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Food waste can be minimized in your restaurant with some simple tips and a little organization. Sometimes, reducing waste is just a matter of good planning and efficiency, or knowing what your options are. In some cases, throwing away food is the same as throwing away your hard earned money!  To keep costs down consider these tips: a fridge filing system, portion control and educating your employees. To reduce food waste consider composting or donating leftovers to charity. If your restaurant takes to go orders, check out the latest technology in online ordering systems to make to go orders quick and easy for your customers. In addition to cutting costs by wasting less, restaurants might consider a installing a high efficiency water heater. Reliable Water Services has high efficiency and standard water heaters to meet all your restaurant needs. All heaters come with options for installation, 24/7 repair technicians and great customer service!

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Industry News & Tips, Restaurants

Reducing Restaurant Food Waste: 9 Tips for Food Waste Solutions

Smart restaurant owners can use these great tips to address the problem of food waste and reduce the amount of product that ends up in the dumpster out back.

Restaurant food waste comes from several sources. It may be food that spoils because it’s been in your kitchen too long. It may be food that drops on the floor and becomes unsanitary to serve. It may be food that your customers send back, either uneaten or as scraps of a satisfying meal. Whatever the source, reducing food waste will improve several parts of your business. It saves you money, gives back to the community and can even bring in some good press for a new restaurant or a rebranding.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings

Waste, Waste, Waste—Reducing Waste in Your Restaurant

Recycle, reduce, and compost. Whatever it takes—do your part and give back a little.

Why did you open up a restaurant? Was it to bring your passion to life? Probably. But I’m guessing you had at least one other reason. …and I’m betting it was to make some money. Or maybe to be your own boss, make your own rules, and to live the life you’ve dreamed about since before culinary school—probably even since way back when you were manning the dungeon at someone else’s restaurant.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings

To Toss or Not To Toss: What to Do with Your Restaurant Food Waste

What do you do with all that extra food you can’t use? Or better yet, what should you do with it?

Many big chain restaurants literally throw it all in the garbage. Food waste, glass, paper and other recyclables all tossed away, with little consideration for this trash’s value as a resource. People all over the country (and the world) are starving, yet the big corporate chain restaurants throw away hundreds of pounds of food a day.

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