Go Green With Gram
The Pub Sector
ETL & Pubs
The Green Paper
Case Study 1
Peach Pubs Case Study

Peach_Logo_(Peach_only)[1]With such an extensive range of refrigeration choices on the market, it can be a challenge for pub operators to find the right solution for their individual business needs. With more pubs turning to their food offering as a revenue stream and increasing consumer demand for fresh produce, pubs are seeing a need for more efficient chilled storage. In the current challenging market conditions, opting for the cheapest refrigeration units available can be tempting but can prove a false economy. Glenn Roberts, managing director of Gram UK comments: “Often when it comes to reducing expenditure, equipment is overlooked, with food, beverage and labour costs being the main focus for cuts. However, significant savings can be made when operators purchase more energy efficient equipment, especially fridges and freezers as they are in use 24/7.”

healthy-eating-in-schools-sideWhen making important capital equipment purchasing decisions, pub operators need to consider what they actually require, how much space they have and more importantly, how much it will cost to run. These are questions Peach pub company faced before choosing Gram as their refrigeration supplier for their 13 high-end gastro pubs located up and down the country. Corin Earland, senior group head chef explains why they always specify Gram refrigeration units for their busy establishments.

“At Peach, we pride ourselves on the quality of our food offer and are passionate about sustainability and specifying the most energy efficient equipment for our kitchens. Being green is important to our business but we also need reliable equipment, which is why we always specify Gram units. Gram is renowned for energy efficient refrigeration and their unique five-year parts and labour warranty was a huge selling point for us, as we can’t afford any down time in our business. All of our pubs use Gram units, everything from double and single door fridges and freezers, through to under counter cabinets and saladette units.”

Gram prides itself on leading the way in developing energy efficient products that meet customers’ exact requirements. When buying Gram units, operators can be assured they’re purchasing a reliable, highly durable and low energy consuming piece of equipment and importantly, from a supplier that is dedicated to the foodservice sector and understands the operator’s needs and restraints.

Glenn comments: “Operators who want to reduce their energy use and utility bills need to consult the Carbon Trust’s Energy Technology List (ETL) before investing in any commercial refrigeration equipment as it provides vital and unbiased information on the most energy efficient products on the market. It is also important for operators to use trusted manufacturers with a history of producing reliable products, backed up by an exemplary after sales service. Cheap cabinets that lack energy efficiency and build quality could prove costly in the long-term.”



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