McDonald's 100 Flagship Green Restaurant

McDonald’s Australia 1000th Restaurant A Sustainability Flagship

In December, McDonald’s Australia opened its 1000th store, and it’s celebrating by launching the first “green” Macca’s in Australia.   The green Macca’s is located in Melton, South Victoria, and this first-ever sustainability flagship McDonald’s features a stack of environmentally friendly elements including 100 per cent renewable energy, carbon-neutral McDelivery and a recycling centre for…

ventilation systems grease build-up

Ventilation Systems Hygiene More Vital Than Ever

Businesses and facility managers should look after the hygiene of their ventilation systems even more so in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).   As part of efforts to cut costs in the wake of the disruptions being caused during repeated lock-downs, some businesses may look to…

grease hood filters by Shepherd Filters

Disposable Hood Grease Filters Results

Our disposable hood grease filters capture up to a near-perfect 98% of airborne grease before it reaches the kitchen exhaust system. We’d like to share some photos to show you just how effective Shepherd Filters can be are reducing your routine cleaning costs and minimising your fire risk.   The Shepherd Filters team performed several…

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Shepherd Filters Supporting Australian Farmers

We can safely say that 2020 hasn’t been short of a news story, with a global pandemic, elections, and sports taking up the majority of headlines. Yet the hard work and dedication that our Aussie [and international] farmers show, day in and day out should never be forgotten. After years of drought, the rains have…

Kitchen Ducts and the Invisible Enemy

Whilst kitchen ducts may be out of sight, they should never be out of mind as grease build-up in commercial extraction systems is one of the most common causes of fire & other safety concerns within the foodservice industry. Taking a look at our news updates alone is a clear indication that grease fires are…

kitchen canopy cleaning and inspections

Kitchen Canopy Inspections Should Be Put On The Menu

The word “cleaning” often assumes hiring a kitchen canopy cleaning company to remove grease build-up from within the kitchen exhaust system. This is a critical routine process that cannot be bypassed, yet there are many ways restaurant facility professionals can ensure that staff in-house also do their part to help reduce the risk of grease…

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18 Months in with Disposable Grease Hood Filters

This Sydney-based restaurant has been using Shepherd Filters grease hood filters for over 18 months now. Grease build-up has been minimal (staining only), reducing the frequency of costly routine duct cleaning significantly!   One of many within this restaurant chain to have made the switch to the Shepherd Filters solution, they are now reaping the…

Cafe Reopens Following Kitchen Grease Fire

After closing for 19 days following a kitchen grease fire that broke out after hours on the night of Aug. 9, Sweet n Savory Cafe has reopened for business.   Owner Rob Shapiro said the fire resulted from an effort to start up an older piece of kitchen equipment, which then caught fire. The fire…