Avoid Grease Trap Clogs In Your Amusement Park Restaurants
When families with children travel on vacation, amusement parks and theme parks are some of their most popular destinations. Whether it’s the atmosphere or thrilling rides, there is generally something for everyone to enjoy.
Another thing that all families have in common at a theme park, is that everyone is going to be hungry after a long day of walking around.
Theme park guests expect long lines for roller coasters, but waiting for food when you’ve got a hangry group of kids is one of the biggest peeves of your guests.
On top of all the traditional headaches of running a commercial kitchen, restaurants inside theme parks face a special set of challenges.
A lot of the staff at amusement parks are seasonal and younger than at a traditional restaurant. That means they’re probably not trained as well.
And hiring can be more difficult, because employees have a long distance to travel to get from the employee parking lot to the commercial kitchen inside the amusement park.
More items on the menu in theme parks are fried, which can lead to a higher rate of grease trap clogs. One thing that can help keep your theme park restaurant running smoothly is to minimize the amount of food solids that go into the grease trap.
Busy traditional restaurants can have over a hundred customers per day. But busy theme park restaurants can serve over a thousand. And there isn’t a traditional lunch and dinner rush. People are hungry all day long.
To keep guests happy, the food and drink must flow easily.
One of the two main options for serving guests faster in a theme park restaurant is cafeteria style. Guest order at a counter and receive their food in a disposable container. Guests are on their own to choose where they sit, eat their meal, and can leave the area with no fuss.
Besides having to keep the dining area clean, this system puts less pressure on the cooks. Items aren’t made to order. There aren’t plates to wash in the dishroom.
The only heavy cleaning required is pots and pans, negating the risk of silverware going down the drain. Menu items such as hamburgers or hotdogs can be cooked quickly. This system allows guests to get fed quicker and easier.
Some guest prefer more of an upscale dining experience in a higher end theme park. Though more difficult to operate, sit down dining is more like a traditional restaurant inside an amusement park.
The sit-down restaurant inside an amusement park has servers and makes meals to order for its guests. This option is often themed around the park’s atmosphere. Servers are in costume and menu options are specially crafted to draw in patrons with their creativity.
What happens if something goes wrong inside a commercial kitchen at a theme park? Just like a ride can occasionally malfunction, so can kitchen equipment. It’s not easy getting a plumber to show up quickly in the middle of an amusement park.
Cafeteria style dining puts out a tremendous amount of meals for guests. Greasy options like turkey legs and hamburgers can cause grease trap clogs and the sheer volume of food solids going down the drains can damage commercial garbage disposals.
This can be a real challenge for kitchen employees as they have to make sure nothing harmful goes down the drain.
Keeping your commercial kitchen clean inside a theme park doesn’t just help things run smoothly. It can cut also down on the danger of grease fires. These types of fires are generally caused by buildup of oils that occur when the grease gets too hot.
During the busy tourist season, it is important to make sure every part of an amusement park is running smoothly. Your commercial kitchens need to keep operating without any issues just like the rides inside the theme park.
To combat grease trap clogs, The Drain Strainer™ can minimize the amount of food solids that get inside your plumbing pipes and cause grease trap clogs.
Invented by a former restaurant owner, The Drain Strainer™ helps cut down on plumbing issues. It is simple to install. It doesn’t require water or electricity and there are no motors, ball bearings or moving parts that will wear out over time.
The removable catch-all tray captures food waste. This tray slides out and can be emptied into the trash for quick removal, and prevents food debris from clogging the grease trap.
Thanks to the catch-all tray, all food waste is captured and only greasy water filters into your grease trap. This prevents grease trap clogs from unwanted material inside the grease trap and saves on repair bills.
The Drain Strainer™ also eliminates issues with mangled silverware or dangers from employees putting their hands down the commercial garbage disposal trying to clear out a clog.
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