Hot food holding equipment tends to have two general applications: back of the house and merchandising holding.
The good news is that hot food holding equipment carries an Energy Star rating. The bad news is that this category is up for review by Energy Star and the products will need to go through a more stringent series of testing and verification steps in order to earn this much sought after rating. So the future for this product category is uncertain at the moment as foodservice equipment manufacturers continue to come to grips with the new Energy Star regulations.
In addition to stressing quantity, successful buffet and cafeteria operators continue to leverage a highly flexible foodservice equipment package to impress consumers with the quality of their product.