How Sustainable Practices Can Help Save Money for Your Foodservice Operation

How Sustainable Practices Can Help Save Money for Your Foodservice Operation

Sustainability has emerged as a noticeable factor in the success of foodservice operations, offering benefits that extend beyond helping the planet. Adopting eco-friendly tactics is not just an ethical choice but a strategic one. Let’s explore the relevance of sustainability in foodservice operations, focusing on how energy-saving initiatives contribute to financial success.  Benefits of sustainability in the foodservice industry  Implementing sustainable practices in foodservice operations directly translates to cost savings. The math is simple – energy-efficient technologies reduce operational costs by minimizing energy consumption while water-saving equipment reduces water usage expenses.  Energy efficiency   One of the primary pillars of a sustainable foodservice operation is energy efficiency. From foodservice equipment to lighting systems, energy optimization is key in reducing operational costs and environmental impact.   Water-savings  Cooking…

Tech24 Partners with Central GA Refrigeration

Tech24 Partners with Central GA Refrigeration

GREENVILLE, SC, January 31, 2024—Tech24, a national industry leader in commercial foodservice equipment repair and maintenance, has partnered with Central GA Refrigeration, a Georgia-based commercial refrigeration, HVAC, and cooking equipment repair company. Central GA Refrigeration provides installation and repair service for commercial refrigeration, HVAC, and cooking equipment. The Company serves a broad mix of national, regional, and local restaurants located across Georgia and surrounding states. “We are happy to welcome Chris Nixon, President of Central GA Refrigeration, and his team to the Tech24 Family. We are excited about expanding our service base into the state of Georgia, which has been a priority for Tech24,” said Dan Rodstrom, CEO of Tech24. “We are impressed with the Central GA Refrigeration team and the long-lasting relationships they develop…

Tech24 Partners with Total Tech Corporation

Tech24 Partners with Total Tech Corporation

GREENVILLE, SC, January 15, 2024—Tech24, a national industry leader in commercial foodservice equipment repair and maintenance, has partnered with Total Tech Corporation, a regional leader in commercial kitchen equipment, refrigeration, and HVAC repair. Based in Silverdale, Pennsylvania, Total Tech Corporation primarily serves restaurants across the Lehigh Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania, and the entire Tri-State area, including New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and Delaware. Total Tech Corporation offers installation and repairs to all makes of commercial foodservice, refrigeration, HVAC, and plumbing equipment.  “We continue to invest in the Northeast region and believe Total Tech Corporation brings a wide range of capabilities to better serve our shared customers across several important Northeast markets,” said Tech24’s CEO, Dan Rodstrom. “We are excited to welcome Total Tech Corporation into the Tech24 family.” “I…

Maximizing Operational Efficiency: The Importance of Professional Maintenance Technicians in Restaurants 

Maximizing Operational Efficiency: The Importance of Professional Maintenance Technicians in Restaurants 

Managing a restaurant can present a whirlwind of responsibilities, including equipment maintenance. As a foodservice operator, you may try to do it all yourself, but what happens when DIY maintenance goes wrong?   Let’s explore the importance of hiring skilled technicians for your restaurant’s equipment upkeep and why expertise and experience should be the main ingredients in your recipe for a thriving foodservice operation.  While DIY maintenance can be cost-effective, commercial kitchen equipment demands professional expertise. Professional maintenance technicians possess the skills and knowledge to ensure your equipment remains in optimal condition, preventing unexpected disruptions that DIY methods may not thoroughly address.  Precision in action: inspection and lubrication  Regular inspections and lubrication are necessary for equipment longevity. Professional technicians can identify loose or damaged parts, offering…

Tech24 Partners with 1-2-3 Equipment Solutions

Tech24 Partners with 1-2-3 Equipment Solutions

GREENVILLE, SC, January 9, 2024—Tech24, a national industry leader in commercial foodservice equipment repair and maintenance, has partnered with 1-2-3 Equipment Solutions, a provider of commercial HVAC, refrigeration and kitchen equipment maintenance, service and installation.   Based in Chester, Virginia, 1-2-3 Equipment Solutions primarily serves restaurant and hospitality customers across Virginia and North Carolina by offering maintenance/repair and installation/replacement of HVAC, refrigeration, and hot-side kitchen equipment. The company also provides temporary cold storage solutions for planned maintenance and unplanned emergencies.   “1-2-3 Equipment Solutions takes care of its employees and customers, values we share at Tech24,” said Tech24 CEO, Dan Rodstrom. “We are excited to welcome 1-2-3 Equipment Solutions to our growing family of companies and look forward to working with Michael Hess and his team by investing…

Money Down the Drain: The Financial Impact of Neglecting Maintenance

Money Down the Drain: The Financial Impact of Neglecting Maintenance

From ovens to commercial -grade refrigerators, these tools are indispensable. Unfortunately, not all foodservice operators stay ahead of ensuring the functioning of these culinary essentials. Let’s dive into the financial consequences businesses face when neglecting foodservice equipment and why proactive maintenance is the solution. The true cost of neglect Immediate repair The repercussions of neglecting regular maintenance become painfully evident when equipment malfunctions at the worst times. Imagine your restaurant during peak service hours with a malfunctioning oven or a refrigeration system on the brink of failure. These unforeseen breakdowns disrupt business operations, leading to thousands of dollars of loss due to downtime. This results in a substantial dent in the financial assets of the establishment. Equipment replacement Beyond immediate breakdowns, the long-term consequences of…

Tech24’s Guide to Acing Health Department Inspections: Equipment Preparation for a Compliant Kitchen

Tech24’s Guide to Acing Health Department Inspections: Equipment Preparation for a Compliant Kitchen

Maintaining a clean and well-functioning kitchen in the foodservice industry is not just good practice — it’s a regulatory requirement. Foodservice health department inspections can be a nerve-wracking experience for any restaurant or food establishment, but with preparation, it can be an opportunity to showcase your commitment to food safety. Preparing essential kitchen equipment is key in passing the inspection with flying colors.  Explore this guide to ensure your kitchen equipment is ready for a health department inspection with the expert guidance of Tech24.  Understanding foodservice health department regulations  Health department regulations involve various aspects of a foodservice operation, including the equipment used in the kitchen. Equipment-related violations range from cleanliness issues to malfunctioning components. Failing to meet these standards can result in severe consequences,…

Tech24 Partners with Big Fish

Tech24 Partners with Big Fish

GREENVILLE, SC, October 5, 2023—Tech24, a national industry leader in commercial foodservice equipment repair and maintenance, has partnered with Big Fish, a provider of  commercial HVAC, refrigeration and kitchen equipment installation and repair service throughout Texas. Based in Buda, Texas, Big Fish specializes in the installation, repair, maintenance and replacement of HVAC, refrigeration, and hot side kitchen equipment for restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and other commercial facilities located across Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and the surrounding areas of Texas. “Texas is among the largest markets for our services and is a strategic priority for Tech24. Big Fish has grown significantly in recent years and their culture and values are strongly aligned with those of Tech24. We are excited to welcome Daryl Mika and his team to…

Mastering the Art of Troubleshooting and Maintaining Dishwashing Equipment

Mastering the Art of Troubleshooting and Maintaining Dishwashing Equipment

Is it just us, or do you cringe at food residue remaining on dinnerware after it has been “cleaned”? Foodservice establishments rely heavily on efficient and reliable dishwashing equipment to ensure customers don’t get that cringy feeling and, most importantly, are served safely.   Dishwashers are essential in maintaining hygiene standards by cleaning and sanitizing dishes, glassware and utensils. However, like any machinery, they can encounter issues that disrupt operations, leading to problems affecting service quality and hygiene.   Learn the signs of malfunctioning dishwashing equipment, how to troubleshoot dishwashing equipment and when you should call the pros.  Risky business: the importance of commercial dishwasher upkeep   Commercial dishwashing equipment tirelessly works behind the scenes, ensuring dishes and utensils are impeccably clean and ready for use. The consequences…