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A Q&A with Scott Heim, President, Ventless Solutions, The Middleby Corporation

As consumers look for convenience and value in grab-and-go food options, convenience store operators face growing challenges with food waste, space, labor and food volume and variety.

Thinking about executing a ghost kitchen concept, but unsure where to start? No matter the type, size or menu, there’s a number of options that can help any operator capitalize on the popular and profitable ghost kitchen trend.

The real value of genuine OEM parts goes beyond the cost of the part. Learn how manufacturers, service technicians and parts distributors can work together to extend that value by delivering maximum equipment performance, as well as customer satisfaction.

A good relationship with your service provider matters more now than ever before. A responsive partner can offer education, communication and engagement that will give you confidence and comfort during this challenging time.

To better engage the explosive popularity of food delivery, many brands are eliminating their physical dining rooms and are shifting to an online-only approach to foodservice delivery, called Ghost Kitchens. What are the benefits of this approach and how can Kitchens To Go help?

Ventless kitchens are extremely popular in the current market. Any foodservice operation can accommodate a ventless kitchen, regardless of the kitchen location, structure or menu. Learn from Scott Heim, the Middleby “expert in all things ventless” as he shares the ventless kitchen benefits of time and cost savings as well as location and menu flexibility.

With school nutrition directors in the height of back-to-school programming, they face a number of challenges around feeding students. Explore how to safely and effectively execute a classroom meal delivery program this fall with a full system of mobile, flexible equipment

Food is a means of connection; a shared interest to bring us together and so ingrained in our lives that many food trends directly link to lifestyle trends. So, what happens to food culture now that we’ve been largely isolated for months?

The truth is we’re going to encounter diners with varying risk tolerance. Some will be ready to return to normal immediately, while others will remain apprehensive. To wit, a report by Chicago-based Datassential revealed that 86% of consumers plan to continue to maintain distance from others in order to minimize risk while dining out.

Discover how cooking in an Alto-Shaam Cook & Hold oven overnight allowed Bavette La Boucherie to reduce labor and food waste, while maximizing food quality and consistency.

While operating during COVID-19, how can you make safety an asset for your business and set yourself apart? It’s all about the safety “show and tell.” Learn tactics to consider in this article.

With minimal touching and handling now the status quo, convenience retailers are recognizing the need to modify their self-serve beverage programs with added hygiene and safety being top of mind.

Coupled with the acceleration of off-premise dining, operators continue to utilize limited time offers (LTOs) to drive sales as service models shift around the globe.

Where there are challenges, there is opportunity. In today’s convenience store environment, it’s the emerging technology that is changing self-service.

A Q&A with RATIONAL National Corporate Chef Billy Buck