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Popeyes restaurant at Atlanta International Airport selects R290 units

The propane kitchen fridges are the only units “that meet all of the temperature requirements in airport inspections,” says Maintenance Supervisor

| | Feb 18, 2019 | 11:33 am
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 18 February 2019: Mack II Inc., which operates three Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta, Georgia, plans to replace the refrigerators in one of the outlets with propane (R290) units from Victory Refrigeration, the company announced in a Press communiqué.

“The new units are part of a five-year remodelling process that will close the restaurant for three to four weeks,” said Cheryl Evans, Maintenance Supervisor, Mack II. The company runs a number of other franchised outlets at the airport, the communiqué said. The Popeyes restaurant being remodelled is the chain’s highest-revenue unit in the world, with more than USD 6 million generated annually, the communiqué further said. The R290 fridges – at a sandwich station and workstation, and an under-counter cooler – will reside in the kitchen behind the serving counter, the communiqué also said. The freezers are not being replaced, the communiqué added.

Evans said she selected the Victory units because they are the only units “that meet all of the temperature requirements in airport inspections”. Doors, she added, “are the key to keeping the temperature correct”.

Victory has switched all of its equipment to R290, Evans noted. She was concerned about R290’s flammability, since the fridges will be adjacent to fryers. “I talked extensively to the factory before I made the decision, and I felt like we could handle the changes,” she said. Evans added that she is also encouraged by the warranty on the units, which provide coverage for three years on parts and labour and five years on the compressor.

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