Conserving energy is not just the right thing to do from an environmental perspective; it’s a significant opportunity to reduce direct operating costs in the restaurants.
McDonald’s USA’s Restaurant Energy Survey is a restaurant operations tool that quickly focuses restaurant managers and crew on the greatest opportunities to save utility costs, resulting in net benefits for the bottom line. This paper-based survey allows restaurant managers to quickly look at energy use in the restaurant – from the roof all the way to the interior of the kitchen – and identify the key areas of opportunity throughout. Restaurant managers conduct the survey, which is weighted based on known savings opportunities, with the goal of identifying possibilities for additional ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce operational costs.
McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. have experienced savings of up to $3,000-$6,000 per year by using the energy survey to identify and act upon additional energy-saving opportunities.