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Green Restaurant Trends to Look for in 2019

Posted by RDT on Feb 21, 2019 11:27:14 PM

 

The Green Restaurant Association is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to creating green, sustainable practices in the restaurant industry. In addition to detailing ways operators can green their restaurants, the Green Restaurant Association also provides a breadth of knowledge on sustainable foodservice practices.

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Topics: refrigeration, sustainability, food waste, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency

The Benefits of Upgrading Your Refrigeration Systems

Posted by RDT on Feb 5, 2019 12:52:34 PM

 

When it's time to upgrade your commercial refrigeration, there's an enormous opportunity to save money no matter what type of foodservice operation you run. 

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Topics: healthcare, energy efficiency, hospitals, Eco-Cool, Digital Scroll Compressor, redundancy

Ways Restaurants Can Save Energy in Winter

Posted by RDT on Jan 11, 2019 4:15:28 PM

 

In terms of commercial refrigeration in restaurants, hotels, and other foodservice operations, we often think of the summer months as being the prime time for energy savings. It makes sense because it requires more effort (a.k.a. energy) to keep things cold in the dead of summer, but that doesn't mean summer is the only opportunity for reducing energy consumption.

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Topics: freezer, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, HVAC, Lighting

The Five Types of Refrigeration Redundancy

Posted by RDT on Dec 30, 2018 1:45:00 PM

In foodservice, peace of mind is rare. Each day brings a unique challenge. For foodservice operators relying on a wide range of equipment, there’s always a thought in the back of their minds that today is the day something stops working. When a refrigeration system goes down, it can send ripples throughout the operation. That’s not the case when redundancy is built into a refrigeration system.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, energy efficiency, school, Eco-Cool, redundancy

The Top Five Trends in C-Stores

Posted by RDT on Oct 2, 2018 3:51:31 PM

One thing's for sure. Now more than ever before, c-store trends are driven by one factor more than all the others. We like to say the customer is always right, but when it comes to convenience stores, it is.

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Topics: energy efficiency, c-stores

The Top Three School Foodservice Refrigeration Challenges

Posted by RDT on Sep 14, 2018 5:26:05 PM

 

How can we get more students to eat healthier lunches at a lower cost?

In a nutshell, that's the main challenge every school nutrition director faces every fall when school resumes. When you dissect this question, though, it breaks down into three main points: student participation, higher nutritional value and cost. They are all interconnected.

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Topics: food safety, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, HACCP, school, Regulations, redundancy, food storage

Tips for Lowering Energy Costs in Restaurants and Foodservice Operations

Posted by RDT on Sep 10, 2018 2:40:49 PM

 

Restaurants and foodservice operations are one of the biggest consumers of energy. This has a direct impact on profitability, particularly when volatile energy costs are on the rise.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, Eco-Smart, redundancy

A Close Look at Energy Usage in Restaurants

Posted by RDT on Aug 28, 2018 6:11:14 PM

 

When you do the right things, there are often many levels of benefits. Take energy efficiency, for example. Being energy efficient will help conserve natural resources. It will also provide a positive talking point with customers. Most importantly, it will help improve profitability and boost your bottom line.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, Eco-Cool, Eco-Smart, Digital Scroll Compressor, redundancy

The Impacts of Icing in Your Commercial Freezer (and How to Stop It)

Posted by RDT on Aug 21, 2018 3:22:26 PM

 

The buildup of ice in your commercial freezer might look cool, but it's not. There are a whole host of reasons, but simply put, frost and icing are bad because they cost money.

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Topics: food safety, freezer, freezer burn, food waste, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, Ingredients

What Is the Real Impact of Lower Utility Costs?

Posted by RDT on Jul 17, 2018 5:06:01 PM

 

It's a fact. Reducing utility costs will ultimately add to the bottom line of your foodservice operation. According to some industry leaders, gross profits increased last year, but at the same time, expenses -- including energy expenses -- increased almost five percent more than the level of gross profits.

As a result, saving on expenses is a great way to add to an operation's bottom line. Let's take a look at a few numbers.

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