Warminster-based servicing firm National Facilities Management has joined forces with Valentine Equipment and Vito UK to complete a mammoth trial and roll-out of fryers matched with Vito’s oil filtration system for national restaurant chain Byron Hamburgers.
National FM first approached Valentine in July 2018 to assist Byron with methods of reducing oil consumption, and at the same time offer the operator’s customers a healthier and fresher product.
Valentine Equipment and sister company Cuisinequip have worked side-by-side with Vito oil filtration systems as both an advocate of the product and re-seller in the UK. A demonstration was organised and this then led to a 7-day trial at Byron’s Beak St restaurant in Soho, one of the chains busiest branches.
During the trial 100litres of oil was saved as well as labour from not needing to manually filter and replace the oil. A 60% reduction in oil usage was realised, and levels of TPMs (Total Polar Material) in the oil were minimised, which was another goal for Byron.
Over subsequent months between November and February both Valentine Equipment and National FM completed the job of introducing the Vito filtration system to the remaining 49 sites, which was done in three stages. Initially London and greater London were completed before moving out across all corners of Britain to ensure every site was trained. Ongoing remote support was also provided via a group chat on WhatsApp.
Steve Elliott, sales director for Valentine Equipment and Cuisinequip, said: “Moving forward, the staff of Byron now have an easy frying and oil filtration system to use which takes up minimal space and time. Also, the Vito system can be used at any period of the day and even with hot oil, without disturbing the flow of service. It ensures their customers receive the very freshest product.
“The Byron project has been a fantastic example of how a distributor and manufacturer can work in tandem to provide first class service and help a high-profile customer with a significant challenge to find the right solution.”