Shari’s Serve Up the Savings
The success of Shari’s Restaurants energy and sustainability program shows how Fortune 1000 companies can improve business results by reducing energy and other facility expenses, while also managing risk and strengthening overall environmental performance. Data visibility has enabled Shari’s to see more and save more, realizing 16-percent year-over-year improvement through informed decision making.
To achieve these savings, Shari’s first needed to know where to focus its efforts. Shari’s, a chain of 100 family-dining restaurants, has implemented a corporate-wide energy management program that combines data management, audits and energy performance initiatives that give Shari’s a precise view of energy usage across its restaurant chain.
Key lesson 1: Invest in research and data collection to make informed decisions.
Key lesson 2: Make energy management part of everyone’s job.
Our Speaker: Jodenne Scott
Jodenne Scott has nearly 26 years of accounting and financial experience. As the newly appointed Director of Financial Support Services for Shari’s Restaurants, Jodenne’s primary duties include researching, analyzing, recommending, planning, monitoring cash forecasting and risk management. She works with store managers, vendor’s utilities and company executives and drives the execution of the company’s energy management strategy. It is Jodenne’s responsibility to coordinate the evolution of Shari’s energy management goals into actionable items. She communicates to Executive team members, store managers and employees the cost benefits, the reduction of the carbon emissions and ways to improve energy efficiency measures.
Jodenne graduated from Portland State University with a BS in Business/Accounting. She has a Certified Treasury Professional designation (since 1998). Jodenne is a member of the Client Advisory Board for Ecova as well as a member of AFP. She is married and has two children. Her hobbies include golf, camping, archery, softball and wine tasting.
Shari’s Restaurant and Pies is based in Beaverton, Oregon with nearly 4,500 employees, the chain currently has 100 locations throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Wyoming, Idaho, and Nebraska. We are family dining with a varied menu available 24 hours a day.
Articles that Shari’s has been featured in:
Restaurant and Growth Magazine
Chain Store Age Magazine
Energy Spotlight – Roseburg, OR
OPB – Think Out Loud – Water Conservation radio interview
H20 Score website
Ecova – Case Study webinar
HydroPoint WeatherTRAK webinar
NW Natural Gas and Energy Solutions Center (ESC) Keynote speaker
Award – Recycle at Work – Washington County stores