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Restaurants Profit from Propane

When you think about how propane can assist with restaurants, most associate it with the cooking aspect of the business. True, it assists with ranges and ovens, but also in fryers, broilers, and flat tops. Cooking would also include the restaurants that grill outside or even for catered events. Propane can also assist restaurants in many more ways that just in the cooking department. Here are some other helpful uses for propane in restaurants from buildwithpropane.com and AmeriGas:

Water heating and space heating. For restaurants, these costs are inevitable, and make a significant portion of the operating expenses. Why not make them more efficient and affordable? In the winter months, propane is a popular and economical option for restaurants to keep their guests warm and comfortable.  Outside of primary heat, one of the fastest growing uses for propane in restaurants is patio heaters.  Commercial propane-fueled patio heaters can extend outdoor seating into fall and spring months or even keep those areas open year round in more temperate climates. By choosing an energy-efficient tankless propane water heating system over standard electric water heaters, you can chop your building energy costs for a quick return on investment.

Propane-fueled standby generators. A restaurant can’t afford any downtime from a power outage. If the power goes out these generators provide insurance against power disruption to ensure your business won’t have to endure an outage. For businesses with refrigerated food, an uninterrupted power supply is critical. While storms, unpredictable weather, and unreliable power grids create an uncertain supply of electricity, propane is a safe and dependable energy source that won’t fail your or your restaurant in a storm.

Other Propane Applications: While the above are the most common uses of propane in restaurants, we have seen other applications.  Restaurants with catering fleets or delivery vehicles are beginning to consider propane autogas to fuel their vehicles.  A federally-listed clean  fuel, propane autogas can help “green” a fleet of  vehicles by reducing emissions while providing historical savings of 30% per gallon when compared to gasoline.

To learn more about how propane and how it can help your restaurant bring the best to your customers, contact your local AmeriGas account manager.

 

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