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Piedmont Natural Gas State-of-the-art Natural Gas Technology Center

Follow Piedmont Natural Gas as they construct a new state-of-the-art natural gas technology center in Charlotte, NC.  Piedmont recently broke ground on this project with an anticipated completion date of June 2020. To quote Piedmont, this new technology center will...
Energy Solutions Bi-Annual Customer Care Workshop

Energy Solutions Bi-Annual Customer Care Workshop

The GFEN/NA consortium of the Energy Solutions Center held their bi-annual customer care workshop from August 13 – 15, 2019. The event was held in Minneapolis, MN at CenterPoint Energy’s demonstration kitchen. More than 50 attendees spent 1 1/2 days...
Kitchen Ergonomics

Kitchen Ergonomics

Improving your production and staff efficiency starts with the layout and design of your commercial kitchen. Your kitchen setup affects everything from staff efficiency to utility costs, so you’ll want to take the time to create an effective layout in order for things to operate as smoothly as possible. Utilizing natural gas equipment in your lineup is certain to keep operating costs lower and production at peak performance.

National Chain’s Fryer and Oven Challenge

While at the Piedmont Natural Gas Test Kitchen, we conducted a GFEN test for a national QSR chain headquartered in the southeast. This QSR chain’s signature products are chicken and homemade buttermilk biscuits, which led us to perform fryer and oven tests. In keeping...
New Test Strikes Oil – Why Filtering Fryer Oil is Good for the Bottom Line

New Test Strikes Oil – Why Filtering Fryer Oil is Good for the Bottom Line

The most recent client to conduct an equipment cook test at the Piedmont Natural Gas Cooking Technology Center in Charlotte was a prominent national quick service chain headquartered in the Southeast. Since their primary product is produced by frying, they elected to evaluate their current brand fryer against some of the other popular and well-respected brands available on the market today.

Water Conservation Best Practices in the Restaurant Industry

Water Conservation Best Practices in the Restaurant Industry

Water conservation isn’t just good for the environment; in the restaurant industry it can be great for your bottom line. More efficient equipment and practices can equal substantial savings on your water bill over time. With so many different appliances and food...