Higher Education / University Food Services

Restaurant Technologies understands the priorities of Higher Education Food Service operators. The safety benefits that our systems bring are even more important when using student labor, and the training that we offer can bring the new members of the team starting every academic year up to speed quickly and safely.

Sustainability is also key for your communication with the student body, faculty, prospective students and parents. Restaurant Technologies’ oil management systems can have a dramatic impact on your waste reduction goals. Our systems reduce packaging and oil sent to landfills by recycling used oil into biodiesel or animal feed in the most efficient and scalable manner.

Our unique combination of fixed and portable systems can support the large and complex kitchens that modern student dining solutions require, and the integrated, closed-loop setups can reduce the complexity that multi-station, multi-concept student dining creates in the back of house.

Some of the best-known names in Higher Education, including The Ohio State University, have entrusted their oil management to Restaurant Technologies for many years and in some of the largest kitchens in the country.

Higher Education Facilities We Serve

“Before, they always had to cart the hot oil in open containers down some pretty scary paths. But now, they never have to touch the oil. They feel their safety and well-being are even more valued than before.”

Louis Catignani

Louis Catignani

Food Service Director - Cumberland University

“Without that extra step, it’s a reduced carbon footprint.”

Sue Breer

Sue Breer

Dining Director - University of North Alabama

“Our employees love not being exposed to hot oil during the filling, cleaning and disposal process. Our stores are simply cleaner. We’ve seen a reduction in the risk of injury because fewer oil and grease spills happen, and staff no longer carry heavy containers of hot oil through the store.”

Dave Meloni

Dave Meloni

Corporate Operations Manager - Enmark Stations

Solutions

Restaurant Technologies has been providing services and solutions to the Quick Service and Fast Casual Restaurant segments for over 30 years.

Total Oil Management

With Total Oil Management, we handle the entire oil process for you—from ordering and receipt processing to delivering fresh cooking oil all the way to storing, handling and recycling of used cooking oil. Our advanced kitchen equipment and technology even automates everything so your employees never have to worry about transporting hot oil ever again.

AutoMist

To protect your business from a catastrophic fire and costly downtime, Restaurant Technologies designed the AutoMist system. It cleans your hood, flue and fan every day with a powerful spray mixture of detergent and water to prevent hazardous grease buildup.

Portable Cooking Oil Management

Our advanced portable oil technology is a clean, safe and efficient way to transport oil. It is designed specifically for unique restaurants like yours, regardless of your kitchen’s setup. The fully enclosed, easy-to-use tank allows you to make practically any space—narrow elevators, tight hallways and more—work. And by providing a connector hose for filling and emptying the oil, your employees never have to touch a drop of hot oil again.

Grease Lock

Grease Lock is your first line of defense reducing risk of flames entering the hood and flue. The patented disposable filter pad and metal frame reduces frequency of hood cleaning, maintenance on the roof and baffle filter cleaning. It addresses all life stages of grease as it travels through your kitchen exhaust system.

More than a Vendor

A trusted partner for more than 20 years, Restaurant Technologies is the leading provider of cooking-oil management and back-of-house hood and exhaust cleaning solutions to over 27,000 national quick-service and full-service restaurant chains, independent restaurants, grocery delis, hotels, casinos, convenience stores, 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 systems and AutoMist™ automated exhaust cleaning solutions. Headquartered in Mendota Heights, Minn., Restaurant Technologies is a privately held company, currently operates 40 depots and has more than 1,000 employees serving customers across the United States.

Fast and Flexible Installs and Deliveries

Our qualified service technicians handle everything from the initial survey to installing the system. The install only takes a few hours and can be completed during downtime so there is no impact on your kitchen’s productivity. Best of all, there is no upfront capital cost—it’s all included in the service agreement.

24/7 Support

If you have an issue, we have local service technicians and customer service experts available to you 24/7. We know you don’t have time for downtime. Since we stand behind our equipment, all repairs and services are included in the regular program fee so you don’t have unexpected call-out charges.

Training and Education

We provide initial training upon installation and continuing education as you need it. Essentially, our oil management experts are an extension of your team.

Automatic Scheduling

Deliveries and disposals are automatically scheduled based on your availability. It’s so seamless, most employees and customers don’t even notice it’s happening.