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A&W Awarded the FortisBC Efficiency in Action Award!

Last week, A&W Food Services was recognized as one of the top energy saving organizations in BC with the FortisBC Efficiency in Action Award for the foodservice sector. FortisBC is the electric power and natural gas distributor and retailer in the province of British Columbia.

The annual Efficiency in Action Awards ceremony recognizes organizations from all industries who have achieved exceptional energy savings in building construction and improvements to their operations. By working together to choose energy-efficient equipment including Energy Star fryers and grills, our restaurants are reducing energy usage and lowering operating costs making A&W a leader in our industry. Congratulations to everyone involved and let’s continue doing the right thing to set the standard in energy efficiency!

Read more about the Efficiency in Action Awards and our recognition below:

FortisBC - Efficency in Action Awards
FortisBC - Efficiency in Action Award Winners

Becoming a Green Leader

At A&W Home Office we now rely solely on 100% renewable natural gas to power our test kitchen/ Innovation Centre where our tasty menu items first come to life. But what exactly does renewable natural gas mean?

Renewable natural gas is a product of biogas, created from decomposing organic waste, agricultural waste and wastewater from treatment facilities. This substitute for standard gas is carbon neutral, as it’s made from an abundant renewable resource helping to reduce our office’s carbon footprint.

By making the switch to renewable gas A&W is now also a Fortis BC Green Leader, joining a select group of other businesses making the switch to become carbon neutral with natural gas. This is just one additional step in our mission to cut down on A&W’s carbon emissions and demonstrate environmental responsibility.

high-efficiency filter fryers

Saving energy, one fry at a time.

Another way that we’re cutting back our energy consumption is through the use of high-efficiency filter fryers. 321 of our restaurants already have these new fryers, which use less oil and half the gas of traditional fryers. That’s a lot less energy for a lot more delicious rings and fries.