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Walk-Ins Aren't Just for Restaurants Anymore

Posted by RDT on May 9, 2022 2:37:47 PM

Having a great walk-in cooler or freezer is important in every restaurant and bar. But walk-ins aren't only for the foodservice industry. In fact, having customized walk-in coolers and freezer for a variety of businesses is a trend that has been going upward. Here are some places where having walk-ins helps improve business and sales. 

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins

Five Food Waste Initiatives That Can Increase Profit Potential

Posted by RDT on Oct 28, 2021 10:00:00 AM

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

How Acidity Affects Your Refrigeration System

Posted by RDT on Sep 24, 2021 12:00:00 AM


When's the last time you checked the pH level of your pool? Easy question if you own one. Now when's the last time you checked the pH levels of your refrigerated items? Now that one could leave a few folks scratching their heads.

We've previously written about all the specialized refrigeration rooms and projects that we've helped operators come to life. We've also spoken about how some professions require a specific humidity inside their refrigeration system in order to keep their specific product viable. And while certain materials require specific refrigeration needs to maintain quality or freshness, did you know storing items can corrode your refrigeration system due to low pH?

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, storage

What Is The Ideal Temperature For Commercial Refrigerators?

Posted by RDT on Aug 18, 2021 2:05:23 PM


Are your commercial refrigerators holding food at the right temperature? If not, they could be putting your food in the 'Danger Zone' of potential foodborne pathogens! A commercial freezer that doesn't maintain the proper temperature can result in substandard quality and substantial food waste. Commercial refrigerators are no different and learning the ideal temperature for your commercial refrigerator is important for all foodservice operators to know.

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, storage

How Customized Refrigeration Solutions from RDT Preserved Film Reels

Posted by RDT on Aug 4, 2021 12:31:52 PM


"But, it's a dry heat."

As summer temperatures creep upwards for most of the United States, we've surely all heard that saying. And it can ring true because humidity plays a huge role in how temperature is felt. A 90-degree day in the desert feels much different than one in the humid south. Humidity levels are crucial within the commercial refrigeration industry. In fact, some professions rely on humidity as the sole method of inventory storage

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, commercial freezer, storage

Versatility With Switching From Walk-in Cooler To Freezer

Posted by RDT on Jul 23, 2021 12:00:00 AM


Being flexible in business can help you pivot and adjust to sudden changes. This includes your commercial refrigeration. Having the ability to go from refrigerator to freezer space not only helps your business become more flexible, but also adjust to supply changes. 

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, commercial freezer

The Importance Of Having A Backup Compressor

Posted by RDT on Jun 17, 2021 12:00:00 AM


Having automation in commercial refrigeration is important, especially in the foodservice business. When backup compressors are used, it helps free up employees to do other things that will help your business make money. More importantly, if your primary unit does go down, there won't be an interruption of service, or worse, lost product. Here are a few examples of how a backup compressor can help your business.

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, Digital Scroll Compressor

A Quick Look at Retrofitting a Commercial Refrigeration System

Posted by RDT on Apr 13, 2021 11:14:06 AM

 

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

3 Ways To Spot Freezer Burn In Commercial Kitchens

Posted by RDT on Feb 22, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Freezer burn can be one of the biggest contributors to food waste in commercial kitchens and dissatisfied customers. From poor flavors to decreased profits, there are many harmful effects of freezer burn that can negatively impact restaurants and other types of foodservice operations.

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Topics: freezer, freezer burn, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration

How Eco-Cool Impacts a Fine-Dining Steakhouse in Detroit

Posted by RDT on Feb 1, 2021 1:30:00 PM

Prime + Proper has been mentioned as one of the finest steakhouses in America. When it opens over the next several weeks, there will be many diners anxious to check out the new facility in downtown Detroit’s Capitol Park neighborhood.

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

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