There are few bargains when it comes to purchasing the right cooking equipment. Functionality and practicality must coincide with an affordable price tag. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Just like the latest luxury car, a shiny, new piece of foodservice equipment can be hard to resist. But Brian Tucker, foodservice director for Lake, Fla.-based S
Hobart received recognition as Auntie Anne’s Inc.’s Outstanding Supplier of the Year for its customer service and product quality. Hobart supplies the HL200 20-quart Legacy Mixer for Auntie Anne’s retail locations. The mixer features ergonomic advancements to improve foodservice operations, productivity and labor efficiency. It offers a swing-out bowl to add and remove ingredients from
C-stores can add upscale appeal to their coffee, tea and other beverage dispensers by adding the new Crystal Handle from Tomlinson Industries. The handles are made from a durable crystal-clear resin, and can be used with any S, SP or MS Series faucet. Existing faucets can be converted to use Tomlinson’s premium handles, or the
Champs Chicken offers a variety of side dishes that will let consumers customize meals better: mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, seasoned green beans, seasoned corn, cinnamon candied apples, chicken gravy, white pepper gravy and sausage gravy. All of these items are packaged in small portion “boil in bags” that can be prepared on a stove
Champs Chicken designed a new, manual breading table that can help retailers get their foodservice prep work done faster. The table has a handle attached to a gear box that makes it almost like an auto sift breading table. Retailers can easily sift breading, breaking down the dough balls while removing unwanted items and dispensing
Convenience store operators have plenty of help when it comes to investing in a foodservice program. By Jim Callahan. I recently read that China’s convenience stores are experiencing double-digit growth in deli sales primarily driven by hot dog sales. But let’s be frank, nobody does hot dogs better than Americans. From the quality of the
San Jamar-Chef Revival releases a new “finish” option to several of its washroom and napkin dispensers. The Stainless Steel Finish dispensers offer an upscale look with the same quality and durability as traditional San Jamar dispenser finishes. The dispensers look like stainless steel, and coordinate well with stainless steel fixtures at half the cost of
Hoshizaki America introduces its Commercial Series Sandwich and Mega Top Prep Refrigerators. The new preparation refrigerators offer quality performance, which will sale convenience store operators money in operation costs. The stainless steel refrigerators have front-breathing air flow, which is great for tight spaces, advanced air flow system to maintain safe temperatures and all parts last
Event raises $20,000 for injured service men and women. For the second consecutive year, Hoshizaki America Inc. hosted a scramble golf event benefiting the Wounded Warriors Project: an organization that raises aid for severely injured service men and women. The event was held on Friday, May 11 at White Water Country Club, Fayetteville, Ga. More
Frontline International’s Box System for Dispensing Standard Packaged Oil is the winner of a 2012 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Award from the National Restaurant Association. The KI Award winners represent the most groundbreaking equipment on the market and are judged on their ability to cut costs and improve productivity and food quality in restaurant operations. Frontline’s
To be a winner in the foodservice arena, break out of the convenience store box and take some equipment cues from quick-service, fast casual and white tablecloth restaurants. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. No one understands the pain of working in a cramped space better than a food truck operator, said Larry Miller, president of
One of the most maligned pieces of equipment in all of foodservice—the roller grill—remains the backbone of many c-store foodservice programs, offering an inexpensive, labor-friendly way for operators to expand their fresh-food offering at a time when other nonfoodservice categories are declining. Roller grill sales are estimated to account for roughly 10-15% of convenience foodservice
Rich Gleitsmann joins Scotsman team. Scotsman Industries, a global commercial ice machine company, announced that Rich Gleitsmann has joined the organization as interim president of Scotsman Ice Systems, reporting to Kevin Fink, group managing director – Americas. Gleitsmann has more than 10 years’ experience in the foodservice industry. He has served as president of
Scotsman Ice Systems introduces the NU130, an undercounter commercial nugget ice machine perfect for tight spaces. The stainless-steel unit produces up to 125 pounds of soft, chewable ice in 24 hours while using less water and energy than cube ice machines. The NU130 allows operators to offer Scotsman’s Original Chewable Ice in applications with limited
Baxter, a designer and manufacturer of quality foodservice and bakery equipment worldwide, recently launched the next generation of its popular mini rotating rack oven. The new OV310 Series ovens include updated and additional features without sacrificing the quality performance or small footprint that have become industry standards. New features include a larger viewing area (350
APW Wyott shows off their new Expert Series Product Line including the HRS Tru-Heat Roller Grill, All in One Roller Grill and Re-Therm Cabinet. These products can help retailers increase performance within the profitable roller grill category.
What sets Hoshizaki Foodservice Equipment apart? Innovation, Quality and Service. Two key energy efficient products featured at NACS include ice makers for your dispensed beverage equipment needs delivering crystal clear cubes and under the counter energy efficient freezers. Cold air is delivered evenly providing no hot spots. Easy cleaning for the retailer!
Vitamix introduces The Quiet One, a powerful, premium blender that utilizes exclusive technology for superior noise reduction. An innovative door seal design, coupled with patent-pending floating technology, significantly reduces vibration transmission and improves airflow, which reduces sound, making The Quite One ideal for any front-of-the-house environment. It operates 18 decibels below its closest competitor on
Baxter’s bread slicers provide a convenient way to slice artisan breads. Among the quietest in the industry, Baxter slicers are ideally suited for a theater-style baking environment. Baxter bread slicers are offered with either manual or automatic operation in a range of sizes. Manual slicers feature an easy-to-use slice lever, enabling users to control the
New representative groups to cover sales in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, and Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. Master-Bilt, manufacturer of a full line of premier commercial refrigeration systems, has appointed Johnson Commercial Agents and Ross Marketing as new sales representative groups. Johnson Commercial Agents will cover the territories of North Dakota, South Dakota
Frontline International, a provider of smart oil management systems for waste oil, oil filtration and fresh oil, introduces the new Box System for standard packaged oil—an automated, convenient, safer and more cost-effective way to refill fryers with fresh cooking oil. When you use the Box System, you purchase your choice of fresh oil in boxes
Manitowoc Foodservice announces the promotion of Kathy Veder to the newly created position of vice president global accounts, Wendy’s, Chick-fil-A and Arby’s. In her new role, Veder will focus on marketing initiatives including strategic direction, product line management, business development, customer service and delivering on our promise to our end-user customers. Veder has over 20
Two awards presented to Manitowoc at the Subway chain’s annual convention. At the Subway restaurant chain’s annual convention held in San Francisco in July, Manitowoc Foodservice was the recipient of two distinguished awards that recognized excellence in customer service and innovation.