12 Tips for Restaurant Food Waste Reduction

12 Tips for Restaurant Food Waste Reduction

At restaurants, reducing food waste is often a big challenge. However, it’s one that must be addressed especially as operators grapple with the high costs of food. According to the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, restaurants throw away about 85% of their unused food. This amount of food waste is, needless to say, an unnecessary cost for restaurants. With tight budgets, restaurants need to save money whenever and wherever possible. That’s why in this article, we share 12 tried-and-tested tips for restaurant food waste reduction. Tip #1: Only Buy…

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11 Tips to Control Grease in Your Commercial Kitchen

11 Tips to Control Grease in Your Commercial Kitchen

Grease traps are necessary for a commercial kitchen. Commercial kitchens can be found in mobile food facilities, nursing homes, hotels, churches, hospitals, restaurants, and so on. Grease traps help prevent fats, oils, and grease (FOG) from flowing out with wastewater into the sanitary sewer system. While these traps are required in nearly all commercial kitchens, there is much more to controlling FOG. By controlling fats, oils, and grease in your commercial kitchen, you will be able to minimize the possibility of: Enforcement action by local…

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Top 18 Restaurants in Charlotte, NC

Top 18 Restaurants in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte’s dining scene is vibrant, eager, growing, and worth visiting. The city has expanded to offer something for everyone, from high-end nouveau-style kitchens to ethnic eateries and casual grills. The following are the best restaurants in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can be sure of a stellar experience and taste of the city that you just can’t miss with these 18 places. 1.   Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth is a great place to enjoy dinner or to host a private event. It features a naturally rustic décor t…

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How to Prevent Used Cooking Oil Theft

How to Prevent Used Cooking Oil Theft

“Golden gunk” or “liquid gold” as it’s colloquially known is extremely valuable. It can be recycled and converted into so many useful things, including biodiesel. Biodiesel is one of the most efficient forms of renewable energy available today. Because of its value, it’s no wonder that grease pundits plundered used cooking oil and kitchen grease from eateries worth millions in 2016. Thieves sell the “liquid gold” either directly to biodiesel producers or to grease processing refineries. After it’s processed, the cooking oil is mostly used in t…

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4 Methods to Transfer Used Cooking Oil from Your Deep Fryer

4 Methods to Transfer Used Cooking Oil from Your Deep Fryer

Recycling used cooking oil is a simple yet effective and smart option. It’s also an opportunity to protect the environment and increase your bottom line. But which method should you use to empty your fryer of used grease so that it can be reused later? There are different options depending on the size of your restaurant. From outdoor storage containers to direct pump systems. The following are 4 of the most common options we see in the industry. 1.    Outdoor storage containers Outdoor cooking oil storage containers work more or less like cook…

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