Fast Food Chain Cuts Utility Costs by Switching to Electric Fryers

Case Study, Kitchen equipment, Quick-service restaurants

The director of a national fast food brand was in need of some cost cutting. After talking with Georgia Power—his local utility—he pinpointed his restaurant’s fryers as major energy hogs. To deal with this, he replaced gas fryers with electric ones. He started by testing new EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) electric fryers in four of the restaurants, and found immediate results. Customers enjoyed better-tasting fries and cost savings from the new equipment were realized through both energy savings and other factors such as decreased cleanup, roughly totaling $5,400 per year.

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