Fresh, high quality food is a key differentiator for convenience stores looking to grow their foodservice offering, and has compounded in recent times by the outbreak of COVID-19.
The pandemic, however, has in turn served to highlight the benefit of cooking and holding systems that are easy to install and even easier to operate, often with programmable, easy to use controls—requiring little to no staff training.
Alto-Shaam provides a full system of solutions for convenience stores that is critical to supporting the segment as it strives to deliver hot, fresh food for essential workers. From bakery programs at breakfast to pizza or chicken programs at dinner—plus lunch and snacks in between—we’re dedicated to supporting c-stores in the development of self-serve or full-serve food programs to feed essential workers and everyday heroes during this time.
At the heart of Alto-Shaam’s equipment solutions is our exclusive Vector® Multi-Cook Ovens, which allow c-store operators to cook a variety of food items simultaneously and simplify steps in food production. Half-sized models (H Series) are able to be placed anywhere and are ventless, waterless and compact. With Structured Air Technology®, these ovens cook food at the highest quality, two times faster than conventional technology to keep up during peak hours.
A critical component of a self-serve or full-serve c-store solution, Alto-Shaam hot holding cabinets, drawers and merchandisers ensure food remains hot without degrading food quality. Holding cabinets are stackable with other equipment, including Vector ovens or heated shelf merchandisers—further supporting a better grab-and-go experience while boosting impulse sales. At the other end of the temperature scale, our QuickChiller™ blast chillers chill prepared food for cold take-home meals, further supporting sales and reducing food waste.
Whether your c-store is looking to introduce a foodservice program or build on an existing program, Alto-Shaam is your partner with the experience, resources and equipment solutions to meet your needs.