Restaurant Technologies, a leading provider of cooking oil management and grease management solutions, has acquired a new product that simplifies hood maintenance and helps increase fire safety in commercial kitchens.
The Minneapolis-based outfit has attained the Grease LockTM range of disposable grease filter pads, which are effective at trapping grease and easy to use for restaurant teams.
“This acquisition is key to our growth strategy,” stated Jeff Kiesel, CEO of Restaurant Technologies. “We are at a key moment in the growth of this company. This acquisition represents just one of a series of planned investments.”
He continued: “Adding Grease LockTM disposable filter pads to Restaurant Technologies’ portfolio of products and services allows the company to serve a broader customer base with a new fire prevention solution.”
Grease LockTM is a patented product that captures up to 98% of airborne kitchen grease before it enters a commercial kitchen’s exhaust system. The filter pads and metal frames replace traditional baffles, reducing fire risk and the cleaning frequency.
Grease LockTM filter pads and metal frames are shipped directly to restaurants and are easy to install and use.
The company said the acquisition was “strategic” as Grease LockTM filter pads can be used alone or to complement its own AutoMist automated exhaust-cleaning system.
“The addition of Grease LockTM further positions us to help our customers create safer, smarter kitchens in their foodservice operations,” said Mr Kiesel.
Restaurant Technologies is known for its automated cooking oil management and grease-management solution, which it has supplied to more than 28,000 QSR, full-service restaurant chains and catering establishments.
The sale has been finalized, though specifics of the transaction were not disclosed.