Project Description

Forward-Thinking Five Guys Franchise Adopts Turntide Smart Motor System as Its Catalyst for Sustainable Operations

Five Guys is one of America’s most well-known fast casual restaurant chains, serving never-frozen hamburgers, hot dogs, and french fries to customers in over 1,700 locations globally. Its food has garnered numerous awards, such as being crowned the “Number 1 Burger” by Washingtonian Magazine.

Five Guys is also committed to making its restaurants a welcoming place for both customers and employees, as evidenced by its listing on Forbes’ America’s Best
Employers list in 2021.

Business Challenge

When it comes to operating a quick service restaurant (QSR), a well-maintained, highly efficient HVAC system can be an invisible yet critical factor to success. QSRs such as Five Guys calibrate complex HVAC operating parameters to ensure a properly ventilated cooking area doesn’t compromise a comfortable, customer-pleasing dine-in and takeout experience. In addition, HVAC simply has to run properly within a QSR. Without HVAC, food spoils, leading to lost profits and lost customers.

Crucial HVAC Parameters for QSRs

  • Optimize your customer experience
  • Reduce compliance & operations risk
  • Meet your sustainability goals

As QSRs require lots of energy to operate during business hours, it is becoming increasingly critical for them to think about sustainable operations as a methodology to operate a robust HVAC system at the lowest possible cost. Developing a sound strategy to balance these variables can give QSRs a competitive advantage in a highly competitive, low-margin business segment.

Neal Starling, a Five Guys franchise owner, took a proactive approach and reached out to Turntide about deploying the Turntide Smart Motor System into his Five Guys restaurant locations.

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Forward-Thinking Five Guys Franchise Adopts Turntide Smart Motor System as Its Catalyst for Sustainable Operations

Five Guys is one of America’s most well-known fast casual restaurant chains, serving never-frozen hamburgers, hot dogs, and french fries to customers in over 1,700 locations globally. Its food has garnered numerous awards, such as being crowned the “Number 1 Burger” by Washingtonian Magazine.

Five Guys is also committed to making its restaurants a welcoming place for both customers and employees, as evidenced by its listing on Forbes’ America’s Best
Employers list in 2021.

Business Challenge

When it comes to operating a quick service restaurant (QSR), a well-maintained, highly efficient HVAC system can be an invisible yet critical factor to success. QSRs such as Five Guys calibrate complex HVAC operating parameters to ensure a properly ventilated cooking area doesn’t compromise a comfortable, customer-pleasing dine-in and takeout experience. In addition, HVAC simply has to run properly within a QSR. Without HVAC, food spoils, leading to lost profits and lost customers.

Crucial HVAC Parameters for QSRs

  • Optimize your customer experience
  • Reduce compliance & operations risk
  • Meet your sustainability goals

As QSRs require lots of energy to operate during business hours, it is becoming increasingly critical for them to think about sustainable operations as a methodology to operate a robust HVAC system at the lowest possible cost. Developing a sound strategy to balance these variables can give QSRs a competitive advantage in a highly competitive, low-margin business segment.

Neal Starling, a Five Guys franchise owner, took a proactive approach and reached out to Turntide about deploying the Turntide Smart Motor System into his Five Guys restaurant locations.

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