If the heat of the summer has you down, just open the pages of Central’s new July catalog and feel the cool relief from one of our newly added Refrigeration products! Check out a new glass chiller from Beverage Air, new compact merchandisers from Summit, or the 72 cu. ft. glass door merchandiser from our own Central Exclusive line. For your ice cream needs, there are new Value Series ice cream freezers and merchandisers and new Waring waffle cone bakers. New ice producing products include Scotsman’s updated nugget ice makers/dispenser line and introduction of their updated Prodigy Plus ice machines. It is a lot to take in, but your Central Restaurant Product Consultants will be there to help.
Frost and a Light Show with the Beverage Air RC-500
Is your bar looking for a little flash to go with that frost? Beverage Air introduced their new rapid chill glass froster at the NAFEM show in February. Our buyers and salespeople loved it. It’s great for chilling beer, champagne and cocktail glasses without watering down the drink. The froster uses a blast of CO2 (canister sold separately) and takes less than ten seconds per glass. It is counter-mountable and requires two AA batteries to power the LED light show. We wrote about the RC-500 on our May 11th blog titled The RC-500: Frost and Flair from Bev-Air. Check out it out for more detail, including a video of the froster in action. We know you are hooked! Buy one now.
Beverage Air RC-500
New Merchandisers of all Sizes
At fast food and fast-casual restaurants, upsell grab-and-go beverages at the register are big sellers. Plus, offering premium beverages from Monster or others can really help your profit line. To help you merchandise these products properly, we have added a number of countertop and undercounter merchandisers from Summit. At around 26″H, the #804-019 can be placed on your counter near your register to grab last-second sales. It has a glass door and LED lighting to highlight the product. The #804-014 and #804-017 are upscale look solid door models that will complement your back bar or similar environments. Check out our entire new assortment, including freezer models online.Need a large freezer merchandiser? We added the Central Exclusive 72 cu. ft. freezer with three glass doors to our Central Exclusive lineup. The new #69K-059 has the same great features of our other Exclusive models, including a two year parts and labor, five year compressor warranty. Plus, we’ve included free shipping and an extremely affordable price.
New Summit Merchandisers
#69k-059 Freezer Merchandiser
Upgrade your Ice Cream Experience
In the ice cream business? We’ve added a new Value Series 4-tub ice cream storage freezer. The #354-036 has a slim footprint that allows you to stock high-volume flavors near your main dipping cabinet. It’s only 15″ wide and has a selectable temperature from -13 to +19 degrees – making it perfect for any environment or ice cream type. We also added new Value Series curved top merchandising freezers. Available in six sizes, they make it easy for your customers to select and grab any number of frozen treats through the glass top. Storage baskets keep product at hands reach, but can be removed for access to excess boxed stock below. Choose standard white or with a graphics package available in four colors (at an additional charge).If you serve ice cream cones, consider offering the upsell to a waffle cone. It’s easy with our pair of newly added Waring waffle cone bakers. These compact makers are made from heavy duty die-cast housing and will be the workhorses of your ice cream shoppe. The #800-187 can produce up to 60 cones per hour, while the double iron #800-187 makes up to 120. Each comes with cone rolling and forming tools to ensure a perfect cone every time!
New Ice Cream Freezers
Waring Single Waffle Cone Baker
Ice Machine Improvements
You say that there isn’t much innovation in ice machines? Our new offering from Scotsman says otherwise. First, we added their new Meridian™ series of nugget ice makers with touch-free ice and water dispensing. They are an update from the now discontinued MDT line. These countertop machines feature 260 lbs. to 500 lbs. of ice production a day in a space-maximizing footprint and are more energy and water efficient than their predecessors. While these units are popular in healthcare environments, they are perfect for any establishment when ice and water are frequently dispensed. Check out our three models, the HID312A-1 (260 lb. production with 12 lb. bin), the HID-525A-1 (500 lb. production with 25 lb. bin) or the HID-540A-1 (500 lb. production with a larger 40 lb. storage bin).Upgrades have also come to the Scotsman line of cuber heads with the move to Prodigy Plus® technology. Scotsman moved the air filter to the front on air cooled models to allow more efficient ice production and tighter installations between walls or other equipment. Service and maintenance are simplified with new Industry-exclusive QR codes that allows your technician to easily connect with serial number-specific service history and user manuals for your unit. Plus, new AutoAlert ™ indicator lights lets you know the machine’s operational status and warns of possible production interruptions. Finally, a hard water condition detector will purge mineral-laden water with every freeze cycle, reducing scale buildup and extending time between normal cleanings. These new features are available throughout the entire line of Scotsman modular cube ice machines.
Meridian Series Nugget Ice Machines with Dispenser
Prodigy Plus™ Units now have front air filters
Request your Catalog Today!
We’ve been working hard to find the new products that meet our high quality standards while still providing the value you expect from Central. Over the next few weeks, we’ll continue to introduce you to our newest additions – all of which are available on our website and in the pages of our printed catalog. If you are not already on our mailing list, drop us a catalog request and we’ll ship one right out to you. It’s a great way to browse our wide selection commercial restaurant equipment and supplies when you are away from your computer or smartphone. Be sure to reach out to one of our knowledgeable Product Consultant when you have questions. Give one a call at 800-215-9293, or start an online chat with us right now!
When you check out our Central Restaurant Products’ latest master catalog (released today, Monday July 7th), you’ll find 401 pages full of everything you’ll need for your restaurant or kitchen. You will also find hundreds of new and exciting products, including many from our Refrigeration and Furniture categories. Here’s a look at a few of the additions. If you are not on our mailing list, remember to request your new catalog now!
Traulsen has always been a trusted name in refrigeration, and they recently expanded their expertise to milk coolers. Central now advertises their new line-up of high quality forced air models with free shipping. Each model has a 100% stainless steel cabinet design inside and out. They are lockable with front sliding doors and lift-up top entry. Choose from single or dual access units in sizes that hold from 8 to 16 crates of milk.
Granite Table Tops
Real granite tables give your restaurant a fantastic upscale look. The downside has been cost and weight. This July, Central added another great option with Art Marble granite table tops with an inner plywood core. Both cost and weight are reduced significantly. Central offers these new tops in sizes from 24″Wx30″D to 30″Wx72″D. Plus, round sizes up to 48″. They are available for quick shipping in five attractive colors: Uba-Tuba II, Giallo Gold, Black Galaxy, Kasmir White and Ruby Red. Central carries compatible table bases as well. Upgrade today!
New Value Series Metal and Wood Seating
As seating trends change, Central keeps up with the times. We’ve added over a dozen new styles and color options to our Value Series metal and wood seating that are perfect for your dining room. These Value Series products are carefully selected from top vendors to provide a quality, durable chair for those on a budget. Choose from several School House styles and slat or ladder back options. You’ll find a chair that both your eyes and your wallet will admire.
Synthetic Teak Outdoor Furniture
The Teakwood look is hot right now, and many are turning to synthetic teak furniture to keep the beautiful look without the maintenance of real teak. Central has added new styles of faux teak outdoor chairs and tables – several of which are Central Exclusive models. They feature powdercoated aluminum frames in black or silver. Tables are available in many sizes as well as matching table bases. Stay up with the trends with furniture that will weather the long term.
Stay Tuned for More New Products
Over the next few Mondays, we’ll continue to feature new products on the Central Blog, including a bonus blog on Cooking Equipment tomorrow. Can’t wait? Check out all our new products on our website.
Every Friday Central brings you stories from the week that you might have missed, but that are definitely worth a look. We’ll feature food news covering everything from the weird to the wonderful in the world of restaurants, schools, the military and more. It’s our way to help you go into the weekend with a little extra knowledge and maybe even a project or recipe to try out!
1.) A study by the Mintel Foodservice revealed “consumers believe that more healthful menu selections are pricer than standard restaurant fare, making it tougher for operators to sell nutrition-oriented items to spending-shy guests.” View more results in this Nation’s Restaurant News article.
3.) Good news for quick-service restaurants and convenience stores/chains. In this article by Convenience Store News, they spoke with D.A. Davidson & Co.’s Bart Glenn who said “it appears commodity prices have peaked, at least for the near term. Although food inflation will remain an issue through 2012, it is encouraging that prices appear to be normalizing.”
4.) Gulf News revealed in an article that “the Dubai government has launched a clean-technology venture in which waste cooking oil will be converted into eco-friendly fuel. The biodiesel will be used by fast food giant McDonald’s to operate its delivery trucks.”
5.) We are very excited our next master catalog will be hitting the streets on Monday! If you aren’t on our mailing list, click here to obtain a copy and visit us online to view the latest products and sign up for our emails.