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Tis the Season to Reduce Food Waste

Posted by RDT on Dec 15, 2023 3:30:04 PM

The holiday season means seeing an increase in customers at restaurants, bars, hotels, and hospitality venues. However, this heightened culinary indulgence can also lead to a surge in food waste. During this time, it is crucial to adopt strategies and technologies that minimize food waste in the hospitality industry. From optimizing commercial refrigeration systems to embracing energy-efficient solutions, here's how to ensure a more sustainable and responsible approach to holiday foodservice.

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Topics: food waste, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency

What to Consider When Selecting Convenience Store Refrigeration Equipment

Posted by RDT on Jan 27, 2022 12:48:30 PM

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.

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Topics: energy efficiency, redundancy, convenience stores, Polarcraft

RDT Wrapped - A look At Our Top Commercial Refrigeration Blogs of 2021

Posted by RDT on Dec 27, 2021 6:45:00 AM

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.

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Topics: freezer, freezer burn, food waste, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, food storage, trends

The Keys to Storing Ice Cream

Posted by RDT on Aug 18, 2021 10:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, energy efficiency, maintenance

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

Why A Commissioned Project May Be Best For You

Posted by RDT on Sep 29, 2020 9:52:22 AM


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.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Regulations

An Update on the DOE's Refrigeration Regulations

Posted by RDT on Sep 15, 2020 1:12:29 PM


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.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Regulations

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

The Benefits of Remote Monitoring with Eco-Smart

Posted by RDT on Jun 8, 2020 4:40:37 PM


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. 

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Topics: refrigeration, energy efficiency

Join RDT As We Jump In To Virtual Learning

Posted by RDT on May 7, 2020 2:16:20 PM


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. 

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Topics: refrigeration, energy efficiency

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