Tweet Last April we put in place our own waste management system, which evolved after studying our not so healthy trash habits around the office. The result of this had us cutting down on our trash and ramping up our recycling and composting efforts. First, we installed composting bins to capture paper towels in the [...]
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Tweet Composting is often overlooked in restaurants; in fact, when it comes to talking about food waste, the majority of restaurant owners and operators say that the first thing on their list of priorities is honoring the chef’s culinary skills and making sure the freshest ingredients are being served. Food waste came in last on [...]
Tweet By Jay Fiske, VP of Business Development & Jason Roeder, Director of Energy Products & Services, Powerhouse Dynamics Last week, we continued our discussion on the critical questions that need to be addressed in order for a business to extract the maximum value from their investment in an energy management system: • Who should [...]
Tweet By Jay Fiske, VP of Business Development & Jason Roeder, Director of Energy Products & Services, Powerhouse Dynamics In last week’s post, we introduced some of the benefits for deploying an energy management system across a restaurant’s operations. We also described three critical questions that need to be addressed in order for a business [...]
Tweet The National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) Conserve Initiative is designed to give restaurateurs the tools they need to start implementing sustainable, environmentally conscious practices in the food service industry. As quoted from the Conserve Initiative’s website: “The National Restaurant Association’s Conserve initiative is designed to initiate and inspire actions that improve a company’s bottom line, [...]
Tweet The exhaust system in your kitchen is one of those essential pieces of equipment that you must have in order to operate. And if your hood is like the ones in most restaurants, it has two settings: “on” and “off.” When your line is operating at full tilt during the dinner rush, the “on” [...]
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 [...]
Tweet The rubber door gasket on the inside edge of the doors of all your refrigeration equipment is very important. It prevents cold air from escaping, which means the unit will stay colder longer and use less energy. Old refrigeration door gaskets wear out and lose their seal. Even worse, older gaskets can pose a food safety risk [...]
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 [...]
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