As a restaurant owner or manager, it's important that you stay focused on reducing food costs and finding ways to increase your profitability. You may not realize it, but switching from a manual system of verifying correct fridge and freezer temperature to using temperature monitoring software can reduce costs. Here are just some of the ways that implementing an automated kitchen refrigerator temperature monitoring system can save your restaurant money.
Reduce Food Waste
A wireless temperature monitoring system helps you to maintain the correct temperature on your refrigeration units. This protects food against spoilage and reduces the amount of stock you'll need to replace if the food goes bad. Since your refrigerator's temperature likely fluctuates over the day as chefs and kitchen staff open the door to grab what they need, having a better understanding of its temperature can enable you to make the adjustments in temperature that you need to keep food fresh longer.
Save Time and Improve Consistency
Temperature monitoring devices can save your kitchen staff time and improve consistency across your restaurant's operations. No longer will employees need to use a handheld device to take the temperature and record their findings using a paper system. The temperature readings will happen automatically, so there's no chance of human error. Instead, employees can focus on completing other kitchen prep tasks.
Prevent Lawsuits and Fines
A wireless temperature monitoring system can warn you before an unexpected temperature change spoils food that you serve to restaurant patrons. If someone becomes seriously ill from eating the food at your restaurant, your business could face a lawsuit or a fine for breaking food safety regulations. In a worst-case scenario, your restaurant could be forced to shut down because of improper food temperature storage. Investing in a remote temperature monitoring system is a great way to ensure that food safety regulations are followed in terms of refrigerator temperature. In many ways, it's the most cost-effective solution.
If your restaurant still relies on handheld temperature monitoring devices to check refrigerator temperature, it's time to make the switch to an automatic temperature monitoring system.