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How Burkett is Providing Sanitary Solutions for Your Business

With the continuing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and mandatory closings of all businesses deemed “non-essential” sweeping the nation, we are determined to protect you, our friends in food service and other essential industries. We have transformed our entire business to make sure we are providing the critical equipment, supplies, and support you may need to respond to COVID-19.

We’re closely following the situation each day and making any adjustments necessary to protecting our employees, our customers, and our community. We will always keep you updated on any new developments to our business as things move forward.

Here are some changes we’ve made for you!

Your Online Experience

We have created a new webpage in order to more easily assist you during this time: Coronavirus Commercial Kitchen Essentials (CVCKE). This is constantly being updated to offer you equipment, supplies and other resources to help you respond to new CDC guidelines and supply chain constraints. These necessary items include:

We continue to work with suppliers worldwide to expand this offering to further satisfy the demands of new regulations and safety concerns.

If there is something you need that you don’t see listed on our website, contact us and we’ll do whatever we can to meet your needs!

Your Showroom Experience

We have taken measures to keep you healthy should you choose to shop in our showroom. Latex gloves and sanitizing wipes are provided for you as you enter the building so you can wipe down your cart and shop safely.

Special Showroom Hours
We are offering, by appointment, a one-on-one personal shopping experience between 8am – 8:30am to better support at-risk customers. We are asking our customers to respect these special hours for those who are most at risk in our community.

We have temporarily closed the Showroom on Saturdays to the public, but we do still have availability for you to contact us and order over the phone from 9am – 2pm!

Monday through Friday, we still have our regular walk-in hours from 8:30am – 5pm.

Your Delivery Experience

If ordering over the phone, local customers can choose to pick up their purchases in-store, pick-up curbside, or even ship it straight to your door with local delivery!

Whether you’re picking up an order or we are delivering it to you locally, we’ll use masks and gloves while assisting you with your order. Our team will wipe off equipment after an unpackaged item is loaded in your vehicle or delivered to your location. We can use suitable customer supplied disinfectant if you need. We are also willing to sign on your behalf if you request to reduce risk.

Your Burkett team is here to help. If there is anything we can do to help you navigate through these changing times, call/text/email your personal sales representative or any member of our team. We are in this together, and we will get through this together!

For more information about Burkett, please visit https://www.burkett.com, email sales@burkett.com or call 800-828-8564. To learn more about Burkett’s response to the COVID-19 virus and to shop the CVCKE webpage, visit: https://www.burkett.com/coronavirus-commercial-kitchen-essentials

COMMERCIAL FOODSERVICE DISTRIBUTION CONTINUES DURING COVID-19

BURKETT TAKES ACTION TO SUPPORT FOOD SERVICE PROVIDERS AS THE INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO NEW CDC GUIDELINES AND CONSTRAINTS ON SUPPLY CHAIN

Perrysburg, Ohio – In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies is pleased to announce the release of Coronavirus Commercial Kitchen Essentials (CVCKE), a webpage offering equipment, supplies and support to help food service providers respond to new CDC guidelines and supply chain constraints.

“With the conronavirus continuing to spread, foodservice operators are faced with heightened responsibilities in protecting their staff and the people they serve. We have turned our focus to providing safe solutions that make it easier for operators of government facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, prisons and institutions, military sites, groceries and restaurants to respond to the changes they are facing.”

Jameel Burkett, Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies President & CEO

The webpage was launched with a limited offering on Thursday, March 19. Burkett continues to work with suppliers worldwide to expand the current offering to further satisfy the demands of new regulations and safety concerns. Industry buyers are asked to contact Burkett with additional needs not met by the current CVCKE site.

Burkett has provided hygienic commercial foodservice solutions to hospitals, healthcare facilities, military facilities, prisons, institutions, groceries, convenience stores and restaurants with dine-in, carryout, curbside and delivery capabilities since 1977. Burkett is honored by its partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration as GSA contractor No. 47QSWA18D002G.

CVCKE allows buyers to easily navigate products in several key categories:

Health, Sanitation & Wellness

Food business owners have particular responsibilities under food law and must maintain proper hygiene practices at all times by providing the correct facilities, e.g. hand washing, to enable staff to practice good hygiene and help prevent the spread of germs and illness.

Warewashing & Sterilization

Commercial sterilization products are designed to protect against contamination between raw or undercooked foods and cooked or ready to eat foods. Current information suggests that the coronavirus may survive a few hours on surfaces; proper warewashing and sterilization equipment is a must.

Ice & Water Dispensers

Today’s environment demands a sanitary ice maker/dispenser design that keeps ice fully contained until it is needed, minimizing the opportunity for cross-contamination and keeping your ice clean.

Commercial Refrigeration & Freezers

Improve the safety and quality of food and ingredients with Commercial Refrigeration. Whether you need a 1 door unit for quick and easy convenience, a chest freezer, or a large walk-in cooler to satisfy your business’s heavy-duty storage needs, Burkett is your one-stop-shop for all refrigeration and kitchen essentials.

Carryout & Meal Delivery

As the number of cases of the novel coronavirus increases, many states are taking drastic measures to enforce social distancing – a step that is believed to be imperative to slowing the virus’s spread. The governors of 15 states have already ordered all bars and restaurants closed for dine-in service, allowing only carryout and delivery services to continue. CVCKE is a resource for restaurateurs who want to evolve their business.

To maintain a safe working environment for employees, Burkett has implemented the following changes:

  • Third-party janitorial service implementing added cleaning measures to disinfect the workplace
  • All sick employees required to stay home
  • Office team members moved to virtual office environments, utilizing computer-based meetings
  • Revised corporate travel policies to minimize unnecessary exposure
  • Enforcing CDC guidelines for more than 6′ working space
  • Enforcing social distancing with no more than 10 employees in an individual workspace
  • Ongoing communication of contingency plans to employees

For more information about Burkett, please visit https://www.burkett.com, email sales@burkett.com or call 800-828-8564. To learn more about Burkett’s response to the COVID-19 virus and to shop the CVCKE webpage, visit: https://www.burkett.com/coronavirus-commercial-kitchen-essentials

Portable Draft Beer Keg Coolers: Perfect for the Outdoors!

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How do you plan to store and cool beer kegs during a concert or outdoor party? Keg coolers can be portable and provide great performance for parties, receptions, and more. Burkett Restaurant Equipment carries a variety of portable draft beer keg coolers, all of which are the perfect accessory for your outdoor events and catering! Two coolers that we suggest are from True Manufacturing, a leader in the refrigeration industry. 

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The True TDD-1 Keg Cooler allows you to keep a keg of your customers’ favorite draft right in front of the bar. This beer dispenser is designed with enduring value and quality. It is made with the highest quality materials, and assures colder product temperatures and years of trouble-free service. This oversized, factory balanced, refrigeration system holds 33°F to 38°F (.5°C to 3.3°C). With a stainless steel counter top and black vinyl exterior, this cooler not only looks great, but hides scratches and dents well.

 

 

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The True TDD-1-S Keg Cooler from Burkett Restaurant Equipment lets you provide your customers with chilled-to-perfection brews. It also keeps your drafts fresh for long periods of time, all without reducing quality or taste. It is also an oversized, factory balanced, refrigeration system that holds 33°F to 38°F (.5°C to 3.3°C). Its interior features a stainless steel floor with 1/2″ (13 mm) reinforced lip, and heavy gauge galvanized steel walls. It is NSF-7 approved for bottled and packaged product. The cooler comes with an anodized aluminum glass rail on top that provides convenient storage for glasses.

 

Keg coolers are available in different materials and sizes, and finding the right one for you is easy with Burkett. Visit our website for the current selection, and contact a sales representative for more details or questions. Your guests deserve the coldest draft beer and fast service, so give them both with a draft keg cooler from True.

Buying Guide: Undercounter Refrigerators and Freezers

Undercounter FreezerUndercounter Refrigerators and freezers are a great addition to any front or back-of-house food prep area due to their versatility of design. Below, we’ve provided a brief overview on the variety of worktops and models available to the foodservice industry.

Undercounter refrigerators and freezers provide a sanitary work surface for food prep as well as a convenient refrigerated base to aide efficiency in your foodservice establishment. Typical undercounter refrigerators and freezers have a 35 ½ inch working height. Worktop units come standard with a 4 inch back splash. In addition, custom applications are available on standard flat top design units that do not feature a back splash.

Undercounter units are available in a variety of sizes and widths. When you’re ordering your new or used undercounter refrigerator or freezer, make sure you first verify and then specify your counter height. Low profile casters are available to ensure counter height clearance.  Single door units are available in a range of sizes, including 27 inches wide, 36 inches wide, and 48 inches wide. If you prefer a two-door under counter refrigerator or freezer, a 60 inch wide unit is available; as well as a three-door 72 inch unit.

Standard Features Included on all undercounter refrigerators and freezers include:

  1. Stainless Steel top, front, and sides
  2. Front-breathing, self-contained refrigeration
  3. Castors on the bottom of the unit
  4. Positive Seal magnetic door gaskets ensuring freshness for your contents

Additional options available include the following:

  1. Single or double over shelves
  2. Poly cutting boards
  3. Drawers in lieu of doors
  4. Glass doors
  5. Remote refrigeration

Top 10 Reasons to Buy True Refrigeration

TRU-T49-2There’s a reason True Manufacturing has been rated Best in Class and the leader in commercial refrigeration.

Eric M. Krupa, who is the Service Manager at Burkett, can attest to the unmatched quality of True products. As the manager of the technicians responsible for reconditioning our selection of used products, Eric has seen the full gamut of brands, qualities and conditions. Regardless of age or use, True, he says, is the standard by which they are all measured.

“I have been repairing or refurbishing refrigeration equipment for nearly 17 years and still have yet to see a company as complete and consistent in the refrigeration category as True. In a service technician’s eyes, True Refrigeration remains the baseline for all other companies. With each import company that pops up in the industry, we commonly compare their structure, function, and longevity to that of True. True is a company that has stood the test of time, and continues to impress even the most critical of technicians. Whether you are buying new or used, True Refrigeration will meet your needs in a multitude of applications.”

If that’s not enough to convince you of the quality of the leader in commercial refrigerators, here’s 10 more reasons to stay true to True.

1. Hydrocarbon Refrigeration System

True produces environmentally friendly hydrocarbon refrigeration systems by matching and balancing oversized compressors, evaporators, and condenser coils. These refrigeration systems include shorter run times, lower energy consumption, and the industry’s coldest holding temperatures. True’s evaporator coils have 20%-40% more surface area than the industry standard resulting in faster pull down of product temperatures and quicker recovery times. By utilizing large condensers with more standard passes, True units will ensure better food preservation in the hottest, most extreme foodservice environments.

2. Fan Motors

True’s low velocity motor fans are completely sealed, oil-filled, and self-lubricating. They have a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years! The motors are matched with larger fan blades giving True cabinets high volume low velocity airflow that produces a large volume of air passing across the evaporator at a slow rate. This allows for faster recovery and better uniform temperature throughout the refrigeration unit.

3. High-Density Insulation

True continues its commitment to sustainability by pioneering the use of Ecomate, a foamed in place, CFC free polyurethane, high-density insulation. Ecomate provides unparalleled strength, rigidity, and an increase to an already industry-exceeding insulation factor, with zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and zero global warming potential (GWP).

4. Outstanding Aftersale Support

Along with their 3 year parts & labor warranty and 7 year compressor warranty, True’s exclusive unit warranty is the envy of the industry. At no additional cost, customers enjoy the option of having the entire condensing unit replaced. This consists of a new compressor, condenser, start components, and fan motor; all of which are pre-assembled and shipped from the factory.

5. Shelving

True internally manufactures their own heavy-duty shelves, utilizing larger diameter steel for strength. The shelves are bonded with powdered PVC to prevent chipping and peeling.

6. Customer Service

True employs their own internal customer service, parts customer service, and technical support to be there to help at any time throughout the life of your unit. True’s dedicated staff is a great source for educated sales, design and after sale support.

7. ENERGY STAR

True is committed to eco-friendly manufacturing by meeting and surpassing the energy standards while not sacrificing performance. By using oversized, higher capacity, balanced refrigeration systems, true outperforms industry efficiency expectations.

8. Made in the USA

True is committed to producing high quality products that are manufactured in the USA. True manufactures each cabinet using an industry leading combination of high quality metals and components designed to optimize cabinet performance.

9. 100% Run Testing

In order to verify that all units re manufactured properly and to specification, True run tests every single model as a part of the final quality inspection before releasing the unit into finished goods inventory.

10. Availability

By maintaining an extensive level of inventory in their Missouri based manufacturing facility, True can fill nearly 100% of standard items within 2-3 days of receiving and processing your purchase order.

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