RTI solution enables FATZ Café to improve food quality and efficiency across popular casual-dining establishment.
MINNEAPOLIS – October 1, 2015 – Restaurant Technologies Inc. (RTI) is pleased to announce that its industry-leading Total Oil Management Solution is going to be installed in all 46 FATZ Café locations as early as November 2015. FATZ Café is the popular casual-dining restaurant group recognized for its fresh, homemade foods, Southern hospitality and spirited connection to the communities where it conducts business.
The decision to install the RTI solution across the entire restaurant network came soon after RTI test locations reported that customers commented on the improvement in food quality of some of FATZ Café’s signature fried foods.
“Our regular customers spoke up and we listened,” said Ken Alexander, operating partner of FATZ Café in Greer, South Carolina. “We’ve had regulars say that the food, particularly our famous Calabash Chicken, looks and tastes better than it ever has. Customer satisfaction and the quality of our food are what we value the most at FATZ. We’re thrilled to be rolling out the RTI solution in all of our locations so we can continue to deliver on that promise.”
The FATZ Café locations currently using RTI have also reported a significant increase in oil-filtration success (55 percent) and decreased excessive oil usage due to controlled adding and disposing. In addition, the restaurants have saved costs due in part to an 18 percent reduction in oil use.
“We’re pleased to partner with the FATZ Café group to improve efficiencies and ensure food is cooked in the freshest oil possible to meet the expectations of its most loyal diners,” said Jeff Kiesel, RTI CEO. “FATZ’s longevity is inspiring and can be attributed directly to their dedication to customer service and producing quality homemade dishes that keep their customers coming back.”
About Restaurant Technologies Inc.
Restaurant Technologies Inc. (RTI). Improving quality. Improving safety. Improving the environment. The company’s fully automated oil storage, handling and disposal management system makes any back-of-house operation smarter, more efficient, safe and sustainable. In addition, it eliminates one of the most unpleasant and dangerous jobs in the foodservice industry. RTI data-management solutions provide restaurant decision-makers with increased visibility into oil usage for better food quality and consistency. Headquartered in Mendota Heights, Minn., RTI serves more than 23,000 customers via 40 depots throughout the United States.
Restaurant Technologies Inc. and RTI are trademarks of RTI.
About Café Enterprises Inc.
Café Enterprises Inc. was founded in 1988 and is based in Taylors, S.C. The company operates 48 FATZ restaurants across Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The first FATZ opened in November 1988 in a converted peach shed in Spartanburg, S.C. FATZ is recognized for its fresh, homemade foods, genuine Southern hospitality and spirited connection to the communities where it does business. In 2012, Café Enterprises launched two new concepts: Tavern 24, a contemporary casual tavern-inspired restaurant, and Tablefields, a concept focused on fresh, locally sourced menu items, which is open for lunch and dinner.