NAFEM 2017 RECAP

Another NAFEM show is in the books for the Tomlinson team!  This year’s show offered yet another valuable opportunity to connect with customers new and old, introduce our newest products, and get out of the Cleveland winter cold for a few days.

Each NAFEM Show is full of product innovations and discussions about industry trends, and the 2017 Show was no exception to this.  The major trends that emerged at this year’s NAFEM show were diverse cookware, fresh product, and organization.

griddle-with-food-copyDiverse Cookware: more foodservice operations are seeking out cookware that can go from kitchen to table.  Tomlinson’s pre-seasoned cast iron cookware can go straight from the oven to your customers for a sizzling, dynamic presentation.  Cast iron has an extremely high heat threshold; our pieces can withstand temperatures up to 1700°F (927°C)!  Wooden underliners are available for most Tomlinson cast iron pieces.

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Are you looking for cookware that works as well for cold foods as it does for hot?  Our cast aluminum platters can be heated to 650°F (343°C) or used to serve chilled foods.  Heat-resistant Bakelite holders are available for most cast aluminum pieces.

 

Fresh Product: it’s no secret that customers crave fresh product.  With the rise of fast cooked-pizzacasual and grab-n-go concepts, it has become imperative that restaurants, convenience stores, and other foodservice providers have the proper equipment to keep foods fresh, delicious, and appealing to customers.  Tomlinson’s Fusion countertop pizza and snack ovens cook and hold pizzas, single serve entrees, cookies, appetizers, and more.

P513_left_wPizza_500x500.jpgair any Fusion oven with the 513FC pizza and snack merchandiser, which has three heated racks that can hold up to 16” pizzas.  This merchandiser has front and rear doors and is a perfect way to grab your customers’ attention for impulse buys.

 

Organization: restaurant operators are no stranger to the battle of store footprint.  Simply sf2000-outlineput, you’re looking to make the most of your space and create the best service possible for customers.  Booths at the 2017 NAFEM Show were not much different.  Companies had a limited footprint in which to display their latest products without overwhelming attendees.  As a result, products like Tomlinson’s Modular dispensing systems were widely utilized to get items like cups, napkins, and straws off countertops to put the focus on the equipment manufacturers were showcasing.  Modular dispensers can be used at the front or back-of-house and create organization to streamline customers’ in-store experience.

New Polished Nickel Designer and Contemporary Faucets

Tomlinson Industries’ Designer and Contemporary reverse osmosis faucets are now Polished Nickel Finish from Tomlinson Industries.jpegavailable in a polished nickel finish.  Tomlinson’s polished nickel finish blends the elegant warm-tone of nickel with the luster of a polished finish for an eye-catching result.

Tomlinson’s reverse osmosis faucets feature:

  • Lead-free brass body
  • Smooth operating lever-style handle
  • Patented removable modular air gap
  • Protective spout tip to prevent after-drip
  • High reach neck of approximately 12” that swivels 360°
  • Certified to NSF/ANSI Std. 61 – 9 & 372
  • Available in an array of finishes
  • All mounting hardware is included

For more information, please contact Tomlinson Industries, 13700 Broadway Ave, Cleveland, OH 44125. Email: pfranchino@tomlinsonind.com. Phone: (216)587-3400, ext. 279. To see the variety of products available, visit our website at www.tomlinsonind.com.

NAFEM ’17 Product Showcase

Every few years, the foodservice equipment manufacturing world comes together for the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers’ (NAFEM) biannual show.  For industry members, the NAFEM Show represents a vital opportunity to discuss industry trends and concerns, connect with fellow manufacturers, and showcase the products that have revolutionized the foodservice world.

The 2017 NAFEM Show will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL from February 9th– February 11th, and Tomlinson Industries will be featuring its full product line at booth #1700.

Cast Iron Cookware: With a range of products from mini pieces to jumCopyright Keith Berr Productions, Inc. 1420 East 31st Street Cleveland Ohio 44114 216.566.7950 www.keithberrphotography.com All Rights Reservedbo platters, fajita

platters to grill pans, Tomlinson’s extensive cast iron cookware line brings versatile, eye-catching utility to any foodservice operation.  Tomlinson cast iron is preseasoned, and most pieces are available with wooden underliners to allow cookware to seamlessly transition from kitchen to table.

Miniature cast iron pieces are perfect for the small plate or for communal dining to make sharing easier than ever and to encourage customers to sample multiple menu items.  Great for dips, desserts, appetizers, and more!

Flight Boards and Skateboard Servers: Create functional, eye-catching presentations
Flight Board w desserts.jpgwith Tomlinson’s flight boards, paddles, and skateboard servers. Flight paddles and boards are great for sampling and serving beer, wine, liquors, desserts, and more.  These paddles are stain and water-resistant and are dishwasher safe.  Skateboard servers facilitate elegant, simple food presentations- great for antipasto, cheese samplings, and artisan breads. Tomlinson’s flight boards, paddles, and skateboard servers are made of NSF-approved Richlite® material, a resin-impregnated paper composite that is heat-resistant indefinitely under heat lamps and can hold pots, fry baskets, and skillets up to 350°F (177°C). Custom sizes available.

Soup Kettles: An industry staple, Tomlinson soup kettles are available in an array of 800 watt Kettle Glenray Black_reddesigns, sizes, and wattages to suit any operation. The Deluxe Frontier® kettle features a fast 1250-watt heat-up, making it a powerhouse among cooking, holding, heating, and serving kettles. The 800-watt Glenray® Premium kettle allows you to cook, hold, and serve soup and other hot food specialties and is designed for maintenance-free service. The economical 400-watt Glenray® kettle offers warming and holding functionality with the features customers love- adjustable temperature control, stainless steel food insert, and more.

Fusion® Pizza & Snack Equipment: Fusion® pizza and pizza-door-closedsnack ovens are available in 3 designs and 2 sizes- 12” (305 mm) and 16” (406 mm)- to accommodate a wide range of foodservice needs. Fusion ovens are specifically designed to bake desired taste and texture into your foods without the space or high energy use required for a conventional oven.  Smaller batch sizes also mean fresh, high quality product for your customers. Pair a Fusion oven with one of Tomlinson’s baking sheets to convert your pizza and snack oven into a multipurpose oven.

(Related: VIDEO: How to install a Tomlinson baking sheet in a Fusion Pizza & Snack Oven)

The 513FC Pizza & Snack Merchandiser perfectly complements any Fusion Pizza & Snack Oven to instantly create a food program. The 513FC Merchandiser features front and rear doors, adjustable temperature control, three heated shelves that can hold up to a 16” pizza, and attention-grabbing magnetic graphics.

sf2103-cabinet-in-blackModular Dispensing Systems: Tomlinson’s Modular line of organizational systems consists of cup, lid, straw, ice cream cone, napkin, and condiment dispensers, dispenser accessories, trash chutes, and more.  Dispensers feature a variety of mounting options to work with any countertop footprint and support efficient, organized processes. Our self-adjusting Simpli-Flex® 2000 Cup Dispenser utilizes three Simpli-Flex gaskets to fit cups with a 2-1/4” to 4-5/8” (57-111 mm) lip diameter.

Super Bowl Sunday Snackdown

On Sunday, February 5th, millions of Americans will tune their televisions to the FOX Network for coverage of Super Bowl LI. Whether you’re tuning in to watch your favorite teams go head-to-head, for the halftime performance, or to marvel at the newest advertisements from consumer brand powerhouses, we can all agree on one thing- any Super Bowl party is only as good as its food!

On average, Americans will consume about 1.3 billion chicken wings and 325 gallons of beer on Super Bowl Sunday, and 46% of those tuning in plan to order or serve pizza (http://time.com/money/4202586/super-bowl-sales-impact/). Now is the time to upgrade or replace foodservice equipment to ensure your operation withstands extensive use on this high-demand day. Tomlinson’s Fusion® Pizza & Snack Ovens, 513FC Pizza & Snack Merchandiser, and Richlite® pizza peels, boards, and servers provide the quality and resilience needed to ensure you’re maximizing your profit potential while boosting customer satisfaction.

Cooked Pizza.jpgFusion® Pizza and Snack Ovens conveniently bake all styles of frozen and take-and-bake pizzas, wings, appetizers, snack foods, and more. The tempered glass doors on our Premium ovens allow you to see your food as it bakes, and both our Premium and Deluxe ovens feature adjustable temperature control, a 30-minute timer, ergonomic flip-up handle, and power on light, and are available in 12” and 16” designs.  The 12” 507FC oven offers a 15 minute timer, power on light, and pre-set temperature to maximize ease of use.

(RELATED- Tomlinson Baking Sheets: The Secret Weapon for Your Fusion Oven)

Tomlinson’s 513FC Pizza & Snack Merchandiser keeps prepared foods fresh, 513_left_wpizza_500x500delicious, and easily accessible to your customers. The 513FC Merchandiser features front and rear doors, adjustable temperature control, and three heated shelves with raised racks that can hold up to a 16” pizza. Pair the merchandiser with one of our ovens to revamp your food program and boost impulse purchases.

Our pizza peels, boards, and servers are made of Richlite®, a resin-impregnated Short Handled Pizza Peel.jpg
paper composite that is heat-resistant up to 200°F (93°C) for 30 minutes and indefinitely under heat lamps.  Our Richlite® pizza and snack accessories are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate your foodservice needs and are perfect for serving an array of foods.

New Lead-Free Bubbler Kit from Tomlinson Industries

Tomlinson Industries introduces its new lead-free brass bubbler kit. Tomlinson’s bubbler kit includes the 7800PFLFB lead-free brass bubbler and all necessary mounting hardware.  This bubbler kit retrofits standard drinking fountains, making it the perfect addition to schools, offices, public buildings, and more.

The bubbler kit features:

  • 78Lead-Free Bubbler Kit from Tomlinson Industries.jpg00PFLFB lead-free brass bubbler with easily replaceable self-contained 7701PPLF cartridge regulator, pressure rating of 120 PSI/8 BAR, adjustable controlled stream that meets conservation criteria, and 3/8” NPS female connection
  • Bubbler also available in Stainless Steel and vandal resistant versions
  • NSF-listed to NSF/ANSI Std. 61-9 & 372
  • ADA Compliant to ANSI A117.1
  • Mounting hardware included

Tomlinson offers a complete line of lead-free projector heads, replacement cartridges, cartridge holders and fountain glass fillers.

For more information about the lead-free bubbler kit, contact Tomlinson Industries. 13700 Broadway Ave, Cleveland, OH 44125. Email: pfranchino@tomlinsonind.com. Phone: (216)587-3400, ext. 279. Fax: (216)587-0733. To see our complete product line, visit our website at www.tomlinsonind.com.

 

 

Lead-Free Water Dispensing Equipment from Tomlinson Industries

High lead levels in the drinking water of schools, public buildings, and other facilities is an ongoing problem that can result in a number of health concerns. Regulations and guidelines are in place across the country to significantly reduce exposure to lead in drinking water. Tomlinson Industries’ Pro-Flo™ water dispensing products feature a fully lead-free brass or stainless steel construction and retrofit most drinking water equipment to provide safe, lead-free water.

Tomlinson’s lead-free water products include:

  • Bubblers for water coolers and fountains. Pro-Flo bubblers contain an easily-replaceable self-contained cartridge regulator.
  • Projector heads for water coolers and fountains. Projector heads have a removable spout with stream director and screen and are available with a set screw for vandal protection. Use with push button cartridge regulators.
  • Self-Contained Cartridges fit all brands of coolers. These cartridges allow trajectory adjustment over a wide range of pressures.
  • Fountain Glass Fillers are lever actuated and are available with 5” (12.7 cm) or 8” (20.3 cm) spout and handle options.
  • Point-of-Use Faucets feature an attractive ergonomic handle that is activated with a light touch to extend product life. Point-of-use faucets can be set for an intermittent or constant flow.

For more information about our lead-free water products, please contact Tomlinson Industries. 13700 Broadway Ave, Cleveland, OH 44125. Email: pfranchino@tomlinsonind.com. Phone: (216)587-3400, ext. 279. Fax: (216)587-0733. To see our complete product line, visit our website at www.tomlinsonind.com.

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Choosing the Right Cup Dispenser

Grab-n-go beverages are a profit center for many stores.  While both hot and cold beverages bring high profit margins, you could be undermining your profits without realizing it.

Utilizing the wrong cup dispenser- or worse, skipping the dispenser all together- means your cups are taking up valuable countertop real estate.  Selecting the right dispenser ensures cups are easily accessible for customers while freeing up counter space for impulse purchase items to boost sales. No matter the foodservice operation, Tomlinson Industries’ Modular line of cup dispensers and accessories provides the perfect solution.

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SIMPLI-FLEX®:
Tomlinson’s Simpli-Flex® 2000 self-adjusting cup dispenser utilizes 3 Simpli-Flex gaskets to accommodate cups with a lip diameter of 2-1/4” to 4-5/8”.  Its easy-to-use design and ability to accommodate a wide range of cup sizes has made Simpli-Flex dispensers the industry’s go-to choice. These cup dispensers are available for in-counter/cabinet mounting and under-counter/wall mounting to suit any set-up.


simpli-size-cup-dispenserSIMPLI-SIZE™:
Tomlinson’s Simpli-Size™ cup dispenser is a manually adjustable dispenser that adjusts three fingers simultaneously with a simple turn. This dispenser is perfect for those who prefer a manual dispenser but want the ease-of-use of the Simpli-Flex dispenser. The Simpli-Size is available for in-counter or in-cabinet use and comes in Small/Medium and Medium/Large sizes to accommodate cups with a 3” – 4-3/8” lip diameter.

SF2103 Cabinet in black.jpgSF2100 CABINETS: For those looking to consolidate cup displays with an on-counter option, Tomlinson’s SF2100 Series Cabinets provide a great option. These beige or black painted aluminum cabinets are outfitted with one, two, three, or four Simpli-Flex 2000 self-adjusting cup dispensers.

COMBINATION DISPENSERS: Looking to combine cup cab-disp-1021894blkdispensers with condiments, straws, or lids? Tomlinson’s Combination Dispensers combine the power of our Simpli-Flex cup dispensers with the utility of our accessory dispensers. Our line of combination dispensers features built-in condiment, lid, or straw organizers, while our SF2100 Molded Cabinet boasts an optional condiment and lid organizer to maximize flexibility.

WIRE DISPENSERS: Tomlinson’s 4-tier wire dispenser offers an economical option for Wire Cup Dispenser.jpgthose wishing to consolidate their cup displays. This dispenser easily adjusts with the twist of side springs to accommodate paper, plastic, or foam cups of various sizes.

In addition to cup dispensers, Tomlinson offers a wide range of lid, napkin, straw, condiment, and dairy creamer dispensers that can be cabinet or wall mounted to further optimize your counterspace.  These dispensers are designed to streamline your customers’ in-store experience and boost satisfaction by helping them effortlessly find the items they need.