XLERATOR® Hand Dryer: The ‘Wicked’ Good Combination of Hygiene, Sustainability and Savings

Hand Dryers Save the Pizza Shoppe A Lot of Dough

Hygienic Hand Dryers that are Sustainable and Save You Dough are Wicked Good

Where will you go first? The choices can be overwhelming when visiting a food festival. Do you go straight for your favorite food or do you start light and build your own menu? Veterans of the event have done their research and strategized how to navigate a sea of options effectively.

When navigating hand drying solutions, you might likewise find yourself overwhelmed. Let Excel Dryer be your roadmap to lead your facility toward improved hygiene, sustainability, and cost-savings.

Stacking up savings like pancakes

One of the key factors to having a successful venture at a food festival is having the wallet to support your stomach. Lucky for you, XLERATOR® delivers instantaneous cost-savings for your facility. The Pizza Shoppe of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts capitalized on the benefits of XLERATOR Hand Dryers, realizing an annual savings of $4,587. To put this in perspective, this equates to an additional 1,500 pizzas per year or nearly $20,000 in potential additional revenue.

“Excel Dryer’s analysis proves that high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers not only provided a significant cost savings, but they are better for the environment,” said Tony Giuggio, owner of The Pizza Shoppe. “XLERATOR is a real win-win solution for small business owners and we are thrilled to have installed XLERATOR Hand Dryers at The Pizza Shoppe, one for every restroom.”

Fellow local establishment, Max Burger, called up Excel when opening their second location in 2012. A customized cost-savings analysis revealed that Max Burger used nearly 750,000 paper towels with a total cost of $5,850 annually. By installing XLERATOR Hand Dryers, Max Burger saved an estimated $5,191 each year versus paper towels.

Consider a Hygienic Hand Dryer Solution

Greener than a Caesar salad

Hand-drying technology doesn’t get any eco-friendlier than Excel Dryer’s original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR, the first-hand dryer to be BuildingGreen® Approved. In fact, Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, called upon Excel to equip the stadium with more than 125 XLERATOR Hand Dryers. Prior to pairing with Excel, Gillette was using an average of 6,264,000 paper towels per year, at a cost of $50,000. That’s enough used paper towels to stretch 1,087 miles—or the distance from New York City to Miami! The Patriots saved 95% vs. paper towel costs, maintenance and waste while minimizing their carbon footprint by 70%.

“While our primary focus remains on creating the ultimate fan experience, we’re continually looking for new areas to make environmental improvements,” said Jim Nolan, vice president of operations, Gillette Stadium. “Updating the restrooms with XLERATOR Hand Dryers represents another large step in reducing our carbon footprint.”

Hygiene is the final course

After chowing down on a rack of ribs or cracking into a fresh Maine lobster, you may feel tempted to clean and then dry your hands with paper towels…but that would put a damper on your otherwise filling day. Research has shown that 17 species of bacteria can exist on unused paper towels. Research has shown that 17 species of bacteria can exist on unused paper towels. Is that really what you want to use to dry your hands? XLERATOR Hand Dryer’s sensor-activated technology reduces touch points and significantly improves hand hygiene.

“Visitors don’t want to touch something that hundreds of other people have touched,” said Steve Stroh, assistant deputy director of electrical and mechanical maintenance at Grand Central Terminal. “We also tried Dyson Airblade hand dryers in our employee restrooms but it was a test that didn’t pass. We had more problems with those not working.”

According to Stroh, the trough-style hand dryers required more maintenance and collected excess water and waste, which is why the XLERATOR Hand Dryer is used throughout the public and office spaces of the terminal.

XLERATOR offers a track record of success across various types of venues, big or small. When it’s time to update your facility, will you decide it’s Time To Throw In The Towel®?