Well-functioning equipment is important in order for a restaurant to be successful. Your equipment determines and guides the operations of the entire business. Lack of maintenance can lead to equipment malfunction in the long run. This, in turn, reduces your profit margins, decreases equipment performance and increases wastage. You can also incur huge losses, especially if the equipment breaks down during peak hours or right before you open. Continue reading “Your Guide to Restaurant Equipment Maintenance”
Local Company GreaseCycleNamed One of Fastest Growing Small Businesses in America
NEW YORK, August 15, 2018 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Greasecycle is No. 3052 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
According to Founder and President Dylan Gehrken, 32, “When I graduated from UVA in 2008, I looked around at a lot of really smart people going into Medicine, Law, and Finance. I thought it would be great to do something that all these smart people weren’t doing. As a result, I resolved to start a company in a space that is very dirty and almost embarrassing. So I set out to find the dirtiest smelliest job out there, and discovered the amazing world of used cooking oil and restaurant grease trap pumping and recycling. It is a dirty, unglamorous job. But we create a lot of value for our restaurant-partners, we source waste material into compost and biofuel, and we protect local streams and waterways. On top of this, it is a lot of fun!”
Greasecycle is a Raleigh based company specializing in used cooking oil recycling and the pumping of grease traps. Founded in 2010, Greasecycle provides a clean, safe, and sustainable method of disposing used cooking oil and grease trap waste. Passionately green, Greasecycle has waste cooking oil is converted into biofuel and has the grease trap waste processed into compost. Greasecycle is committed to a cleaner future by helping restaurants reduce their carbon footprint and keeping these materials out of our drains and sewers.
GreaseCycle was founded in 2010 and collects used cooking oil as well pumping out and cleaning commercial grease traps. GreaseCycle refines the used cooking oil they collect and source it as a feed stock into the biodiesel industry. They also render the brown grease they obtain when cleaning grease traps and sell it as bunker fuel for ships.
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.
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.
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.
“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. Continue reading “How to Prevent Used Cooking Oil Theft”