Keeping Pace (Progressive Grocer)


January 25, 2017

By Bob Ingram

Oil Change

At Restaurant Technologies, in Mendota Heights, Minn., Jim English, director of national accounts, notes that more than 2,000 grocery delis use his company’s cooking-oil management system, which features automated oil storage, handling, filtration monitoring and disposal management.

English says the system, known as Total Oil Management (TOM), eliminates the need for an employee to handle cooking oil. He notes that it’s currently used by such retailers as Wegmans, Tops Markets, Winn-Dixie, Hy-Vee, Lunds & Byerly's, Stater Bros., Raley’s, and Albertsons.

TOM eliminates the transportation of hot waste oil through the store and any potential back strain and slip-and-fall injuries from lifting and dumping heavy buckets, English says.

“We know that maintaining a clean and presentable environment behind the deli counter is critical to grocery foodservice operators,” English adds. “Restaurant Technologies aims to help deli operations function as efficiently and safely as any commercial restaurant kitchen, in order to keep up with prepared food demands to offer quality fried foods, while maintaining a transparent back of house.”

Click here to read the entire article in the January 2017 Edition of Progressive Grocer.

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