Making Hot Food Last in Petrol and Convenience
We often get asked for solutions to reduce waste and prolong the shelf life of heated, cooked and potentially unwrapped product. In the petrol and convenience trade we don’t have the benefit of always knowing when our customers are going to come for food. They flow through the door at all times of the day and a great proportion of food sales in P&C are impulse sales when a customer is coming through the store as a fuel customer or making a convenience purchase. If we don’t have the hot food cabinet stocked and looking fresh there is little chance that we will make that sale – the customer just won’t wait or trust the quality of food. When we are stocked and looking fresh however, we have a strong chance of making that impulse sale, adding to the basket size, potentially upselling to a meal and/or a drink. So the value of a heated cabinet to hold more food throughout the day, fresher for longer is huge.
The Kentucky Humidity Cabinet is always a first suggestion. Capturing and combining the best parts of technology of a pie warmer and a wet bain marie and enhancing that we get something that is better than the sum of its parts. Increasing the humidity in the air, convection heating which means the whole cabinet is heated, allows multi-tiered display and dramatically increasing the shelf life of product. No need for halogen lamps reduces maintenance and removable glass makes cleaning those internal angles easier all increasing the look and saleability of your offer. Kentucky cabinet is available in 3 sizes and also smaller self serve models also available to suit any food offer.