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Fats, Oils, and Grease, also known as FOG, is typically a messy and expensive side effect of food preparation done by commercial kitchens. FOG is the natural side effect in food preparation done in the deep fryers, but the biggest problem with FOG has been the environmental aspect. If grease traps are not installed properly, there is a potential for environmental contamination, a visit from the EPA, legal woes, and increased labor costs to fix the problem.
For many operators, this problem has a simple solution, FiltaBio. The FiltaBio service provided by Filta Franchise Owners relives the need of a grease trap or stinky bin, allowing the potential headaches to dissolve away. One of the great aspects of FiltaBio is that it is used alongside the FiltaFry service, which is the mobile micro filtration of cooking oil and the vacuum based cleaning of deep fryers. Many are already benefiting from the service that has a regularly scheduled pickup of used cooking oil.
The Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions Franchise and Navion Insurance Associates have teamed up to offer restaurants and food service operations a discount of at least 5% on their insurance costs, when the facility uses Filta’s FiltaFry service.
According to Eric Magee, Navion’s President, “Restaurants that use the FiltaFry service dramatically lower their exposure to workers compensation and general liability loss. Filta effectively reduces employee exposure to hot oil and the hazards of cleaning fryers. It is simple – Since there is reduced risk, the restaurant deserves a better rate.” Eric says he has firsthand knowledge of the dangers of working with hot cooking oil and has a few scars from his youth to prove it.
Current Filta Customers can ask their local Franchise Owner for information on the program or contact Navion directly. For food service establishments not yet familiar with the FiltaFry service but are interested in reducing their risk and cooking oil consumption, should contact Filta directly. Filta offers a free on site demonstration of the FiltaFry service and will show you how the service can benefit your kitchen and your bottom line.
The 2012 Filta Franchise Conference promises to deliver an impressive lineup of presenters to speak to its Franchise Owners. Filta has been putting all the workings together behind the scenes to produce a conference that will be designed to focus on one key aspect of business growth, sales. The conference attendees will learn how to drive the sales aspect of the business and will host various sales oriented sessions with some of the top Franchise Owners in the Filta Franchise Network. The “Panel of the Pros” will share their tips and best practices on building an organization through sales and what makes them profitable.
A key highlight will be keynote Janine Driver, the President of Body Language Institute. After the keynote, Mrs. Driver will go into specific techniques on how Franchise Owners can use body language to their advantage in closing sales.
“I want to go green and be eco friendly, but if I do, how will my customers know?” This is the question that many commercial kitchen operators have been asking as the green movement gains momentum. Fortunately for Filta’s customers, the environmentally forward company has just rolled out its Environmental Impact Reports. The Reports are able to quantify the positive impact that Filta Franchise Owners are making on the environment and serve as a two way avenue of communication. The first shows the educational arm of Filta’s services and why they are making such an impact. The second avenue quantifies the impact of Filta’s Fryer Management services.
As Franchise Owners explain the reports, they have the option to travel two avenues. The educational route takes commercial kitchen owners and operators through the production aspect of how cooking oil is created from the seed to the fryer. Along that journey, facts are given about the process, like it takes 1.2 pounds of plastic to create the “jug in a box” packaging. As one reads through the report, one can see why Filta’s services are making such an impact. Additionally, Franchise Owners are able to generate their own, customer specific reports. This road allows commercial kitchens to benchmark their individual results. For example, the carbon offset of saving and collecting 1,000 pounds of oil equates to planting 168 trees!
Contact your local Filta Franchise Owner to get a glimpse of these innovative reports!
Marketing is one of the key arms in any business or organization, and as the reach of a company, marketing is necessary for any company to be seen or heard within the target industry. As 2012 reaches its half way marker, Filta understands the value of marketing and has taken key measures to promote brand awareness by providing its Franchise Owners with free marketing materials to promote Filta’s fryer filtration and cooking oil disposal services. Offering various marking programs has been a great benefit for the Franchise Network and their territories.
A program that has been very effective in promoting brand awareness and Filta’s “Book a FREE Demo” service has been the Telesales and Direct Mail campaign, which is offered as an added value support service to its Franchise Network – all free. On top of that, Filta is providing all of its oil filtration and sustainability brochures to its Franchise Owners. Filta understands the importance of local marketing, and offering its Franchise Network with free marketing materials has made a positive impact for its Franchise Owners.
Every year, the Filta Franchise Owners meet in Orlando, FL for the annual Filta Franchise Conference. The Conference is a time for Franchise Owners to come together and receive some additional training, team building, and share best practices. This year, Filta is pleased to announce that New York Times Best Selling Author and Body Language Expert Janine Driver will be the Conference Keynote Speaker in July 2012.
Tom Dunn, Filta’s COO stated, “Body Language can make or break a sale and not knowing how to read it can make you miss buying signals.” Body language boils down to communication, either conscious or unconscious, with the movement or position of the human body. The lessons we will learn from Janine will not only help the Franchise Owners make more money, but also help everyone learn how to communicate more effectively. After the Keynote, Janine will host a business roundtable on improving body language to help close sales.
About Janine Driver
Janine Driver is the founder and president of the Body Language Institute, located in Alexandria, Virginia. For over a decade while at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Janine trained thousands of law enforcement officers to decipher fact from fiction using the body language interpretation methods she writes about in the New York Times Bestseller – YOU SAY MORE THAN YOU THINK. Janine has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, Rachael Ray Show, and Larry King Live. She is a regular contributor to Cosmopolitan magazine. Janine travels the globe speaking to the world about the fastest way to save time and grow business. www.lyintamer.com
Earth Day this past April was a great celebration of the sustainability practices that various organizations, companies, and households have put into place. In light of these practices, Filta is a key provider of eco friendly solutions to the world. Filta is a proud supporter of organizations that help promote the environment and IDEAS at UCF is one of those organizations that Filta supports. Filta believes that IDEAS is a great representative of sustainability for the Earth and they parallel well with Filta’s stance on sustainability and the environment.
Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness Solutions (IDEAS) is a youth-led, grassroots, International sustainability movement growing across universities, K-12 schools and communities around the World, providing people of all ages with the opportunities to grow their ideas and leave a positive impact for generations to come. The UCF chapter mission is to Educate, Engage, and Empower people of all ages in Sustainability through a database of resources, initiatives and experiential learning activities to create positive environmental change on campus and in their community.
As the first quarter of 2012 comes to a close, Filta will build on its recent recognition by Opportunity World with its “Hottest 125 Franchisees for 2012” selection. The publication by United Communications marks yet another acknowledgement for Filta in the franchising industry. Filta’s COO Tom Dunn stated, “Our Team has been working diligently this year to create exceptional value for our Franchise Owners, and it is an honor to be recognized.”
In accordance with the selection, Filta has also been honored and added to the “Registry of Business Excellence™” by the American Registry. As a part of this prestigious recognition, Filta has been presented with a commemorative plaque to represent the Filta Franchise’s business achievement.
Filta has been focusing on localized marketing as a part of its 2012 campaign, and with this recognition, it is clear that their efforts are paying off. With the start of the second quarter fast approaching, Filta looks to continue to build on this success.
The kitchen is arguably the most dangerous place in home and commercial venues. It is the place where most accidents can occur due to the hustle and bustle of trying to get food prepared and out in a timely manner. With all this activity, adults and children are very susceptible to becoming burn victims.
Filta has decided to make a donation toward the Burn Unit at the Orlando Regional Medical Center in hopes of helping to relieve some of the financial stress associated with severe burn victims and shedding light on how to prevent the injuries. “Preventing burn injuries is our first priority,” according to Tom Dunn, Filta’s COO. “We hope our donation can help ORMC provide the critical care that burn victims and their families need during the recovery process.”
Last year, over 3.8 billion dollars were spent on burn injuries and over a million work days were lost due to the impacts of these injuries. Filta, who offers the nation’s largest mobile cooking oil micro-filtration and fryer management service, reduces its clients’ exposure to burn related accidents and insurance claims by limiting the employees’ exposure to hot cooking oil. Filta’s recent partnership with Navion Insurance recognizes the reduced liability by providing commercial kitchens with a 5% insurance premium reduction when they use FiltaFry service.
Entertainment, it is what they were created for. Since the ancient times, stadiums have hosted some of the most historic events known to man. Most recently, Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis proved to be another event that will go down in history as one of the greatest games played in recent memory.
Food output and consumption has significantly increased with the arrival of these major sports stadiums and venues. Filta has been able to aid in the process by cutting cooking oil usage, costs and providing cooking oil disposal services to these major venues. Lucas Oil Stadium, home of Super Bowl XLVI, uses about 500 lbs of cooking oil a week. They found that by using the FiltaFry service they are saving on oil consumption and the savings are equivalent to planting about 36,000 trees over the course of a year, quite an impact.
Filta also services other major venues such as Bryant Denney Stadium – home of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Raymond James Stadium – home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Georgia Dome – home of the Atlanta Falcons. Along with the majors, Filta Franchise Owners also service numerous baseball stadiums, basketball, and hockey venues.