As open kitchens become more popular, even in QSR, upgrading to new, modern, high-efficiency equipment can reap significant performance and help you keep saving on energy.

Restaurants are among the most energy-intensive commercial spaces making utilities one of the highest costs facing restaurateurs. With low-profit margins, any monetary savings from energy efficiency improvements significantly benefit the bottom line.


  • Install LED lighting, they use at least 75­90% less energy than incandescent bulbs
  • Fryers shorten cooking and recovery times and use 30­35% less energy
  • Griddles save energy and have higher production rates with more uniformity of temperature
  • Dishwashers use 40% less energy and 40% less water, which means savings of up to 40% on both water and sanitary charges
  • Commercial fridges and freezers use 40% less than standard equipment
  • Coffee brewers use 35% less energy
  • Commercial steam cookers use 38­50% less energy and 90% less water
  • Hot food holding cabinets use up to 70% less energy

Look for the BLUE STAR —and open the door to new possibilities for your business.


Refrigeration 43%

Ventilation 11%

Lighting 6%

Cooking 14%

Space cooling 11%

Other 15%

How To Start Saving Money by Saving on Energy


Space Heating 15%

Cooking 67%

Water heating 18%

Purchasing Energy Star certified equipment vs. standard models will use 30­90% less energy!

How To Start Saving Money by Saving on Energy


Restaurants Canada is taking the lead on sustainability with presenting partners Energy Star ® and Save on Energy ™.

Together we will be rolling out the Foodservice Energy Challenge where foodservice operators can sign up to take advantage of money-saving energy tips, incentives and rebates and win energy efficient prizes.

A select group of foodservice operators interested in upgrading their business and in saving on energy will be invited to participate in the challenge.

Here is what you can expect:

  • Free audit to determine energy saving opportunities within your kitchen and facility
  • Support from your local electric and gas utility to assist with applicable incentives
  • LEAF certification
  • Opportunity to win $5,000 towards the purchase of new kitchen equipment from Russell Hendrix