Refrigeration, Storage & Handling

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


Back bar units are taller and have interior lighting for displaying wine as well as canned and bottled beverages at the bar. Operators often use back bar units in conjunction with beer dispensing systems.

Due to a growing array of shelving options, there is no longer a one-size-fits-all approach with these units. In fact, some operators find careful planning prior to specifying solutions is necessary to make the most of designated storage space.

It is recommended that walk-in refrigerators and freezers receive proactive maintenance at least twice a year.

Underbar refrigeration is often used in the front-of-house bar area and designed for bottled beverages.

Foodservice operators should determine what products they will store in their walk-in refrigerators and freezers. An item’s density and temperature may mean it takes longer to get it to the right temperature.