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Equipment Comparison: Dry Hot Wells

Waterless hot food wells offer a host of benefits over old-fashioned steam tables.

Equipment Comparison: Walk-In Coolers

Factor the size of the box and refrigeration system, as well as the insulation material and accessory options into your walk-in specification process.

2019 FER Industry Excellence Awards Mixer

Members from every channel of the foodservice equipment-and-supplies industry came together for the Foodservice Equipment Reports’ Industry Awards Mixer on May 19. The event took place at Chicago’s Hyatt Regency McCormick Place immediately following the day’s close of the National Restaurant Association Show.

Equipment Trends at the NRA Show: Multifunction Equipment

A little of this and a lot of that…flexibility in equipment is one of the top priorities for operators and the NRA Show floor had a lot of multifunctional equipment on display to answer that demand.

Equipment Trends at the NRA Show: Delivery & Off-Premise

The growing demand for restaurant food outside of restaurants has created a new market of innovative delivery and off-premise equipment. And it isn’t just about pizza (though yes, there were a lot of cool new pizza delivery products).

Equipment Trends at the NRA Show: Automation

The assembly lines invented by Henry Ford well over a century ago have nothing on the automation innovations being unveiled at the NRA Show. Robot servers, sushi-making machines and fully programmable pizza ovens are only the beginning. The show floor offers hundreds of examples.

National Restaurant Association Show 2019

Day 1 of the Show included slices of a 1,000-lb. Eli's Cheesecake, buyers kicking the tires on new, cutting-edge equipment, conversations about the current state (and future) of foodservice, and a sense that the NRA Show's second century will bring innovations and changes we can only guess at in 2020.

Product Gallery: Gas Fryers

Check out these models from Frymaster, Henny Penny, Imperial, Pitco, Ultrafryer and Vulcan.

2019 Kitchen Innovations Awards Honor Automation, Robotics, Versatility

Some notable companies and a few newer ones are among the 25 recipients of the National Restaurant Association's 2019 Kitchen Innovations Awards, honoring progressive equipment that increases efficiencies and productivity.