What Makes Chick-Fil-A So Great?
Chick-Fil-A restaurants are known for their wonderful food quality, friendly & fast service, and clean dining areas. All of these positive attributes make for a consistently wonderful dining experience for any patron, regardless of location. One of the reasons that the dining areas are so clean is that operators across the country are investing in dining room trash compactors. These units help to compact waste at its source, reducing the required labor to empty the trash while keeping unsightly waste from piling up in front of guests. We were thrilled this past week when two Chick-Fil-A stores in Katy, TX chose to replace their existing brand “x” compactors with Harmony SmartPack Automatic Compactors!
If you are a restaurant owner or manager, you may ask yourself, “Why Harmony’s SmartPack?” With other, perhaps less expensive options on the market, its a valid question. In the case of the Katy, TX stores, the answer came down to four main points:
- Stainless Steel Chamber: Harmony SmartPacks are made with U.S. steel, including a stainless steel chamber. This allows for easy cleaning, handling commercial and industrial strength cleaners with ease. Its also much more durable than other chamber solutions made with plastic, wood, or other less robust materials.
- Compaction Ratio: SmartPack has an industry leading 11:1 compaction ratio, utilizing the smallest ADA compliant operational footprint. The competition only offers 8:1 and 7:1 compaction ratios, respectively. This means that you get an additional 3-4 traditional trash bin worth of trash in every SmartPack cube, saving on labor and trash bag usage!
- Outward Facing Photo-Eye: A photo-eye is a sensor that sends a beam of light out to detect if a patron is approaching the compactor. Harmony’s photo-eye is outward facing and adjustable. Store operators can set the photo-eye to trigger the loading door to open at the distance of their choice, allowing plenty of time for the loading door to open while patrons approach with their trays of trash. On the other hand, the competition makes downward facing photo-eyes that barely recognize trays coming toward the door. This results in patrons hitting their trays on the loading doors before, or as they open, leading to chipped cabinets, spilled trash, and unhappy customers and employees.
- Ability To Match Any Décor: Harmony is unique in that our SmartPacks can virtually match any décor. We understand that Chick-Fil-A operators utilize a variety of tones for their specific restaurants and have created the full pallet to match these requirements. Should any other business owner or brand wish to have something different, SmartPack cabinets can be made in a variety of materials, colors, and even wrapped with your own unique marketing strategy.
Replace Your Trash Cans Or Compactors With SmartPack Today!
You can see why the Chick-Fil-A operators in Katy, TX chose to replace their trash compactors with Harmony’s SmartPack. If you would like to learn more about the other features and benefits of this innovative compactor, like tray racks and Insite Monitoring, please watch this video!
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