Sept. 10, 2012
Restaurant Technologies Inc.'s new Filtration Monitoring technology records oil filtration process to improve food quality, create consistency and improve oil management.
RTI's Filtration Monitoring technology immediately collects data from sensors in the fryer system and delivers it to the RTI Total Operations Management (TOM) online portal. It tracks how often the oil is filtered, when it is filtered, and for how long. Data is automatically compared to the restaurant's ideal filtration processes, so any deviations are tracked. Managers can opt to receive mobile/email alerts that can be used to correct filtration oversights instantly or be used for staff training on standard filtration procedures.
Via the TOM portal, managers can monitor data for single or multiple restaurant locations, analyzing oil quality, usage and filtration statistics. The portal provides easy to interpret graphs eliminating data analysis and enabling managers to take action quickly on SOP compliance and process improvements.
Without RTI Filtration Monitoring, employees may be visually judging when to filter and manually recording the number and length of filtration times. Consequently, staff can often report inaccurately or follow an inconsistent schedule. These errors lead to varied food quality, shorter life for oil or over usage of shortening.
"Customers know when their fried foods have been cooked in old, stale oil. It has a significant impact on loyalty," said Jeff Kiesel, chief executive officer, RTI. "But managing for proper and consistent filtration can be challenging too. The RTI Filtration Monitoring system allows restaurants to easily manage to their own standards, correct operating procedures and help employees understand the role filtration plays in food quality and loyalty."
RTI Filtration Monitoring works with existing RTI Total Oil Management systems — a patented cooking oil delivery system that automatically delivers fresh oil and removes waste oil at each restaurant, replacing traditional practices that can be cumbersome or hazardous.
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