3 Ways to Ensure Your QSR Serves Hot, Fresh Food (Without Sacrificing Speed)

Adam C. Lambert Adam C. Lambert Restaurant Operations Strategist
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Digital Food Safety (DFS) has quickly become a best practice for top-performing restaurants. 

In a few words, digital food safety replaces all your manual temperature logs, labeling, and checklists with a digital system that improves accuracy and compliance. This helps franchisees and owners stay compliant and pass inspections without slowing down the operations of their stores. 

Digital Food Safety solutions like Jolt not only improve food safety compliance, but they maintain a permanent record of every temperature log and label your employees complete. This ensures you’re covered for health inspections or any other concerns going forward.

Customers will also reap the benefits of DFS in your restaurants. Establishing digital food safety practices in your will help you serve hot, fresh food without sacrificing speed. This means higher customer satisfaction scores, and more returning customers.

Restaurants looking to improve revenue per store and long-term growth are turning to digital food safety as a competitive edge in the market. This is testament to the impact digital operations can have on your store's profitability.

If you're interested in the benefits of digital food safety, here are three improvements you can make to serve hot, fresh food to every customer.

Three Digital Food Safety Improvements You Can Make Today

  1. Quick Temperature Logs
  2. Automated Temperature Monitoring
  3. Auto-calculated Food & Date Labels


1. Quick Temperature Logs Drive Digital Food Safety

Temperature logging has come a long way the past few years. Many restaurants have adopted digital temperature probes for more accurate readings, but this hasn’t done that much for speed.

To get temp logs done faster, you’ll need to pair your digital probe with a software that records and stores the temperatures you’re taking. This gets rid of human error entirely, meaning what the probe reads is exactly what your records show.

An example of temperature logging in Jolt.

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2. Automated Temperature Monitoring Protects Your Product

Automated Temperature Monitoring is one of the best practices for digital food safety. This uses wireless sensors to constantly monitor the temperature and humidity of your sensitive environments, and sends an alert to your phone if they’re out of range.

Temperature sensors are not only a major step up from taking manual temperatures. They give you peace of mind knowing your food or inventory stock is protected at every location—morning, noon, and night.

An example of automated temperature monitoring with notifications in Jolt.

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3. Touch-to-print Food Labels Auto-Calculate Dates

If you’re still using colored dots or handwritten labels, you’re likely wasting hours every week. Smart labeling solutions like Jolt auto-calculate expiration dates, as well as any other essential info, for perfectly accurate labels at the touch of a button.

Sync your inkless printer to a software solution like Jolt, and you’re flying through morning prep and labeling like never before.

An example of food and date labeling with Jolt Software.

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Using digital solutions for food safety gives you more time to concentrate when it matters.

Faster temperatures and labeling will help you be prepared for the lunch rush, instead of continuing the morning’s routine.

Read more Jolt blogs below for best practices and insights around digital food safety in your restaurant.

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