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.
It's a fact. Reducing utility costs will ultimately add to the bottom line of your foodservice operation. According to some industry leaders, gross profits increased last year, but at the same time, expenses -- including energy expenses -- increased almost five percent more than the level of gross profits.
As a result, saving on expenses is a great way to add to an operation's bottom line. Let's take a look at a few numbers.
Food waste is a major issue in restaurants and other commercial foodservice operations across the country. In fact, according to the non-profit ReFED, which specializes in food waste reduction, the United States wastes about 63 million tons of food each and every year.
Through organizations like the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA) and other dedicated entities, general contractors and refrigeration installation companies will often come together to figure out ways to maximize the impact and profitability of their businesses. They take pride in what they do, and we should know, because that's the way we started here at RDT.
Automation is here to make our lives easier, and this is especially true when it comes to commercial refrigeration in the foodservice industry. Time spent maintaining equipment or performing service tasks is time spent away from the customer, and ultimately, the potential for profit.
Have you ever been on the roof of a convenience store? We have, and if you don't keep things in proper condition and working order, it can cost your c-store thousands of dollars annually.
RDT is an independent, family-owned company that is committed to quality and customer service. Our designs are highly engineered to meet the challenges of today's foodservice industry, as we strive to always get better at saving energy, increasing efficiency, and ultimately providing more refrigeration capabilities for lower utility costs.
Refrigeration racks aren't just for large jobs and spaces. In fact, at RDT, we build racks for any size project with the same dependable quality.
Everyone has a story, even companies. When we look back, we discover the reasons we do the things we do. We think about the people who helped us along the way, and we realize everything leading up to this point had an impact on us actually getting here. This applies to our success as individuals and as a company.
Here at RDT, it's no different.