One Take CEO Interview

Jeff Kiesel, CEO of Restaurant Technologies Inc.

During this unrehearsed, unedited interview, Restaurant Technologies Inc. (RTI) CEO Jeff Kiesel shares how his business overcame significant COVID-19-related challenges and along the way, improved its go-to-market strategy and how it takes care of its 10 largest clients. It also consolidated/simplified its IT systems and centralized administrative work. When COVID first affected RTI’s business, it furloughed 250 people. All but 7 have since returned to work (five retired), plus another 350 have been hired during 2021 and dozens more a month are expected to be added through December.

RTI delivers new and recovers used cooking oil for more than 30,000 restaurants as well as food service providers serving commercial and non-commercial customers. It is based in Mendota Heights, Minn., and operates through 40 depots located across most of the country. It also provides fry cook hood cleaning systems and services, a niche it began covering about four years ago. MORE

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