GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews is doing its part to support sustainability and save energy in its restaurants. The burger chain announced it is rolling out new energy management systems in its 449 corporate-owned restaurants, a project that should be complete by early 2017.
"Red Robin is committed to offering our guests an unparalleled dining experience from our high-quality food and service, down to how we buy and use energy to power our restaurants," said Amanda McAllister, director of capital purchasing at Red Robin. "Installation of the new energy management systems is a testament to Red Robin's environmental stewardship as we continue to manage our energy usage and carbon footprint through prudent sustainability practices."
The new energy management systems will enable Red Robin to control HVAC set points and exterior lighting, as well as to monitor HVAC and water heater performance in each restaurant, which will help streamline the maintenance process, according to the company.
Other sustainability and environmental efforts include outlining ways to conserve energy in the restaurants. “Red Robin has optimized start-up and shutdown procedures for restaurant equipment, installed LED lamps in all restaurant dining rooms and recycles both waste and oil in 100 percent of corporate-owned restaurants to reduce landfill deposits,” according to a company release.
Red Robin was the first kitchen operation to receive a Certificate of Recognition by the US Environmental Protection Agency in March 2013 for contributing to a healthier climate.