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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

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

Freezer burn can be one of the biggest contributors to food waste 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

Using Food Waste To Develop Creative New Dishes

Posted by RDT on Jan 15, 2021 11:36:00 AM

Many define food waste as throwing out food that is inedible or spoiled. But the term food waste also includes edible food that is leftover from food prep or cooking. With 30-40% of food in the U.S. thrown out every year, chefs are developing new ways to use food waste that is still safe to consume. There are many ways to transform leftover food into creative dishes and new menu ideas, helping with commercial kitchens' budgets. 

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration

The Beginner's Guide to Digital Scroll Compressors

Posted by RDT on Jul 21, 2020 11:45:00 AM

 

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

The Cold Hard Facts About Food Waste

Posted by RDT on Jun 23, 2020 3:48:52 PM

$160 billion. That’s a lot of money. It’s also how much Americans waste in food every year. That’s roughly 30-40% of the food supply in the United States. You might want to think twice about what you throw out when cleaning the refrigerator.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration

Meet Our Administrative Assistant, Dee Dee Jackson

Posted by RDT on Jun 19, 2020 10:11:16 AM

 

We're back today sharing with you another small glimpse into our RDT staff family. Our Administrative Assistant Latricia, known as Dee Dee around these parts, has grown to be a staple in our operation. She began with RDT back in July of 2017 as a Wiring Technician in the shop. Her initiative was recognized, and she was promoted to work in the front office as our administrative assistant.

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, RDT team

Meet One Of Our Project Managers, David Schubarth

Posted by RDT on Apr 30, 2020 3:20:16 PM


RDT is a family owned and operated business. When we hire our staff, we bring them in to our work-family, and we take that position very seriously. In an effort to keep that family on the forefront of our operations, we are proud to feature some key staff members on our blog. We want this to serve as an introduction to them, and also as a humble brag about all the amazing work and effort they bring to our staff team. 

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, RDT team

Meet Our New VP of Engineering, Chris Boryca

Posted by RDT on Mar 10, 2020 1:49:57 PM


RDT is proud to announce the hiring of our new vice president of engineering, Chris Boryca. Chris comes to us with an extensive foodservice background and personality of great integrity. We'd like to share some of his story with you here.

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, RDT team

Three Reasons Why We Waste Food

Posted by RDT on Nov 12, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Think of how many times you’ve grabbed an apple only to find a section of it bruised. What happened to that apple? Did you disregard the imperfection and use it anyways, or did you throw the entire piece of fruit away? Most people would have done the latter. It’s all too common in this day and age, and as we’ve discussed before, food waste statistics are jarring. So how can we take these food waste studies and do something about it?

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

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