Glass door or open-air display cases house refrigerated or frozen products, including beverages, ice cream, sandwiches, salads and other grab-and-go foods. Operators can position these units as endcaps in a retail setting or group them for a point-of-sale opportunity.
When deciding on a refrigerated display case, operators should determine the type of application to decide if a refrigerator, freezer or open-air merchandiser is most appropriate.
Proper care and maintenance play crucial roles in keeping refrigerated display cases operating at optimal efficiency. The typical service life for these units is about 7 to 12 years.
Foodservice operators often use undercounter refrigeration units as supplemental storage solutions for the front of the house or in the kitchen as part of a prep station. This versatile equipment can help operations conserve space.
This Heavy-Duty Column Wine Refrigerator is 7 feet tall with a 24-inch-by-24-inch footprint. It stores up to 99 bottles on adjustable shelves that can angle up or lay flat. Triple-pane, Low-E bronze-tinted glass blocks UV light. Interior LED lighting is blue and white. Stainless steel or wood overlay door finishes are available.
Randell (Unified Brands)
The FX Series convertible refrigeration system maintains consistent beginning temperatures for holding fish, meat, frozen smoothie ingredients, milk and more. The FX-2WS-290 uses R290 refrigerant, providing both freezer and refrigerator operation in a single SNAP-compliant unit.
Undercounter and underbar refrigeration serve as supplemental storage solutions for the front of house or in the kitchen as part of a prep station. Timothy A. Barker, founder of Table & Bar Consulting Group in Memphis, Tenn., provides information on what to consider when purchasing undercounter refrigeration.
Steve Waltz, senior associate/project manager at Cini-Little International, Inc., based in Washington, D.C., discusses the important factors to consider when choosing underbar equipment.