Project Description

CASE STUDY

McDonald’s Woking, Peacocks Centre

McDonald's Woking

“I’d recommend The GreaseMaster Cyclone by The Filta Group as it’s easy to clean, easy to operate and energy efficient.”
– Lewis, Business Manager, McDonald’s Woking, Peacock Centre

About Fat, Oil & Grease (FOG)

Research shows more than 70 percent of drain blockages and backups within a commercial kitchen are caused by the build-up of FOG generated from washing pots, pans and plates. The potential costs go beyond compliance, because drain blockages often need emergency call-outs with bills, not to mention the risk of further complications elsewhere in the water system.

The Problem

McDonald’s Woking is located inside of Peacocks shopping centre at unit 10 on Peacocks Place. The store is often very busy due to the footfall from the shopping centre and as such requires a comprehensive grease management solution.

The store had been having lots of issues with an existing grease management system that was constantly flooding their backroom area causing bad odours to linger around the restaurant. The staff also found the system difficult to clean and maintain. For this reason, the management team began to look for a new grease management solution. They were keen to find a unit with a sealed lid that would prevent any bad smells as well as a system that was easy to maintain.

The Solution

In an effort to reduce maintenance and minimise callouts, a GreaseMaster Cyclone unit from The Filta Group was installed in the stores kitchen.

The GreaseMaster Cyclone delivers previously unimagined levels of Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) retention whilst using less energy than traditional GRUs and ensuring a better kitchen environment too. It offers the lowest energy consumption of any GRU and is also a sealed outlet with no need for staff to remove covers, ensuring no odours for a better working environment, reduced cleaning time and better hygiene.

It was a significant upgrade on the existing unit which was previously in place – and one which is already making a difference through improved performance and easier operation.

McDonalds Woking Peacock CentreGreaseMaster Cyclone - McDonalds Woking

Comments From Filta

Edward Palin, commercial director for Filta Group, said: “Engineers from across the global Filta business have been working for 15 years to develop a solution which combines excellent grease removal, low power costs and easy daily maintenance to overcome all the challenges traditionally faced with GRUs.

“Suitable for drainage systems, dishwashers/pot wash areas, rotisserie ovens and combi ovens, the GreaseMaster Cyclone de-waters and filters out food waste to reduce drain blockages and can save over £1,500 on power costs when compared with other units. At a time when regulations are becoming increasingly stringent, it provides a trusted, all-encompassing solution – all with the backing of a company which has been at the forefront of innovation in grease management for nearly 20 years.”

Comments From The Customer

Lewis, Business Manager at McDonald’s in the Peacock Centre, Woking “We’ve had the GreaseMaster Cyclone unit fitted by Filta UK for a few months now. Some of my noted benefits are: high volume of oil recovered from the unit, no smells from the unit as it has a sealed lid, it’s also easy to operate and clean daily. The previous unit on site did not have a sealed unit and therefore it caused a notable bad smell around the restaurant. It did also have a tendency to flood my back room area. I’d recommend The GreaseMaster Cyclone  by The Filta Group as it’s easy to clean, easy to operate and energy efficient”.

Summary

  • Installed x1 GreaseMaster Cyclone grease recovery unit in the kitchen
  • Trained kitchen staff and the management team on how to maintain the equipment
  • Arranged for regular follow-up servicing of the equipment to ensure it is running at maximum performance

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