You will need a container to store the used oil in, and a method to move the oil from your fryer to the storage container. These storage containers can be outdoor bins or indoor tanks, and there are various ways to transfer the used oil. A Grand Natural Inc representative can schedule a time to visit your location and assess the type of fryers you are using, your volume of grease and frequency of pickup, and will suggest the best system for your store’s needs.
Every store is different, and every need has more than one possible solution. Most restaurant managers think the easiest way to get started is using an outside bin to store their used oil, usually placed inside a trash area to keep it from public view. But outdoor bins have some disadvantages:
All of these issues are solved by moving your used oil storage indoors. Many managers think they don't have room for an indoor tank; this is seldom the case. While many providers may only have one or two storage tanks available to choose from, other providers offer several options. Advantages of indoor bins:
We provide varius ways to transport the oil from our customer’s fryer to our storage tank.
Our most advantageous solution is a direct pump system. This “hands-free, automated” method eliminates the need to manually move hot oil from fryer to tank. Push a button or flip a lever, and direct plumbing uses the fryer’s internal pump to transfer the used cooking oil. If a direct pump system is not a feasible option, the alternate systems can be used to drain the oil from the fryer and efficiently transport it to the tank.
A store that cooks with large amounts of fryer grease will need a larger capacity tank (or will need more frequent service visits). Some kitchens have limited floor space and need a unit with a small footprint. We offer tank solutions that fit most any need.
First, let one of our reps visit your store for a site evaluation; many of our customers who thought they didn’t have room for an inside tank were happy to find they did – and often gained extra shelving space! If you do need to use outdoor bins, there are ways to prevent grease theft.
Part of the process of bringing on a new customer is to evaluate their store volume and set up a pickup schedule so they will be serviced before their tanks or bins reach full status. But positive spikes in your business may throw this schedule off. If your indoor tank has overflowed, call our Customer Service Center, 855-519-5550. Also follow these immediate suggestions:
Contact us at 855-519-5550 to determine a resolution.
Not long! The average collection time is 15 minutes; however, it depends on the size of your tank and how much oil is inside. A nearly full tank will naturally require a greater removal time. Grand Natural Inc will work with you to set up a service schedule to ensure the amount of grease contained is manageable and tank overflow is avoided. Our services technicians strive to be as undisruptive to our customers' business as possible.
We normally do not charge our customers for our used cooking oil storage equipment, although there may be occasional circumstances where we need to charge a small installation or delivery fee. This would be disclosed prior to entering into a service agreement. Grand Natural Inc maintains ownership through the agreement period. In this way, our customers get their full rebate, rather than having a portion of a rebate applied towards purchase of the equipment.