When people think of gas stations and convenience stores, the typical thought process is that most of the money is made at the pump. In reality, that is far from the truth.
It's certainly been a wild ride, and we still have a few days to go. The year 2021 will go down as one that saw many challenges, as well as so many solutions. Here at RDT, that's the way we look at things, by focusing on the solutions.
Americans love their ice cream. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the average American eats more than 23 pounds per year. With the increasing availability of non dairy ice cream, the treat is now an option for even more people.
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?
Quality design and construction are crucial facets to the integrity of every piece of RDT equipment. A poor quality installation can quickly diminish that integrity, greatly reduce the longevity of the equipment’s lifespan, and create unnecessary headaches along the way. At RDT, we want to delight our customers, and have made a strong name for ourselves as industry leaders in refrigeration because we follow through with what we promise, and our products are innovative, and they work. It’s as simple as that.
On July 10, the new Department of Energy standards took effect for medium and low-temperature walk-in evaporator coils and low-temperature condensing unit systems.
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.
In a world where foodservice hours are limited and operations are adjusting to meet new regulations, finding a way to reduce spending while still serving can be difficult. We understand that changes in the industry are inevitable and making them a little less stressful is important.
One of the many ways to follow these new guidelines, operate safely, and maintain the quality of your foodservice products is through remote monitoring. This allows you to use technology to your benefit and ensure your product doesn't go bad. It also allows you to troubleshoot and service equipment without having to replace it as often. Through systems like the Eco-Smart Conroller, refrigeration control is made easy.
We all know that the climate is very different today, compared to how it was in January and February of 2020. In March, COVID-19 put a halt to how most American's (and most of the world, for that matter) lived their daily lives. Travel was grounded. Schools switched from in-person learning to an online platform literally overnight. At RDT, our FSCI seminars for the foreseeable future have been postponed, and many trade shows cancelled. Restaurants have had to adapt their business models, and, in turn, we have had to switch to a virtual learning mindset.
Energy costs are always a major concern in the restaurant industry. The ongoing, robust use of energy-intensive, commercial kitchen appliances is hard on the electric bill. In fact, restaurants consume three times more energy per square foot than other commercial enterprises according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Specialized equipment and extensive hours of operation, as well as high demand, cause excessive energy usage and sometimes even wasteful practices.