Restaurant Kitchen Cleaning Checklist


Do you often wonder how to properly clean your restaurant kitchen? If so, you might also be wondering about what you should do and when.

Admittedly, cleaning a commercial kitchen is never an easy task. It requires much effort and attention to detail. Although, keeping it clean as well as maintained is something that needs to be done.

A clean kitchen not only provides a safe and healthy workplace for your employees but it also gives your customers more reasons to come back. Continue reading “Restaurant Kitchen Cleaning Checklist”

Best Kitchen Practices to Prevent FOG (fats, oils, and grease) for Restaurants

Preventing FOG in restaurants

Grease traps are necessary for any commercial kitchen. Commercial kitchens can be found in restaurants, hospitals, churches, hotels, nursing homes, and so on.

Also known as grease interceptors, grease traps are engineered to stop fats, oils or grease (FOG) from entering the sewer lines. If left unchecked, FOG deposits can lead to clogging and fouling of downstream sewers and wastewater management equipment. Continue reading “Best Kitchen Practices to Prevent FOG (fats, oils, and grease) for Restaurants”

Your Guide to Restaurant Equipment Maintenance


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”

Preparing Grease Traps for Restaurant Peak Seasons


On specific days, like Christmas or Valentines Day, restaurants can see an unusual amount of traffic. Not to mention, people love going out to eat during the summer time.

As a restaurant owner, you must be adequately prepared for these busy times. Preparations for peak seasons include prepping the kitchen, staff and restaurant appliances so it is all ready for the numerous customers. Continue reading “Preparing Grease Traps for Restaurant Peak Seasons”

7 Things to Consider When Buying a Grease Trap


If you run a commercial food establishment, you certainly know that a grease trap is necessary.

A grease trap helps to reduce fats, oils, and grease (FOGs) from entering drains and the sewerage system. In addition, it helps protect a building’s interior and exterior plumbing devices.

That said, not all grease traps are created equal. That’s why it can be confusing when you’re first looking into buying a grease trap. This is because there are various things you must consider first. Continue reading “7 Things to Consider When Buying a Grease Trap”

GreaseCycle Named one of the 5000 Fastest Growing Small Businesses in America

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Local Company GreaseCycle Named One of Fastest Growing Small Businesses in America

NEW YORK, August 15, 2018Inc. 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.

About GreaseCycle

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.


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