Saving Energy Means Saving Money

As open kitchens become more popular, even in QSRs, upgrading to new, modern, high-efficiency equipment can reap significant performance and energy benefits. Restaurants are among the most energy-intensive commercial spaces making utilities one of the highest costs facing restaurateurs. With low-profit margins, any monetary savings from energy efficiency improvements significantly benefit the bottom line.


+ Install LED lighting, they use at least 75-90% less energy than incandescent bulbs
+ Fryers shorten cooking and recovery times and use 30-35% less energy
+ Griddles save energy and have higher production rates with more uniformity of temperature
+ Dishwashers use 40% less energy and 40% less water
+ Commercial fridges and freezers use 40% less than standard equipment
+ Coffee brewers use 35% less energy
+ Commercial steam cookers use 38-50% less energy and 90% less water
+ Hot food holding cabinets use up to 70% less energy

Purchasing ENERGY STAR® certified equipment vs standard models will use 30-90% less energy.

Look for the BLUE STAR —and open the door to new possibilities for your business.

Learn more about financial incentives and rebates for your province

Join the Foodservice Energy Challenge

Restaurants Canada is taking the lead on sustainability to help the foodservice industry save energy and money.

Together we will be rolling out the Foodservice Energy Challenge where foodservice operators can sign up to take advantage of money-saving energy tips, incentives and rebates.

A select group of foodservice operators interested in upgrading their business to be more energy efficient will be invited to participate in the Challenge.

Here is what you can expect:

+ Learn about how small and big changes can have a positive impact on your business
+ Free audit to determine energy saving opportunities within your business
+ Support from your local electric and gas utility to assist with eligible savings programs
+ Find out more about becoming LEAF certified
+ Opportunity to receive incentives and rebates to upgrade your equipment and business

Sign up for the challenge for a chance to win energy-efficient prizes!

Sign up & tell us what you’re interested in