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A 2018 Update on Food Waste

Posted by RDT on Jan 17, 2018 8:30:00 AM

We waste a lot of food. In fact, close to a third of the world's food production is wasted each year, accounting for roughly 1.3 billion tons and nearly $990 billion dollars. In the United States alone, Americans waste $160 billion of that total, which is nearly 30 to 40 percent of the entire U.S. food supply.

But are we making progress? What is being done to prevent food waste? Where are we at in 2018?

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Topics: refrigeration, sustainability, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, redundancy, Environment

Why Corporate Foodservice is an Essential Perk for Employees

Posted by RDT on Nov 29, 2017 2:25:05 PM

The office lunch break used to consist of two main options – leaving the office to grab some fast food across the street, or brown bag it with a packed lunch from home. Neither choice was usually satisfying, or all that healthy. However, in today’s workplace, corporate dining is just as important of a job benefit as vacation days or a free phone. In fact, many companies both large and small are making corporate foodservice a necessary component for every employee’s work day.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, FCSI, corporate cafeteria, corporate foodservice, B&I Dining

Half Moon Resort: An FCSI Project Showcase Featuring RDT

Posted by RDT on Nov 16, 2017 4:11:22 PM

Sometimes remodels can completely change the landscape and profitability of a property. And for one of the most well-respected resorts in Jamaica, a multi-million dollar renovation was required to help the operation realize the full potential of its unique, Caribbean location.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, consultants, FCSI

Three Tips to Spend Less on Commercial Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Nov 1, 2017 4:22:24 PM

 

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

What Foodservice Consultants Can Take Away from a Trip to the RDT Factory

Posted by RDT on Oct 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Learning is a never-ending process. That’s the case for any industry, but especially in foodservice. Advancements in technology occur quicker than ever before. Therefore, it’s crucial for operators, dealers, and foodservice consultants to fully understand the capabilities of the equipment they work with on a regular basis.

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Topics: refrigeration, sustainability, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, footprint, consultants

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

Posted by RDT on Oct 2, 2017 5:34:11 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

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

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

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

4 Ways to Save Energy This Summer

Posted by RDT on Jun 5, 2017 11:45:15 AM

 

The hot summer months bring rising waves, rising temperatures, and rising energy bills. Keeping your restaurant, school, hospital, or cafeteria costs down is imperative throughout the year. However, without an energy-efficient game plan for the summer, the sun won’t be the only thing making you sweat these next few months.

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