Design Trends

Refrigeration Update Under The New Administration

Despite court cases fighting SNAP, refrigeration makers are likely to carry on with HFC phase-outs

Under The Radar: Plug Loads

Frontier Energy study will find ways to reduce the amount of energy countertop equipment uses without compromising kitchen productivity.

Energy Smart

Whether you want to save the planet or simply save a few bucks, becoming more energy efficient is a good place to start. Operators who’ve been there tell you how.

Maximizing Rack-Conveyor Efficiency

Recent study results from the FSTC point to ways to reduce energy and water costs.

Survival Guide: Water Filtration Systems

Contaminates in water can ruin customers’ drinks or gum up foodservice equipment. Both are costly. Maintain your water filtration system. You can start by regularly changing filters.

The Communicating Kitchen Movement

To work smarter, the back-of-house now needs to be smarter.

Conveyor To Cleanliness

From newer technologies—ventless!—to throughput and tank options, here are top questions to ask before specifying a rack-conveyor warewasher.

Arby’s Moves The Dial

Arby’s systemwide energy efficiency program, spanning six years and 1,000+ company-owned locations, has netted the Atlanta-based, fast-crafted sandwich brand annual energy savings in the millions of dollars. It’s also resulted in an edgy new prototype, a U.S. Department of Energy award—and a new lease on life.

Hot Water: Fast, Plentiful & Most Efficient

Fisher-Nickel’s CEC Water Grant funds groundbreaking research on hot water systems in a restaurant and a school.

A Chill Wind: Latest Refrigeration Regulations

This brief update on cold-side regulations coming down the pike make it clear operators will need expert input to navigate the changes.

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