Average Restaurant Profit Margin

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Are you a restaurant owner wondering about profit margins? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

In the past, profit margins in the restaurant industry would vary from 0 to 15% on average. But at present, profit margins have fluctuated between 3% to 7%. Everything is dependent on the performance of the restaurant though.

Every restaurant owner has their own profit goal, but everyone appreciates an increase in the profit margin. Although it is clear that profit margins have reduced compared to the past, there are still ways you can raise yours to your target figure.

In this article, we are giving you a complete guide to restaurant profit margins! So, just keep on reading!

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Why You Should Let Professionals Clean Your Grease Traps

Does your grease trap need cleaning?

Commercial kitchens require a working grease trap. Dumping oil and grease down the drain is one of the most unsustainable restaurant kitchen practices. You need a grease trap to counter blocked sewer issues and potential environmental harm.

However, once you have a grease trap properly installed in your kitchen, regular cleaning is essential. This will ensure it can deliver all of its benefits.

In this article, we are listing the main reasons you should contact professionals when your grease trap requires cleaning. You’ll also learn about other important points related to cleaning and maintenance.

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When To Call a Grease Trap Pumping Company

When faced with drainage issues, especially kitchen & bathroom back-ups, restaurant owners’ immediate reaction is panic but before you jump to action, you need to know where to start with your specific issue. Calling the wrong company is a waste of time & money, which only adds to an already stressful situation. We want our customers to avoid the run-around so they can get back to business as soon as possible, which is why we created the diagram below.

Drain Jetting

When to call a Grease Trap Pumping Company: If all the drains in the kitchen are backing up (1,2, and 3), call a grease trap pumping company. Additionally, if the grease trap outside has water rising up out of the manholes, call a grease trap pumping company (we know of a great one called Greasecycle! )

When to call a Plumbing Company: If just one drain in the kitchen is backing up, call a plumber (1 or 2 or 3, independently). This type of back-up indicates a blockage inside the kitchen. If the blockage is in between the trap and the building (i.e. all your drains are backing up),jetting the lines will help (check out of our Preventative Drain Jetting page for more info). While Greasecycle can manage outdoor line jetting, it’s worth noting that we cannot perform any indoor jetting because our equipment requires direct access to the truck. Call your local plumber for assistance with indoor lines including toilets and/or bathroom floor drains.

When to Call a Rooter/Specialty Jetting Company: Finally, if the toiletsand all the kitchen drains are backing-up, call a rooter/specialty jetting company. In this instance, there is a blockage after the sanitary line and where the line leaving the grease trap come together.

What is Hydro Jetting and Why You Need It

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Have you considered the benefits of hydro jetting?

Hydro jetting is a method used for clearing clogged drains. While plumbing snakes have been used for a long time, hydro jetting is an innovative approach that offers improved efficiency.

This procedure is especially important for restaurants. A growing number of commercial kitchens are discovering the benefits of preventative drain jetting. As a restaurant owner, you don’t want to face a sudden overflow of grease and debris.

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Grease Trap Cleaning Frequency by Municipality

How often should I pump my grease trap?

The answer ranges from every 14 days to every 180 days. The average restaurant cleans their grease trap between every 60 and every 90 days for a large outdoor grease trap. Indoor grease traps should really be pumped between every 30-60 days.

Check out our list of NC municipalities that all have their own distinct requirements. You should pump at least as frequently as they require and perhaps more frequently based on the volume of your business. Liquid rising up out of your grease trap or backing into your kitchen through your drains is a good sign that you need to increase your pumping frequency. Continue reading “Grease Trap Cleaning Frequency by Municipality”

Is it Okay to Pour Grease Down the Drain?

Are you looking to get rid of your commercial kitchen grease?

Oil and other greases are normal by-products of any restaurant business, but knowing how to correctly dispose of the grease is essential. Some restaurant owners wonder whether pouring grease down the drain is the right way for getting rid of the waste.

If you’ve thought about doing so, read on.

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How to Properly Sanitize Your Restaurant to Prevent the Spread of COVID

How to Properly Sanitize your Restaurant to Prevent the spread of COVID

Do you want to prevent the spread of COVID in your restaurant?

The COVID-19 pandemic has set new standards across the industries. These recent changes have significantly affected the restaurant and catering industry. The close contact between people and busy kitchens means that strict sanitization procedures are essential.

Many restaurant owners have experienced a slowing revenue stream. The lockdown measures and restaurant operation limits haven’t been favorable. Moreover, people are more cautious when ordering food from dining establishments. However, ensuring the highest safety standards will help to win back your customers’ trust.

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How to Manage Your Restaurant During COVID-19

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Are you looking for COVID-19 restaurant management tips?

If so, this is the perfect article for you!

COVID-19 is affecting the restaurant industry in a strong way. The entire service structure depends on close encounters between customers and staff. While a restaurant kitchen has always had to mitigate health risks, now there are ever further issues to consider.

Due to the pandemic, most restaurant owners across the states are experiencing a decline in sales. In this article, we will go over our top tips for managing a restaurant during COVID-19 to help you make the best of the current situation.

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