Monthly Archives: March 2010

Hit a Home Run by Concession Merchandising the Right Way at a Ballgame

The crack of a bat or the pop of pitch hitting the catchers mitt, means baseball season here. At the game, you have many options from hotdogs, hot pretzels, nachos, hot sandwiches and many other food products. You mosey yourself up to the concession stand to see that the concession stand is lacking equipment to store and keep these food items at optimal temperature for customers.

Here at Burkett Restaurant and Supply we can help and make some suggestions for your concession stand to make is successful for this baseball season. First a countertop merchandiser to hold hot sandwiches, breakfast burritos and other snack foods will attract customers to spend that little extra for the. The Hatco GRSDS-24-120-QS heated counter top display is perfect for any ball park or concession stand to keep those sandwiches warm. If you need more capacity then look at the Vollrath line of countertop warming unit such as the Cayenne 40733. I like this unit because it has heat and humidity control and has three adjustable shelves.If you need to hold pizza, then I suggest the Nemco 6422 4-Shelf Heated Pizza Merchandiser. For pretzels we would suggest using the revolving pretzel merchandiser like the Nemco 6423 2-Shelf Heated Pretzel Merchandiser. Given the right equipment any concession stand can almost offer a full meal at the ball game and still serve items that are nutritious as well as delicious.

For more information or help setting up your concessions stand visit us at burkett.com or reach out to one of our trusted sales reps.

Batter Up! Gear Up Concession Stands!

Batter up! Baseball season is coming soon. What’s better than a cool refreshing beverage of your choice and a hot dog at the ball game! Now is the time for those concession stands to start gearing up for the season. Hot dog equipment is available in many different styles, sizes and capacities. There are a wide variety of ways in which the hot dogs can be presented in a concession stand. The first unit is has a 18 dog and 12 bun capacity, which is the Star 174CBA 18 hot dog cradle broiler. There are also steamer type hot dog units that hold 150 hot dogs and 30 buns.

If you want to have the ability to offer foot longs, polish style, and other styles you may want to go with a hot dog roller grill. There are different capacities of these as well . The rollers come in chrome and non stick for easy clean up. There are bun warmers that can sit underneath them as well as sneeze guards for self-service. If you want to look at some of the different sizes, capacities and options please check out Star, Vollrath and Nemco on our website. Don’t forget the tongs and other accessories to go with them. Three strikes you are out in baseball but your never out with a good hot dog!!

For more information visit us at burkett.com or reach out to one of our trusted sales reps.

A Meat Slicer Is A Meat Slicer…Right?

Talking to a customer the other day that needed a slicer and asked what he was going to slice he thought that was a odd question. He said “A slicer is a slicer! Right?”.

There are many questions that need answers to properly size a slicer. The two items in any kitchen you do not want to under size is an ice machine and a slicer. If you are going to slice lunch meat, onions, tomatoes etc.. you can get by with a belt driven unit. Slicers are rated for how many total hours per day they will be used. It goes from one hour such as the globe model C9 which is for light duty, use up to two hours per day such as the globe model G12 ,G12A.
You also should look at the horsepower of the motor and the diameter of the blade.

If you want to be safe and not worry about what you will be slicing then consider the model S13, SG13-05 or SG13 which are all heavy duty rated slicers. These units are suitable for deli operation since they are rated for all day slicing of both meats and cheeses. Of course once you are done slicing you need to make sure you weigh the product out correctly. If you are selling to the public by the ounce or by the pound you have to use a scale that is legal for trade, such as the Globe model GSP30A which is a label printing scale. This scale will have to be certified by the state weights and measure board. You can not use a regular scale if you are selling to the public by the measured amount. If you just need to weigh 4 ounces of meat or three ounces of cheese, then you can use a basic portion scale. So remember, keep in mind how much and how often you are slicing!

For more information on all your slicing needs visit us at burkett.com or reach out to one of our trusted sales reps.

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