• 1Jan
    10 Ways Restaurants Can Save Water and Cut Costs

    10 Ways Restaurants Can Save Water and Cut Costs

    The foodservice and hospitality industries use about 15 percent of the total water consumption in commercial and institutional facilities in the U.S. A restaurant's largest water use is naturally in the kitchen, going mostly to equipment operation, food preparation and cleaning. (Restrooms rate ...

  • 1Jan
    Restaurant Services

    Four Ways to Remove Used Cooking Oil from Your Fryer

    Recycling used cooking oil is sanitary, efficient and good for the earth. The only question is "how?" Today’s restaurateurs can use everything from low-tech storage bins to high-tech collection tanks to remove and store their used cooking oil from their fryers. Here are four of the most common ...

  • 1Jan
    5 Ways Restaurants Can Control Food Costs | DAR PRO Solutions

    5 Ways Restaurants Can Cut Costs

    Most large chains and franchise restaurants have detailed programs in place to control food costs.   But even franchisees can benefit from these cost-saving suggestions that independent operators can work into their daily food management practices.

  • 1Jan
    A New Approach to Customer Satisfaction

    Our New Customer Engagement Center

    Enhancing and solidifying our commitment to always put our customers first, DAR PRO Solutions has launched its new Customer Engagement Center, to efficiently serve the needs of our customers from initial consultations to service requests.  By going digital with an expanded inside sales and service ...

  • 1Jan
    Are you seeing your rebate - or your service provider - disappear?

    Service matters!

    Collecting used cooking oil is all about offering a service. Period. Some service providers may try to sell you on the price they can give your for your grease, but in rough times, like the low yellow grease market we are in today, many of these newcomers to the industry can't survive and fold shop, ...

  • 1Jan
    Grease Theft is a $75 Million Crime

    Grease Theft - it's Real, it's Serious, it's a Crime!

    Part 1. The theft of used cooking oil is a growing crime with social ramifications. Even Homeland Security is making arrests, issuing indictments not only for stealing grease, but conspiracy, money laundering and immigration crimes. Learn how you can protect your store, employees and customers from ...

  • 1Jan
    Grease Trap Pumping

    Grease Traps? Fuhgeddaboudit!

    Your condiment delivery is MIA.  The hostess is a no-show, again.  The kitchen line is short-handed.  The toilet overflowed.  These are just some of the issues a restaurant manager must handle.  Grease is seldom on your mind – until it becomes a problem.  Don't let FOG cloud your store's operations. ...

  • 1Jan
    Grease? Stolen? You must be kidding.

    Grease? Stolen? You must be kidding.

    Part 2. Grease theft doesn’t only affect us, or other legitimate used cooking oil service providers – it can threaten a restaurant’s employees, customers, neighbors, and even the environment if grease is spilled and left to run off into city sewer systems. But there are ways we can fight this crime. ...

  • 1Jan
    How are you contributing to a greener, cleaner tomorrow? | DAR PRO Solutions

    How are you contributing to a greener tomorrow?

    Today’s world is faced with great challenges. Natural resources are dwindling. Carbon emissions are at a record high. The global population keeps growing, which increases the demand for food, feed and fuel. It will take all of us – people, companies, states, countries – to find solutions to ...

  • 1Jan
    How can a restaurant tell if their fry oil is fresh? | DAR PRO Solutions

    How fresh is your fryer oil?

    How can a restaurant tell if their fryiing oil is fresh?  You can SMELL it.  And LOOK at it.  Even TASTE your fried foods.  You can also read our short article to learn more about keeping your oil as well as some tips on grease and fryer management.

  • 1Jan
    How Oils & Fats are Recycled

    A Second Life for Meat Scraps & Used Cooking Oil

    North America loves meat and fried foods. Unfortunately, preparing these delicious foods generates a lot of food waste.  Uneaten leftovers from meals are the most obvious waste of food, but did you know only about 50-60% of a cow, chicken or pig is consumed? What happens to the remaining meat, fat ...

  • 1Jan
    How Restaurants Can Increase Traffic and Sales During the Winter Months

    10 Ways Restaurants Can Increase Holiday Sales

    Holidays can be a stressful time for restaurants. Office parties or catered events may put a one-time toll on your personnel resources, but overall, restaurant traffic often drops.  Customers prefer having family dinners and celebrations around their own dining table, and the cold winter months may ...

  • 1Jan
    How to Protect Your Used Cooking Oil from Thieves

    How to Protect Your Used Cooking Oil from Thieves

    Used cooking oil, colloquially known as “liquid gold” and “golden gunk”, is an extremely valuable resource for restaurateurs and refineries — and thieves. Since 2012, Darling Ingredients has arrested and sought prosecution for hundreds of grease bandits. Find out how smelly used cooking grease has ...

  • 1Jan
    Impact of Millenials on the Restaurant Industry

    Are you appealing to the Millenial crowd?

    It shouldn't come as a surprise that Millennials are having an impact on how businesses operate and engage with their customers.  As one of the largest generational groups, their attitudes towards what is important affect the decisions they make daily - from where to shop, which media to watch, ...

  • 1Jan
    Is Your Grease Service Partner There for the Tough Times?

    Weathering the Storms

    Sometimes, Mother Nature throws us some special challenges. Last year's hurricane season. Widespread, wind-fed wildfires. Weeks-long droughts. The 'bomb cyclone' raging thru the Eastern U.S.  Is your used cooking oil service provider equipped to plow on and carry through? We deal with inclement ...

  • 1Jan
    Moving used cooking oil indoors is as easy as 1-2-3

    Easy as 1-2-3!

    Making the move from messy outdoor used cooking oil bins to sleek, clean, automated indoor tanks is as easy as 1/2/3. Learn how you can minimize risk and increase efficiency with a simple move to indoor equipment.

  • 1Jan
    There's a better, safer way to remove your used fryer oil

    Why moving indoor for used cooking oil collection is the best choice

    Many restaurants still transfer their used cooking oil the hard way - by pail and by hand, carrying it out to a bin in their coral. This often results in spilled grease, employee burns, and possibly customer slipping in a grease-coated parking lot, all which can cost a restaurant unnecessary money ...

  • 1Jan
    We Target Driver Safety Every Month of the Year | DAR PRO Solutions

    Every Month of the Year is Driver Safety Month

    Every June, our country recognizes National Safety Month. At DAR PRO Solutions, we're proud that our company recognizes and prioritizes safety in all we do.  Ranking among the top 50 private fleets in the U.S., our trucks, trailers, mechanics and drivers are what keep us in business, collecting fats ...

  • 1Jan
    What happens to HOT grease in ICY weather? | DAR PRO Solutions

    What happens to HOT grease on ICY cold days?

    Anyone who has cooked a chicken knows what happens to chicken grease when it cools - it solidifies.  So does used cooking oil when its sitting outside in a collection bin.  Servicing outdoor bins that are iced in, or filled with a 'grease cube', is challenging at best, and a service blocker for ...

  • 1Jan
    Grease Trap Pumping

    Why does my grease trap stink and what can I do about it?

    Ever walk into your restaurant after your grease trap has been serviced, and notice an unpleasant odor wafting through your kitchen? What is it from, and how do you get rid of it?  Normal questions, but it's not, as you may have thought, something your grease trap service provider did wrong. And ...

  • 1Jan
    outdoor used cooking oil storage

    Why do this...?

    If your staff were given the choice of working in a kitchen where they had to hand carry hot grease outdoors and empty it into a bin, or flip a switch and have the hot oil seamlessly pump from fryer to storage container, which do you think they’d prefer?  Lower the risks of burns, slips & theft ...