Convenience stores have become a destination for millions of consumers seeking fast food and a one-stop shopping experience. This revenue stream has grown significantly in recent years and is only expected to grow more as electric vehicles require patrons to spend more time on site than those who are filling their cars with gasoline. Here's what c-store operators need to know about the changing landscape of foodservice within this important segment.
The technological revolution has changed nearly every aspect of society, including within the foodservice refrigeration industry. Innovations that help operators control costs, provide safety measures, and automate tasks assist businesses nationwide. And by having a partner like RDT, you know that the innovation will always be forward-thinking.
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.
Environmental control is critical for ensuring the quality of your commercial products. While controlling the environment means controlling the temperature, it means controlling the humidity level as well. There are a variety of commercial products that require controlled environments, which means it is critical to think about not only temperature control but also humidity control.
Upgrading commercial refrigeration technology can help restaurants save money even when that equipment comes with an investment. It only takes one failure for a restaurant or foodservice operation to lose a walk-in full of ingredients, or on the other side, a system could drain energy every day. Neither is ideal in the books.
As the holiday season approaches, more people are preparing to host friends and family for big meals. While holiday gatherings have been on hold for the past couple of years, consumers are ready to get back in action.
When aiming to launch a successful restaurant, the owner should be looking at a few key aspects: business strategy, food design, staff hiring, and restaurant equipment. Technology has become especially relevant in all aspects of today's foodservice industry, with restaurant owners upgrading their workplaces with the latest digital menus and self-ordering kiosks. But we've found three innovations restaurants should incorporate to help their business succeed.
People around the world enjoy ingredients from other parts of the world, but it doesn't just show up on the plate. The reality is foods are passed from one step of the import/export process to another, and in many cases, frozen refrigeration or freezing capabilities are needed. Whether it's imported cheeses, meats, or other global delicacies, shipping food that needs to be kept cold can be challenging, so let's explore the process of cold storage and shipping.
It might not seem immediately obvious, but commercial refrigeration systems are everywhere. We all know that grocery stores, convenience stores, schools, and restaurants require refrigeration systems to keep food safe for consumption. It is important in healthcare, not just as it relates to foodservice, but for things like blood and vaccine storage. The bottom line is commercial refrigeration matters in a wide range of applications, and it can impact the people who work in those organizations.
When it comes to making decisions, do you tend to go with your brain or your heart? In some cases, that may lead to dramatically different results. In refrigeration, the two work together to make the best decision for your refrigeration system.