KBP Foods, which owns 163 KFC restaurants across the U.S., has installed the automated oil management system from Restaurant Technologies Inc.

This marks the second KFC franchise to adopt the solution in two months.

RTI's system monitors oil usage, and also provides managers with access to centralized reporting and data to help use oil more efficiently. Matt Hansen, senior vice president of operations at KBP Foods, said the new system is "a brilliant way of measuring efficiency and ensuring we provide our highest-quality food."

"If our oil usage is too high, we're wasting money. If it's too low, we're probably serving a product not up to our standards. (The system's) Total Oil Management online portal automatically computes all of these numbers in every store for us. Essentially, the system pays for itself," Hansen added.

The patented RTI closed-loop oil management solution automates fresh oil delivery, storage, handling and disposal of used oil. Employees use a wand to fill and discard oil in the fryer. RTI technicians supply fresh oil and collect the used oil via a secure fill box mounted to the exterior of each restaurant, eliminating the need for "grease caddies" and other antiquated oil-handling practices. RTI also provides a full training program, in which the employees and managers of each store receive coaching on the system from RTI personnel.

Using TOM, managers can monitor oil-related data for single or multiple restaurant locations, analyzing oil quality, usage and other statistics. Managers have visibility into employee compliance with standard operating procedures and oil data including the volume of oil used at any given time.

"We can now maximize our oil usage – getting the most out of it without wasting or overusing it," Hansen said. "This has the potential to offer significant savings because behind chicken, cooking oil is where we spend the most money."

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