Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

FEB 2016

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green tip A Lighting Case Study: Krystal K rystal, the 84-year-old, Southern quick-ser- vice burger concept, partnered with Geor- gia Power to implement a new energy-saving program and test several other initiatives. The 350-unit chain started by replacing external lighting with energy-saving LED bulbs at 72 of its Georgia locations. This translated into 600 light fxture replacements over the course of 3 months last year and a total energy-saving rebate of $60,000 as well as an overall savings of more than 2,800,000 kilowatt hours across the state. Krystal has since retroftted 152 stores throughout the South with annual savings of $1,100 to $1,200 per store. "We're looking to run an environmentally conscious business, so we started with the low-hanging fruit — LED lighting — and the proof is in the pudding," says Brian Blosser, vice president of development and construction at Krystal. The chain plans to install LED lighting in all new restaurant locations and remodels throughout the country as well as in select existing stores over the next several years. Krystal is also continuing to research replacing lightbulbs within the restaurants too. By Amelia Levin, Contributing Editor Krystal has retroftted the exterior lighting at 152 stores with a savings of $1,100 to $1,200 per store. ©2016 InSinkErator InSinkErator is a business unit of Emerson Electric Co. The Emerson logo is a trademark and a service mark of Emerson Electric Co. Strategies for increased sustainability have become a corporate priority for convenience stores. As a result, many c-store operators are considering the advantages of food waste disposers. Disposers divert food waste from landfills, reducing waste-hauling truck emissions and the production of harmful methane gas during decomposition – all while increasing operational efficiency and profitability in your store. • 800-845-8345 Making sustainability more convenient.

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