October 31, 2010
Source: Earth Times
As the World Series finishes up, MLB teams are winding up the eco-friendly initiatives with Filta Fryer Management, and commercial fryer management service that is helping many MLB, NHL, & NFL teams come up with eco friendly solutions for waste oil management and recycling.
The 2010 World Series was fought between the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants and located throughout the teams’ stadiums are concession stands, bistros and portable food carts all selling huge amounts of fried food. With the sellout crowds that come with the World Series, there is a lot of cooking oil that needs to be managed; either filtered and reused or recycled into biodiesel… enter Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions to help stadiums go green.
The company’s FiltaFry service provides an eco-friendly, comprehensive fryer management service, which includes oil filtration, fryer cleaning and staff training in best frying practices. Eventually, once the cooking oil has come to the end of its life, Filta can purify the oil and send it to be made into biodiesel.
With the service being offered through Franchise Owners in over 40 states, Filta provides its services to many other Major League Baseball teams including the Colorado Rockies (Coors Field) and the Kansas City Royals (Kauffman Stadium).
In addition to baseball, Filta is also helping basketball, football, and hockey teams go green. The Portland Trail Blazers (Rose Garden Arena), Cleveland Cavaliers (Quicken Loans Arena), Washington Redskins (FedEx Field), Cleveland Browns, Colorado Avalanche (Pepsi Center),Tampa Bay Lighting (St Pete Times Forum Arena), Atlanta Falcons (Georgia Dome) and the Minnesota Twins (Target Field) and are all benefitting from Filta’s offerings.
Filta, however, doesn’t stop at professional teams. The company has also branched out their services to reach college football. These teams include the Tigers, at Auburn University, the University of Virginia Cavaliers, and the University of Arkansas Diamondbacks. Sports complexes are the perfect customers for Filta’s services, with most being regularly used for many other events, such as concerts and racing. Each stadium and arena contains numerous concession stands full of hot dogs, chicken fingers, and, of course, lots of French fries. Some complexes even have full size restaurants, providing larger varieties and amounts of food.
Filta Franchise Owner David Cloutier in Minnesota says “After servicing the Target Field during its inaugural season, there was a site walk through by the concessions management company – Denver North Corp (DNC). Based upon the results that they observed in the 46 fryers there was an immediate request for a proposal at the Target Center, home of the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA team. The results of our FiltaFry service speak for themselves!”
With the FiltaFry service originating in the UK, soccer was the original sport Filta serviced as President Jason Sayers explains. “We have always serviced a whole cross section of customers including stadiums. In fact, we have serviced Arsenal Football (soccer) Club in the UK for years. Sports teams conjure up emotional responses from many of our Franchise Owners as they each support their own teams and have good natured rivalries all the time. At the end of the day though, the main thing is that all of our customers are being serviced well and we’re helping them go green.”
Although the mainstay of Filta’s business is still restaurants, its services are used at stadiums, universities, hospitals, hotels and anywhere else with fryers; helping everyone go green.
Filta Franchise Owners have helped customers recycle almost a third of a billion pounds of cooking oil and has operations in over 20 countries.