Who doesn’t love a visit to their favorite local ice cream shop? It is one of those nostalgic places that seems to have withstood the test of time, enchanting generation after generation. Whether customers are ordering classic hard ice cream or creamy soft serve, it is rare to see a face without a smile. But times are changing, and these days patrons are looking to get their favorite flavor served up with a bit of flare.
Quick and easy menu additions are a great way to gain the attention of your existing and potential clientele. Fun options like deep-fried desserts are sure to be a big hit among all ages. Imagine serving up crispy churros with a double scoop of Dulce de Leche Ice Cream, and drizzled with hot fudge. Are you drooling? Because you should be! Or, how about a deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich topped with peanut butter soft serve, a fresh strawberry sauce and chopped nuts. I mean, does it even get anymore decadent than that?!
Ok, now that we’ve tempted your taste buds, lets talk about the equipment that makes implementing a deep-fried menu not only possible but easy and affordable too. As many in the foodservice industry already know, hood and ventilation systems for open fryers can be super expensive. We’re talking as high as $30,000.00 in some cases. Here, at MTI we knew there had to be another way, so a little over 30 years ago, we created the AutoFry. An automatic, fully enclosed deep fryer that does the work for you, all while avoiding those crazy high hood costs. Today, we have a range of different models, including single and double baskets fryers, as well as models that can sit on just about any countertop, or stand freely if necessary.
The AutoFry® is also super simple to use, making it easy and safe for any employee to operate. No need to hire a fry cook, simply drop the product in the entry chute, select the desired cook time and let the AutoFry do the rest. When the timer sounds, the AutoFry will safely dispense the finished product, all while keeping employees out of harms way.
Adding deep-fried desserts to your ice cream shop doesn’t have to be complicated. With the right tools and information your shop will be headed for sweet success.