Waffle House Inc. has announced that it has installed solar hot water collectors on the roof of one of their 1,500 restaurants in the United States. The initiative began in order to keep the restaurant’s energy costs down.
The Georgia-based restaurant chain, Waffle House, has announced that it has gone solar, at least to one of its 1,500 restaurants, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. First Century Energy installed four solar hot water collectors on the roof of the Jimmy Carter Boulevard restaurant.
Waffle House’s latest installation will account for half of the restaurant’s daily hot water needs and the chain expects to pay off the solar energy program within the next five years.
“We believe clean energy solutions make sense both for the environment and as a way to keep our energy costs down,” said Waffle House Vice President, Ben Aune in a statement issued to the public, reports 11 Alive. “Keeping energy costs down helps us pass along those savings to our customers.”
The company will continue to offset a portion of its hot water bill over the next 25 years of the new system.