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Walk-Ins Aren't Just for Restaurants Anymore

Posted by RDT on May 9, 2022 2:37:47 PM

Having a great walk-in cooler or freezer is important in every restaurant and bar. But walk-ins aren't only for the foodservice industry. In fact, having customized walk-in coolers and freezer for a variety of businesses is a trend that has been going upward. Here are some places where having walk-ins helps improve business and sales. 

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins

Important Considerations for a Walk-In Keg Cooler

Posted by RDT on Apr 11, 2022 2:23:34 PM

Whether a classic keg of suds or something more progressive like kegs of cold brew coffee or kombucha, kegged beverages can turn bad or create safety risks if not stored properly. Even though some operations will try to store kegs in a food cooler, it's ideal to create a separate walk-in for storing kegs.

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Topics: refrigeration, Walk-Ins, redundancy, trends, storage, kegs

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

Versatility With Switching From Walk-in Cooler To Freezer

Posted by RDT on Jul 23, 2021 12:00:00 AM


Being flexible in business can help you pivot and adjust to sudden changes. This includes your commercial refrigeration. Having the ability to go from refrigerator to freezer space not only helps your business become more flexible, but also adjust to supply changes. 

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, commercial freezer

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

How Eco-Cool Impacts a Fine-Dining Steakhouse in Detroit

Posted by RDT on Feb 1, 2021 1:30:00 PM

Prime + Proper has been mentioned as one of the finest steakhouses in America. When it opens over the next several weeks, there will be many diners anxious to check out the new facility in downtown Detroit’s Capitol Park neighborhood.

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Topics: remote refrigeration, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, USDA, Walk-Ins, Eco-Cool, redundancy, Fine Dining

What is the Ideal Temperature for Commercial Freezers?

Posted by RDT on Sep 25, 2019 2:20:00 PM

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

Turn Your Walk-In Into a Blast Chiller or Shock Freezer

Posted by RDT on May 13, 2019 5:15:00 PM

To cook great food, chefs use two elements: heat and time. To get the best results, quite often heat is used in moderate quantity and at a slow pace. In the oven and on the stove, slowness can be a virtue. This isn't always the case, though.

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Topics: Danger Zone, Walk-Ins, Blast Chillers, Shock Freezers

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 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

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