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 [...]
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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 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 [...]
Tweet When Michael Oshman started the Green Restaurant Association (GRA) in 1990, hardly anybody in the food service industry thought much about sustainability. “The green business movement wasn’t something that really existed,” he says. “We were one of the first organizations that wanted to help businesses. We asked: ‘What if we went to businesses and [...]
Tweet Unlike the tips previously offered in this series, recycling probably won’t save your restaurant or commercial kitchen money. And recycling will probably add work to your schedule and headaches to your day. So why recycle? Well, there are a few very compelling reasons, and not all of them altruistic, for introducing a recycling program: [...]
Tweet Every year, your restaurant’s green cred on the street gets more important. According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), it’s one of the hottest trends of 2010. Companies across the board, in and out of the food service industry, have scrambled in recent years to label their brands as green, with varying degrees of [...]
Tweet Restaurants and commercial kitchens use A LOT of hot water. In fact, it’s probably one of your larger energy expenses in a given month. Here are some simple steps that can go a long way towards helping cut costs: Set water temperature to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Your dishwashing unit should have a built in [...]
Tweet “Going Green” is a hot buzzword these days, and everyone, including the food service industry, is jumping on board the environmentally friendly bandwagon. The great thing about going green in your restaurant is that you can cut costs and save yourself considerable money while improving customer loyalty and visibility at the same time. In [...]
Tweet Being completely trash-free is a daunting task. Even a company in the business of “green” with highly educated Eco Patriots is challenged by this. Last week, Eco-Products reviewed our waste diversion results from 2009. We strive to divert 100% of our waste from landfills – everything is either composted or recycled. Last year, we [...]
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