Browse our articles on serving equipment and find primers on a wide variety of specific product categories, including articles on how to specify, when to replace products and much more
Just as there is seemingly an endless variety of beverage types, a wide range of dispensers are available to meet the needs of foodservice operators.
The large and diverse beverage dispenser product category encompasses a variety of equipment for many types of drinks. In the area of carbonated beverages, foodservice operators can choose from multiple categories and equipment platforms. Ice/beverage combination units and ice/beverage countertop equipment represent the most common equipment operators use.
Soft-serve machines can dispense ice cream, frozen custard, sorbets and frozen yogurt. This equipment is common in frozen yogurt shops, ice cream stands, cafeterias, delicatessens, bakery/cafes, and quick-service restaurants to name a few.
Refrigerated display cases are available in a variety of configurations with a wide range of options and refrigeration system choices.
Refrigerated display cases can last for many years when properly maintained. Yet, there are signs that signify a unit needs to be replaced.
Refrigerated display cases offer both closed and open air units for a variety of uses. Operators need to weigh the energy usage versus the convenience factor when deciding on which type is best. Here are a number of factors foodservice operators and their supply chain partners should consider when specifying these units.
Closed refrigerated display cases are Energy Star rated, and all units offer a number of options that can help increase energy efficiency.
Foodservice operators use open refrigerated display cases to sell a variety of food and beverage items that must remain cool but not frozen. Examples of products these display cases can house include pre-packaged items such as salads and sandwiches and beverages.