Refrigeration, Storage & Handling

Check out vendor-neutral guides to specific product types below.

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Choosing the appropriate storage can play a role in improving staff productivity by making it easier for them to find what they need to execute the tasks at hand.

Warmers/merchandisers are not only functional, but they also serve as a selling vehicle for a variety of food types. These units offer both self- and full-service capabilities and are often used in the front of house to display either plated or packaged food.

Keeping warmers/merchandisers clean and properly maintained will enhance customer appeal as well as the appearance of food displays.

Walk-in refrigerators provide a large amount of space for food storage on-site, operating more efficiently than multiple reach-in coolers or freezers. These units also can serve as large auxiliary rooms for prepping ingredients.

When purchasing a warmer/merchandiser, its utilization will determine the type the operation requires. While self-serve units provide access to customers during slower periods of the day, products must be replenished regularly for a full appearance. Also, packaging plays a part in whether the food looks appealing in these units.

Walk-in refrigerators provide a large amount of space for food storage on-site, operating more efficiently than multiple reach-in coolers or freezers. These units also can serve as large auxiliary rooms for prepping ingredients.