Ventless Revolution

Expanded Convenience: Exploring Three Big Trends in Cstore Foodservice

In the last 15 years, foodservice has steadily grown from being something cstores should do, to something they MUST do if they want to remain competitive in the market. Cstores across the nation, both big and small, are revamping their layouts, adding equipment, and remarketing themselves as food destinations. But why now? What’s the big...

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Filter Changes for Long Equipment Life

When it comes to making a marketing pitch for the AutoFry, there’s a lot that can be said about our ventless deep fryer. But the one thing that stands out to me most, is the longevity of our equipment. How many pieces of equipment do you know of that have 20+ year lifespans?!

Indeed, AutoFry has been known to outlive businesses in many cases!...

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Industry Spotlight: Increase Cinema Profits with Hot Prepared Foods

Cinemas have long been focused on popcorn, candy and soft drinks to supplement their theatre profits with concession sales. But is popcorn enough to keep a business thriving? Industry giants like AMC Entertainment, Regal Cinemas , and Cinemark Theaters have all made the leap into food service as their new profit strategy to stay alive...

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Industry Spotlight: Using a Deep Fryer to Increase Pizzeria Profits

If there is one thing you can always count on, its America’s continued love for fried foods. As we lean towards healthier habits and food choices, you might think fried foods would have lost their fan base, but quite the opposite is true. Now, more than ever, creative chefs are coming up with new and unusual ways to deep fry just about...

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Four Levels of Cinema Dining and How to Choose the Right One for your Business

Cinema dining is becoming more and more prevelant in theaters across the globe. As customers crave more experiential entertainment options, cinemas have no choice but to expand into the foodservice realm. If you’re not yet thinking about food service, or perhaps you’ve thought about it but aren’t sure where to start, this blog is for you. Today...

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NRA Recap: Generational Foodservice Trends and Predictions

Another year of the National Restaurant Show has come and gone. Did you make it out to Chicago for this year’s NRA show? If you missed it, the good news is that I attended and I’m a copious note taker! So today, let’s talk about one of the biggest reoccurring topics at the show: generational influences on the restaurant industry and foodservice...

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Cstore Breakfast Foodservice by the Numbers

Breakfast has long been touted as the most important meal of the day, and whether your #teambreakfast or #teambrunch, it’s hard to miss breakfast as a huge profit maker for the convenience channel. In CSP’s 2016 The Business of Food report, 62% of consumers reported purchasing prepared food from a cstore, this is a 10 point increase from last...

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AutoFry 101: What is Simplifry Technology?

Since its creation, AutoFry has been pushing the envelope on kitchen innovation. From its automated frying process to the built in ANSUL fire suppression system, AutoFry has always led the charge when it comes to ventless frying. Ten years ago we released a new and unique feature on our AutoFryers called Simpifry™ technology and it’s been...

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Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks from the Experts

The weather is getting warmer, birds are returning from their voyage down south, and new buds are forming on trees - all this can only mean one thing: Spring has arrived! The season of new growth is upon us and now is the perfect time to announce our Spring Cleaning Sale on our AutoFry Webstore.

For a very limited time select cleaners have...

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Lessons from CinemaCon and the International Pizza Expo

This week, two of my favorite things came together in Las Vegas for their respective annual trade shows: Movies and Pizza. Really, a match made in heaven, these two industries are both evolving in many ways.

At CinemaCon, owners and operators are finding in-theater dining to be the next big profit maker. And at the International Pizza Expo,...

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