Arby’s® Selects Powerhouse Dynamics Emonitor™ for Energy Savings, Food Safety across the U.S.
Roll-out Will Initially Cover 860+ Corporate-Owned Stores
BOSTON - September 17, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Powerhouse Dynamics (PhD), creator of the award-winning eMonitorTM energy, water, and asset management platform, announced that Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is installing eMonitor systems in all 860+ corporate-owned stores across the country. The rollout is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013.
"We have been very impressed by the capabilities of the eMonitor," said Scott Boatwright, Sr. Vice President of Operations at Arby’s. "Not only will the system enable us to get HVAC costs under control in the restaurants where they have been installed, but they will also help identify problems with both rooftop cooling units and refrigeration equipment.”
The eMonitor controls HVAC and other electrical loads with a user-friendly, and in Arby’s case, enterprise-wide, web interface and mobile apps. It also remotely monitors equipment to diagnose performance issues and identify savings opportunities. More importantly, while the information is being gathered at each company-owned store, the eMonitor makes it simple to benchmark energy and water usage across all facilities regionally and nationally. This allows multi-location companies to identify star performers and share best practices, optimizing performance across the chain.
Arby’s is also taking advantage of the eMonitor’s “Food Safety Scorecard,” a key feature that continuously monitors temperature in relevant refrigeration (and potentially) heated holding equipment. The Scorecard supports a critical chain-wide requirement to monitor product temperatures, in order to identify issues before they become food safety emergencies.
"We are delighted that Arby’s, the first nationally franchised, coast-to-coast sandwich chain, has embraced the eMonitorTM,” said Martin Flusberg, Powerhouse Dynamics’ CEO. “We are also thrilled to have been chosen through a competitive process in which Arby’s installed systems from multiple companies and concluded that the eMonitor delivered the best enterprise-wide value."
About Powerhouse Dynamics
Powerhouse Dynamics’ (www.powerhousedynamics.com) is the developer of the eMonitorTM, the first cost-effective, enterprise-wide energy, water, and asset management solution for smaller facilities. The eMonitor controls major loads, monitors power consumption and performance of individual pieces of equipment, tracks gas and water usage, and provides ongoing analysis, diagnostics and alerts to deliver actionable intelligence and control strategies. Thousands of eMonitor customers, including restaurants, convenience stores, and other multi-site, energy intensive businesses, have saved energy and money by leveraging the platform to manage all uses and sources of energy.
Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is a leading global quick-service restaurant company operating and franchising over 3,400 restaurants worldwide. Arby’s was the first nationally franchised, coast-to-coast sandwich chain and has been serving fresh, craveable meals since it opened its doors in 1964. Arby’s is on a never-ending quest for the perfect sandwich starting with the Classic Roast Beef and French Dip to the deli-style Market Fresh line of sandwiches and salads. Visit Arbys.com for more information and to connect with Arby’s on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram and other social media channels.
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