HOT FOOD PROFIT POD IS A WINNER FOR HKS RETAIL
Article Date: 2015-07-07
In a joint venture, Adande® and Gamble Retail Solutions have supplied a hot foodservice ‘profit pod’ to HKS Retail Ltd’s forecourt store at a BP filling station in Leicester. The installation is part of the retailer’s new concept aimed at delivering fast service for hot food to go, including freshly baked pizzas, hot filled rolls, pastries, muffins, bagels, breakfast items and chips, as well as hot and cold drinks.
The development of HKS Retail’s new foodservice concept was driven by a desire to present a different style of freshly prepared hot food offer without the need for major investment in equipment or taking up a significant amount of floor space within the forecourt store. At the Leicester site the foodservice area occupies only a 3 x 2.5 m footprint and represents an investment of less than £18,000, including ancillary foodservice equipment, hot drink machines and shop fitting.
The ‘profit pod’ comprises a Gamble Ovention Matchbox 1313 oven, conveniently mounted on an Adande® two drawer refrigerator. With a footprint of just 1100 mm width by 700 mm depth, the unit provides a compact and complete solution for the storage, cooking and service of hot food to go.
The large capacity of the Adande® refrigerated drawers allows greater volumes of food to be stored conveniently at the point of preparation and service, eliminating the need for operators to leave their workstation to fetch merchandise. The unique ‘hold the cold’ technology of the Adande®units means that food may be held over extended periods, without compromise to product quality or appearance. The ability to control holding temperatures, independently within each drawer, allows chilled and frozen food to be stored within the same unit for even greater operational versatility.