Thursday, 12 October 2017
We’ve all seen it. Close of shift at the back door: rubbish bags piled high, boxes everywhere. It sits, it waits, it blocks.
Close of shift at the back door: rubbish bags piled high, boxes everywhere. It sits, it waits, it blocks. It will all get taken out, but probably not until morning.
Managing the back of house and the backdoor area is part of the challenge of managing a successful, high-volume quick serve restaurant.
What an increasing number of McDonald’s restaurants across Australia have come to realise, is that this entire headache can be removed with one small change. The installation of Miltek’s equipment solutions for cardboard and general waste, and now plastic.
Traditionally, if they do have equipment for handling waste, restaurants place waste equipment either in a waste area or outside in the corral. It’s natural to assume that waste should be stored outside.
However, restaurants that install small footprint compactors inside or close to the kitchen are feeling the added benefits of this change. Boxes can be compacted immediately ensuring they don’t pile up.
Restaurant waste volume is reduced in compactors that meet the food standards. As soon as a bin needs changing, the bag goes straight into the compactor. Saving heaps of wasted time walking out to the bin area and possible loitering and time wasting.
The key benefit to having equipment inside the building is eliminating the travel time: The distance from the dining room and front area bins to the waste facility is a much shorter distance than walking out the back of the restaurant and into the corral.
All restaurants have their KPIs, and managing staff tasks and time usage is central to that. Reducing the travel time between the restaurant bins and outside eliminates the need for staff to be wandering off from front of house. Keeping staff in the restaurant ensuring they continue to focus on their primary goal: serving customers.
Restaurants that deploy this easy-to-use equipment also experience a reduction in the volume of bin space required to manage their waste, as well as a reduction in the frequency that waste is collected; a value-added cost saver.
Mil-tek waste solutions are simple yet completely remodel how waste is managed, ensuring a cleaner safer workplace and higher handling efficiency with savings.
Some stores are now also taking the next step in recycling with the new Miltek Plastic Recycling System. Soft film plastic waste and milk bottles that have traditionally taken up a huge volume of the general waste can now be diverted out of the general waste bin and recycled. This has been shown to save about 30% in general waste volume/ cost, and is an efficient and proven system.
To arrange your free onsite consultation, contact your local branch of Mil-tek here
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