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.
Consumers are seeking convenience, and the proof is in the numbers. According to the 2018 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count, there were over 400 new convenience stores added in the United States in 2017. A big reason for that growth, and the increased traffic in existing c-stores around the country, is foodservice.
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?
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.
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.