The health-driven restaurant brand will leverage utility data to reduce energy and waste expenses
Spokane, WA – October 25, 2018 – ENGIE Insight, a leading energy and sustainability management company, has been selected by True Food Kitchen to provide strategic utility expense and data management solutions for its 24 locations across 11 states.
According to the Energy Information Administration, restaurants are the most energy-intensive commercial building type in the U.S., consuming three times the energy of the average commercial building per square foot. ENGIE Insight has supported casual restaurant clients for over 20 years to assist with the challenges of reducing energy consumption and costs, navigating waste contracts and regulations, and setting sustainability strategies. To identify opportunities to increase resource efficiencies and reduce bill complexity, ENGIE Insight will handle True Food Kitchen’s energy and waste expense and data management, opening and closing of utility accounts, budget development, and rate monitoring.
Renowned physician and integrative medicine expert, Dr. Andrew Weil’s main motivation in founding True Food Kitchen was to show people that there’s no opposition between food that tastes good and food that’s good for you. The restaurant’s menu emphasizes wholesome, simple ingredients with thoughtful preparations to highlight the natural health benefits of each ingredient. True Food Kitchen is also committed to sourcing the most creative and freshest in-season ingredients.
“We are thoughtful about all of our partnerships from growers and farmers to our business vendors,” said Allison Schulder, True Food Kitchen’s Chief Financial Officer. “We selected ENGIE Insight to help us manage our energy data and support us in identifying opportunities to improve our energy consumption and efficiencies across all of our locations.”
As an initial step to identify and manage costs, ENGIE Insight will collect a full accounting of True Food Kitchen’s utility history in order to build a solid cost and consumption baseline. ENGIE Insight will continue to centralize, audit, and process hundreds of utility and waste bills annually to reduce bill complexity and eliminate processing errors and fees. By capturing and analyzing utility data and combining it with advisory services, ENGIE Insight will help True Food Kitchen uncover opportunities for cost savings and formalize sustainability efforts.
“True Food Kitchen is committed to environmental stewardship and we look forward to supporting them in their sustainable resource management as they continue to grow,” said Mathias Lelievre President and CEO at ENGIE Insight. “We are very excited to be a part of the company’s innovation and sustainability journey.”
About ENGIE Insight Services Inc.
ENGIE Insight (formerly Ecova Inc.) works with multi-site businesses that aim to thrive in a sustainable world. With accurate and comprehensive resource data – including energy, water, waste, and telecommunications – ENGIE Insight applies technology and expertise to lower costs, drive efficiencies, and reduce environmental impact. Leading customers, including more than 25 percent of the Fortune 500, turn to ENGIE Insight to drive their sustainable resource management initiatives forward.
ENGIE Insight is part of ENGIE North America Inc., which manages a range of energy businesses in the U.S. and Canada, including clean electricity generation, cogeneration, and energy storage; retail energy sales; and comprehensive services to help customers run their facilities more efficiently and optimize their energy and other resource use and expense. For more information on ENGIE North America, visit www.engie-na.com or Twitter
About True Food Kitchen
Founded in Phoenix, Ariz. in 2008, True Food Kitchen is a restaurant and lifestyle brand inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food and thoughtfully crafted beverages can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. The restaurant brand is driven by a passionate collective of accomplished chefs, visionary restauranteurs, and a renowned doctor of integrative medicine – who believe delicious dining and conscious nutrition can go hand in hand, without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence. True Food’s seasonal menu is guided by the principles of Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid. True Food Kitchen emphasizes wholesome, simple ingredients with simple preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From nutrient-dense staples and carefully sourced proteins to little-known superfoods, True Food Kitchen is committed to sourcing the most responsible, most creative, freshest in-season ingredients. True Food Kitchen has 24 locations in 11 states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, with a robust development pipeline spanning the United States. To learn more, visit www.truefoodkitchen.com.