Historic Luxury Liner Modernizes Its Kitchen with New Oil Management System


March 3, 2016

Restaurant Technologies brings quality, efficiency, safety and sustainability to the iconic Queen Mary 

MINNEAPOLIS – March 3, 2016 – Restaurant Technologies announces its most unique installation to date, the iconic Queen Mary, an 80-year-old luxury liner known for its world-class restaurants and unique accommodations. The complex installation spanned several months and has armed the Queen Mary with a much-needed modern oil management system, ensuring its back-of-house operations are smarter, safer and more efficient.

“The Restaurant Technologies technician who designed and installed the system was very thorough, despite the challenges that came from our being located on a ship,” said William Murray, director of facilities for the Queen Mary. “The oil management system gives us end-to-end control over how the oil comes in and is disposed of.” Docked in Long Beach, Calif., the Queen Mary enlisted Restaurant Technologies to help address its kitchen problems – primarily the lack of procedures in place for the containment of used cooking oil, which caused a number of safety issues, increased costs and led to an inefficient use of the oil.

“We have saved 25 to 30 percent on the cost of our oil,” said Murray. “As the director of facilities, it is my job to find and implement solutions that improve efficiency, promote safety and, whenever possible, create savings with technology. In this instance, we hit a homerun on all accounts.”

The Queen Mary now has a full view of the ship’s oil management, eliminating oil spills, falls and open-transfer processes. Additionally, the Queen Mary staff is applying for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification in an effort to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

To learn more about the Queen Mary’s oil management transformation, visit Restaurant Technologies’ website for a comprehensive case study.


About Restaurant Technologies™

A trusted partner for more than 15 years, Restaurant Technologies is the leading provider of cooking-oil management to more than 23,000 national quick-serve and full-service restaurant chains, independent operators, grocery delis, hotels, casinos, universities and hospitals. Restaurant Technologies helps food service operators make their kitchens safer, smarter, more efficient and more sustainable through its automated oil storage, handling, filtration monitoring and disposal management system. Headquartered in Mendota Heights, Minn., Restaurant Technologies is a privately held company, currently operates 40 depots and has more than 750 employees serving customers across the United States. For additional Restaurant Technologies information and news, visit www.rti-inc.com. Follow Restaurant Technologies on Twitter @RTIoil, on LinkedIn or Facebook.

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