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Running a restaurant or fast food establishment requires a great deal of precision and attention to detail. From menu planning to customer experience, every aspect demands careful consideration. That said, managing energy procurement can be a tall order, as it often presents a unique set of challenges for businesses like yours.

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Solutions Tailored for Your Restaurant

Integrity Energy specializes in helping food service businesses meet their unique energy needs. With our dedicated energy brokers on your side, you’ll be able to get better service for less money.

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If you’re looking for the best business electricity or gas prices, look no further. Integrity Energy has handled over five billion kWh over the last two decades, so you can trust we have the knowledge needed to provide a seamless energy shopping experience for commercial clients. With all of this practice and expertise, we’re able to pass that buying power directly to you.

Custom Solution Offerings:

Reliable Energy Supplier Network

Integrity works with a network of the largest and most trusted business energy suppliers in the country. With a trustworthy energy provider, you’ll never have to fear a Friday night outage again.

Regulatory Expertise

Our team provides expert advice and guidance on how to maintain compliance, giving you peace of mind knowing your business is operating within legal boundaries.

Favorable Energy Contracts

We leverage our buying power and industry knowledge to negotiate superior energy rates on your behalf, ensuring you get the best value for your budget.

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Common Challenges the Food Service Industry Faces

From bustling restaurants to fast-food chains, the demands and costs are relentless. They grapple with distinct challenges when seeking out dependable and budget-friendly energy solutions. This spans from the high-powered kitchens to the front-of-house operations, finding the right energy plan is paramount for seamless, cost-effective operations.

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Fluctuating Energy Costs

Energy markets can be volatile. Wholesale energy costs fluctuate constantly based on supply and demand. If you’re not prepared, these shifts can seriously impact your budget.

Cost Uncertainties

Fluctuating energy prices can make it challenging to budget accurately and forecast expenses.

Inopportune Rate Spikes

Many businesses are busy during prime restaurant hours. That means energy prices tend to be at their highest at the exact time when your usage peaks.

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High but Variable Energy Demand

According to the Department of Energy, restaurants use more energy per square foot than any other commercial space. These high power demands can make energy management very difficult.

Energy-Hungry Equipment

The tools of the food service trade are major energy guzzlers. With commercial kitchen appliances, powerful HVAC systems, large spaces to heat and cool, and walk-in refrigerators that stay on 24/7, restaurants have exceptionally high power demands.

Daily Usage Fluctuations

Food service businesses consume far more power during their peak hours. To support this consumption pattern, they need high-capacity energy systems – and they need to maintain them diligently to prevent malfunctions.

Unpredictable Usage

Restaurants have less control over their energy usage than most other businesses. Daily cover count, guest behavior, equipment malfunctions, and employee errors all impact how much power a restaurant uses each night.

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Power Outages and Disruptions

The restaurant and fast food industries are especially vulnerable to outages. Even a momentary loss of power can cause a cascade of problems that sink an entire night’s revenue.

Kitchen Operations

The kitchen is a restaurant’s beating heart, and an outage brings it to a dead stop. Even a momentary brownout can ruin tricky dishes and cause a series of delays.

Technological Failures

Outages bring down everything from seating software to ventilation to dining room lights, disrupting nearly every aspect of operations.

Workflow Disruptions

Good service depends on chefs, line cooks, and servers all acting in perfect sync. An outage can throw this delicate dance into chaos that’s hard to recover from.

Spoiled Ingredients

Restaurants store thousands of dollars worth of valuable ingredients in their refrigerators. Long outages can ruin those ingredients and cause huge losses.

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Energy Rate Stabilization

We know how to work with energy suppliers to build you an energy plan that guards your business against energy rate fluctuations. With stable energy rates, you’ll be able to keep a reliable energy budget.

Fixed-Rate Plans

Never worry about energy rate spikes again. We can help you find a fixed-rate energy plan, which ensures you pay the same amount for each kWh, no matter the current wholesale rate.

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Complex Energy Regulations

Staying on top of ever-evolving energy regulations is complex and time-consuming. When you’re working on your next big restaurant opening, it’s hard to find the time to navigate complex energy usage rules.

Regulatory Changes
Energy regulations change each year, requiring business owners to implement more and more green technologies to save energy. Keeping up with evolving energy policies and compliance standards demands continuous effort and understanding.

Laws Vary by Region
Energy regulations vary from city to city and state to state, which makes compliance tricky for franchises and chains. The wider your reach, the more complicated it can be to follow regulations.

Potential Penalties
Non-compliance can lead to hefty fines and penalties, adding unnecessary financial strain to your operations.

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Budget Constraints

Food service is a famously low-margin business. Energy is a significant source of overhead, cutting into both operational budget and profits.

Resource Allocation Dilemmas
Top-quality ingredients, skilled staff, and chic decor are all part of the customer experience – and they all carry significant price tags. Every dollar you spend on energy bills is one you can’t spend on providing the best experience possible.

Reduced Budget for Upgrades
Energy-saving improvements can save restaurants a lot of money over time by reducing their energy bills. However, these upgrades often carry significant costs upfront. Steep energy bills can make it impossible to afford these upgrades, so you end up paying much more long-term.

Focus on the Dining Experience, We’ll Focus on Energy Rates

With Integrity Energy as your partner, you can focus on what you do best – providing exceptional service and culinary experiences – while we handle the complexities of energy procurement. Our tailored solutions are crafted to support the unique needs of your business, providing you with the confidence and expertise needed to thrive in today’s competitive market.