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3 Innovations That Every Restaurant Should Adopt

Posted by RDT on Jun 9, 2022 4:56:28 PM

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.

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Topics: Eco-Smart

How Cold Storage Works for International Food Items

Posted by RDT on Mar 23, 2022 9:56:50 AM

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.

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Topics: Eco-Smart, Ingredients

Advancements in Commercial Refrigeration System Technologies Can Offset Labor Costs for Restaurants

Posted by RDT on Feb 28, 2022 2:02:40 PM

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.


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Topics: Eco-Smart, labor

Electronic Expansion Valves: Why They Matter in Refrigeration Systems

Posted by RDT on Dec 13, 2021 7:00:00 AM


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.

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Topics: Eco-Smart, eev

Why Ice Builds Up in Commercial Freezers (and how you can prevent it)

Posted by RDT on Sep 21, 2021 1:45:23 PM


Having ice build-up in commercial freezers not only looks unattractive, but it can also damage your refrigeration unit. Here are several reasons why ice builds up in commercial freezers and how to help prevent it from happening.

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Topics: freezer, Eco-Smart, Retrofitting

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

Do You Have Access to Your Refrigeration Diagnostics?

Posted by RDT on Dec 7, 2020 12:00:00 AM

 

One thing that's clear over the course of 2020 is that technology is playing an even greater role in the foodservice industry. From the ability to provide digital ordering and touchless pickup for customers to an operator's ability to receive digital payment and to monitor processes and equipment, the technology trend is growing.

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Topics: remote refrigeration, Eco-Smart, remote monitoring

Is Your Evaporator Coil Plug and Play?

Posted by RDT on Aug 21, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Is your evaporator coil plug and play? Does it require the refrigeration installer to add components on site? Does it involve the electrician running interconnective power and control wiring from the evaporator to the condensing unit? Why does it really matter? This is a subject we've heard people talking a lot about, so we wanted to dig into the details.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Eco-Smart

Why Refrigeration Control Systems Are Like the Human Heart

Posted by RDT on Jan 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM

 

The human heart is a magnificent piece of machinery. Believe it or not, it also makes for a great analogy when talking about certain aspects of commercial refrigeration systems. Fittingly, it's all about the valves.

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Topics: freezer, Eco-Smart

4 Energy Saving Tips for Restaurants This Summer

Posted by RDT on Aug 5, 2019 2:30:07 PM

Rising temperatures may not be the only thing to worry about in the dead of summer. While the warm air outside may be welcome, it may result in increased energy bills that can really make you sweat. Those rising energy bills can lead directly to a reduction in profits.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Eco-Cool, Energy Study, Eco-Smart

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