacy Records for a Peek at Their Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Aug 17, 2018 11:47:47 AM

Legacy Records is one of the latest endeavors from one of New York City's hottest restaurant groups. Delicious Hospitality is the team behind Charlie Bird and Pasqaule Jones, and now they're opening up their latest shop near the Javits Center.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, Eco-Cool, redundancy, Fine Dining

The Relationship Between Refrigeration Redundancy and Service

Posted by RDT on Aug 7, 2018 10:26:28 PM

Service calls can be scary for a variety of reasons. They can be expensive. They can disrupt your operation. They can be late. Even worse, they may not even be open depending on the time of your refrigeration outage.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, Eco-Cool, redundancy, service technician