CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHiTech Global, Inc. (OTC: BHTG), a green technology company that provides an innovative data-driven solution for food waste disposal, announced that its subsidiary, BioHiTech America, has started installing its innovative commercial food waste disposal solution to Golden Corral restaurants in 10 franchised locations throughout Florida.
Privately held Golden Corral Corporation has almost 500 restaurants in 40 states – with 56 restaurants in the state of Florida alone.
Golden Corral franchise owners Taylor Levy and Marc Verderame wanted to find a disposal solution that considered the environment, while elevating the operational performance of their locations. BioHiTech's on-site Eco-Safe Digester will allow their Golden Corral restaurants to safely dispose of food waste in the sewer system, while at the same time collecting data and providing real-time reports on the details of what exactly is being wasted. "Categorizing and quantifying the food waste will help us to measure our sustainability progress and reduce the volume of prepared dishes that do not sell in specific locations," stated owner Taylor Levy.
"The Eco-Safe Digester was unlike all the other solutions we evaluated in that it will not only provide us with an easy, clean way to dispose of our food trimmings and discarded food items, but it also provides data points that we can use to efficiently staff each individual location specific to its needs," added Mr. Levy.
During the digestion process, the digester weighs each increment of waste and allows employees to categorize its type, simultaneously transmitting this real-time data to the BioHiTech Cloud. The visibility of the food waste data allows management to identify wasteful preparation and staffing, improve profitability and make important decisions regarding overall operations.
"Golden Corral's objective to improve their operational and purchasing processes is a perfect fit for our technology, which helps business to do just that," said Frank E. Celli, CEO of BioHiTech Global. "Identifying and reducing food waste will help shift the world toward a less wasteful, more sustainable future. We couldn't think of a better time to expand our footprint in Florida as The Sunshine State was recently ranked as the second-fastest growing state in the U.S. with over 20 million people and predicted to rise to 26 million by 2030, according to the Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the University of Florida."
About Golden Corral:
Founded in 1973, privately held Golden Corral Corp. is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. Lance Trenary serves as its president and chief executive officer. Golden Corral has almost 500 restaurants in 40 states. The company's vision is to be the leader in the family restaurant segment by making pleasurable dining affordable for every guest, at every restaurant, every day. Golden Corral restaurants nationwide have long been strong supporters of the U.S. Military and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Golden Corral helped raise more than $1 million for the DAV in 2015 as part of its annual "Military Appreciation Monday" initiative. For more information on Golden Corral, visit www.goldencorral.net.
About BioHiTech America
BioHiTech's unique solution to food waste disposal combines green technology with the power of Big Data to offer transparency, savings and a sustainable future. BioHiTech's Eco-Safe Digester, an on-site aerobic digester, eliminates up to 2,400 pounds of food waste in a 24-hour period by converting it into nutrient-neutral water and transporting the water safely through standard sewer lines. The digester then weighs each increment of waste during the digestion process and allows users to quantify its type and origin, simultaneously transmitting this real-time data to the BioHiTech Cloud. The Cloud then immediately sorts and organizes the data, providing the needed transparency to improve company-wide efficiency and profitability.
The BioHiTech solution not only diverts food waste from landfills, but integrates technology, data and analytics to help drive smarter business decisions. The Eco-Safe Digester provides business owners and managers with the necessary information that can then have an immediate impact on labor, safety, efficiency and sustainability within their company.
BioHiTech America, LLC is a subsidiary of BioHiTech Global, Inc. (OTC: BHTG). BioHiTech Global, Inc. is a publicly traded company engaged in helping companies to prevent waste.
For more information, please visit www.biohitech.com.
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