Tweet Improving your restaurant’s energy efficiency and sustainability practices has two rewards: reduced costs and great PR opportunities. Studies have shown that consumers are increasingly aware of “green” issues and that they care about them, even in a down economy. That means you can connect with your customers and build brand loyalty while streamlining your [...]
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Tweet Here are some more tips on how to make sure your restaurant equipment is performing at maximum efficiency. Perform regular equipment maintenance. Simple parts on cooking and refrigeration equipment break down or degrade over time from constant use, reducing energy efficiency and equipment performance. Usually these parts are so easy to replace you can [...]
Tweet As the past few years have shown, produce can be a food safety liability for anyone in the food service industry. Easy spoilage also makes produce a very difficult item to manage on your inventory. On top of all that, produce takes a lot of time and labor to prep. Yet fruits and vegetables [...]
Tweet QSR magazine published an article recently about new take out packaging for restaurants made from recycled plastic water bottles. Dubbed The Bottle Box, the restaurants that have used it say it performs just as well or better than normal plastic take out packaging, and that it can be customized with your establishment’s name and [...]
Tweet Upgrading restaurant equipment to energy efficient models, maximizing water heater efficiency, and installing Energy Star rated ceiling fans and ventilation, just to name a few green strategies, all mean spending some money before you save some. For years the obstacle of spending money up front to save money down the road has been one [...]
Tweet When Tundra discovered that a waste management snafu had resulted in office recycling bins getting thrown in the trash early this year, we decided a complete waste management audit was needed, and fast. The lessons we’ve learned in the past three months have been both illuminating and hard won, and that’s why we’d like [...]
Tweet San Francisco restaurants are often on the cutting edge of sustainability and green practices. They’ve pioneered ways to turn food waste into fertilizer, reduce food miles by sourcing locally, and decrease waste through recycling and composting. More recently, the East Bay Municipal Utility District has started converting up to 200 tons of food waste [...]
Tweet Local food. It sounds great on paper, and it may even be the thing restaurant patrons claim they care about most. But the reality is that restaurants are businesses, and the restaurant business is one of the toughest gigs out there. Sounding good isn’t going to be enough to justify a rise in food [...]
Tweet Your restaurant uses a lot of water. Between the water you serve your guests, the ice machine, the dish machine, and the sink, any restaurant goes through a lot of water on a daily basis. I don’t have to tell you how much that water costs you. I’m sure you’re reminded every time you [...]
Tweet Now that we are entering the hottest time of the year, it’s a good time to examine the commercial refrigeration units in your restaurant and make sure they are operating as efficiently as possible. No matter what you do, you’re going to end up spending more money on refrigeration this time of year than [...]
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