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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 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

How Menu Design and Planning Can Reduce Food Waste

Posted by RDT on Dec 20, 2018 5:24:53 PM

 

When it comes to food waste, there are three main areas of focus according to the ReFED Restaurant Food Waste Action Guide. Those three areas are food waste prevention, food waste recovery, and recycling. 

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste

Five Food Waste Initiatives That Can Increase Profit Potential

Posted by RDT on Dec 17, 2018 1:03:58 PM

When it comes to food waste, there are many reasons why foodservice operations across North America look to reduce it. In fact, over the last few years, it's been one of the hottest initiatives in the industry.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration

The Top Three 2019 Food Trends Impacted by Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Nov 19, 2018 11:48:34 AM

The lists are starting to emerge. As we end 2018 and head toward 2019, everyone seems to have an opinion about what will be hot in food and beverage in the coming year, but here at RDT, we want to focus on what will be cold, so to speak. 

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Topics: food waste, trends

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

A Close Look at Why Restaurants Should Reduce Food Waste

Posted by RDT on Jul 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Food waste is a major issue in restaurants and other commercial foodservice operations across the country. In fact, according to the non-profit ReFED, which specializes in food waste reduction, the United States wastes about 63 million tons of food each and every year.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, Eco-Smart, redundancy

A 2018 Update on Food Waste

Posted by RDT on Jan 17, 2018 8:30:00 AM

We waste a lot of food. In fact, close to a third of the world's food production is wasted each year, accounting for roughly 1.3 billion tons and nearly $990 billion dollars. In the United States alone, Americans waste $160 billion of that total, which is nearly 30 to 40 percent of the entire U.S. food supply.

But are we making progress? What is being done to prevent food waste? Where are we at in 2018?

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Topics: refrigeration, sustainability, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, redundancy, Environment

Why Remote Refrigeration Monitoring Makes Life Easier for Operators

Posted by RDT on Jan 12, 2018 10:22:21 AM

In all walks of life, we’re always looking for that “easy button” – that one solution that solves our most pressing challenges without causing us worry, stress, or financial burden. While the real “easy button” is just for show, remote refrigeration monitoring is one solution that’s making life easier for foodservice operators.

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Topics: food safety, freezer, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, commercial freezer, remote monitoring, temperature monitoring

What is the Ideal Temperature for Commercial Freezers?

Posted by RDT on Dec 14, 2017 7:56:42 AM

Just a few degrees can separate food waste from profitable food. Store food in temperatures that are too warm and it will spoil. Store food in frozen conditions for too long and you run the risk of freezer burn. However, all that costly food waste can be eliminated through proper storing conditions in a commercial freezer. Which begs the question, are you saving money by maintaining the quality of the food in your walk-in freezer?

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Topics: food safety, freezer, freezer burn, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, commercial freezer

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