If you’re a restaurateur or restaurant operator, you’re most likely aware of what your are currently paying for your natural gas, electric and water bills.
The typical major restaurant costs consist of food, labor, equipment and a POS system. Most restaurants consume a significant amount of utilities but consider those figures to be out of their control. In fact, food service businesses use an average of 38 kilowatt-hours (kWh ) of electricity and 111 cubic feet of natural gas per square foot, which is about 2.5 times more energy used in other types of commercial buildings. What’s more, restaurants typically have such narrow profit margins that reigning in your utility bill could have a substantial impact on your profits margins.
Heavy energy use equals expensive energy bills. According to one study, restaurants in the U.S. spend an average of $2.90 per square foot on electricity and $0.85 per square foot on natural gas annually, which on average can break down to about 3% to 5% of your restaurant’s overall operating costs.
Our Custom Engineered Utility Management Solutions allow you to not only see exactly where all of your energy is being consumed second-by-second, but also allows you to pro-actively avoid unnecessary operations and equipment failures.