As an independent restaurant or kitchen, there are dozens of tiny details to be paying attention to every day – don’t let temperature be one of the things you worry about most.
Fridges break, people leave doors open, plugs get knocked out… things happen. ConnectedFresh will notify you if and when temperatures go out of safe or intended range, so you can act swiftly.
How much? It depends. Stored product value, efficiency gains, and likelihood of failure are all factors to just how much you’ll save.
A local Spanish restaurant is closed every Monday, giving their staff and owners a day off from serving their customers. But they never really felt like they had the day off. On more than one occasion, they came in on Tuesday morning to issues with their walk in refrigerator or freezer. A fridge would be dripping inside or frozen product would have significant freezer burn.
At the end of the day, the kitchen team was never able to trust if the food in the fridge or freezer was safe – what if they returned the next day and it had all gone bad, or worse – what if the power went out and product had gotten too warm, and then frozen again when the power came back on?
Were they serving safe product?
They installed ConnectedFresh’s pre-configured sensors with ease and could automatically track temperatures and notify key team members if any temperature deviations occurred. They could now view their operations remotely at any time and acting before it became an issue.
A day off actually became a day off. There was no need to run back to make sure the door was closed or check on any product.
2.5 months after the solution was implemented, they were notified that temperature in 2 of 3 coolers was rising. They went down to the store and found that the circuit breaker had tripped and the refrigerators hadn’t kicked back on. They were able to reset the circuit breaker and move the product to another refrigeration unit while the original ones cooled back down.
Fortunately, they were able to save all of their product and were ready and serving customers the next day.