Visit Tomlinson Industries at NRA 2017!

Tomlinson Industries is showcasing its full product line at the 2017 NRA Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL!

Stop by booth #6834 from Saturday, May 20th through Monday, May 22nd from 9:30AM-5:00PM or on Tuesday, May 23rd from 9:30AM-3:00PM to learn more about our Foodservice products, Modular Dispensing Systems, and No-Drip faucets and fittings!

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NRA 2017 Product Showcase

The month of May is officially upon us, which means the annual National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show is only weeks away! This year’s show will take place from Saturday, May 20th through Tuesday, May 23rd at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

Tomlinson Industries will be displaying the Foodservice, Modular® Dispensing Systems, and No-Drip® Beverage and Liquid Dispensing product lines in booth 6834 at the 2017 NRA Show.  We’ll be showcasing products new and old, including our new countertop lid organizer, cast iron cookware, flight boards and paddles, Fusion® foodservice equipment, and soup kettles.

Small  Lid organizer 2017.jpgTomlinson’s new countertop lid organizer consolidates lids, condiments, and other accessories into an easy to access, orderly display.  This organizer features a stainless steel frame construction and a plastic insert with three rows for lids and a bottom row for condiments. Available in large and small designs to suit various countertop footprints.

Flight boards and paddles from Tomlinson Industries are great flight-board-w-beerfor serving craft beers, wines, desserts, and more!  Tomlinson’s flights are made of heat-resistant, dishwasher-safe Richlite® and are available with 3-, 4-, or 5-ramekin holes.

griddle-with-food-copyOur ever-popular pre-seasoned cast iron cookware seamlessly transitions from kitchen to table with one of our wooden underliners.  Cast iron is known for its high heat-bearing threshold as well as its rustic, timeless look.  Miniature cast iron pieces allow foodservice operators to jump into the communal dining trend with easy-to-share dips, appetizers, entrées, and desserts.

Looking to heat up pizza sales? Fusion Countertop Pizza and Snack Ovens are pizza-door-closedavailable in 3 styles and 2 sizes to accommodate a wide array of foodservice demands.  These 12” and 16” ovens are perfect for small batch sizes, which promotes fresh product, easy customization, and happy customers.  The Premium Pizza Oven features an eye-catching tempered glass door to allow customers to see their pizza, chicken, and other food as it cooks!  Pair any Fusion oven with the Fusion 513FC Pizza and Snack Merchandiser for an instant foodservice program.

Kettle Glenray Black Without Ladle OutlineAn industry staple, Tomlinson soup kettles are available in numerous designs, sizes, and wattages.  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!

Be sure to stop by both 6834 at the NRA Show to see the full variety of products that Tomlinson Industries offers!


Reliable, Convenient Cone Dispensing with Tomlinson’s Simpli-Flex® Ice Cream Cone Dispenser

ICE CREAM DISPTomlinson’s Simpli-Flex® Ice Cream Cone Dispenser organizes and dispenses cake cones, waffle cones, sugar cones, and more! These NSF-listed dispensers are self-adjusting to accommodate cones with a 1-3/8” (3.5 cm) to 3-3/8” (8.6 cm) lip diameter and hold cones snugly without damaging them.

Tomlinson’s ice cream cone dispensers are available in polished stainless steel and gray-tinted plastic.  Mounting options include wall, stand, in-counter or under-counter.  Dispensers are available with accessory options including popular Z-stands and countertop rotary stands. Accessories sold separately.

If you have any questions, please contact Tomlinson Industries. 13700 Broadway Ave, Cleveland, OH 44125. P: (216)587-3400, ext. 112. F: (216)587-0733.  Visit our website at to see the variety of products available.

Joining the Small Plate Trend

The small plate trend is sweeping the foodservice industry and shows no signs of stopping!  Whether you’re serving dips, appetizers, or desserts, small plate service allows customers to sample and share various menu items, resulting in a memorable dining experience for them and a higher profit margin for restaurant operators.

Tomlinson’s flight boards and paddles, mini cast iron cookware, and Simpli-Flex 2000 sample cup dispenser each support the small plate trend in various unique ways.

Flight Boards and Paddles

flight-board-w-beerTomlinson flight boards and paddles are perfect for sampling and serving craft beers, wines, liquors, desserts and much more!  These servers allow customers to sample multiple menu items with a creative presentation.

Made of NSF-approved Richlite, Tomlinson’s flight boards and paddles are heat-resistant to 200°F (93°C), water and stain-resistant, and dishwasher safe.  Flight boards and paddles are available with 3, 4, or 5-hole designs, and custom sizes are available.

Mini Cast Iron Pieces

Miniature cast iron pieces are perhaps the most versatile kitchen-to-table option in theLarge 3 squares food.jpg foodservice industry.  Not only are these pieces particularly trendy in residential kitchens, but they are also wildly popular in full service restaurants and other foodservice operations.   These diverse pieces are perfect for dips, appetizers, desserts, and just about anything else!

Tomlinson’s mini cast iron pieces are available in an array of styles, and wooden underliners are available for most pieces.

Simpli-Flex 2000 Portion Cup Dispenser

SFP2000 While flight boards, flight paddles, and miniature cast iron cookware work wonderfully in full service restaurants, it can be challenging to find ways for customers to sample selections in a fast casual setting.  Tomlinson’s Simpli-Flex 2000 Portion Cup Dispenser can be mounted in-counter/cabinet or under-counter/on the wall, making it a perfect front- or back-of-house sample cup organizer.

Samples allow customers to taste ice creams, frozen yogurts, soups, stews, sauces, beverages, toppings and more to determine the selection they would like to purchase. This simple customer service practice boosts customer satisfaction and creates an interactive in-store experience.

Visit Tomlinson Industries (booth #327) at the 2017 WQA Show!

Tomlinson Industries will be showcasing its No-Drip® and Pro-Flo™ product lines at the 2017 faucet_bluehndlresizedWQA Show in Orlando, Fl!  Stop by booth #327 to see Tomlinson’s water and liquid-dispensing products including our HFS faucets for water coolers, point-of-use bubblers and glass fillers, and our new Polished Nickel RO faucets.

lead-free-fixtures-from-tomlinson-industriesThe WQA Show is open to attendees on Wednesday, March 29th from 10:30AM-5:00PM and on Thursday, March 30th from 10:00AM-5:00PM.

If you have any questions, please stop by booth #327 at the WQA Show or contact Tomlinson Industries. P: (216)587-3400, ext. 221. E: F: (216)587-0733.



Tomlinson Introduces Polished Nickel Finish to Entire RO Faucet Line

Tomlinson Industries is pleased to introduce the new polished nickel finish to its polished-nickel-finish-from-tomlinson-industriesentire RO faucet line! The polished nickel finish was previously only available for the Contemporary and Designer faucets.

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

Infant Carrier Holder from Tomlinson Industries

Infant Carrier Holder from Tomlinson Industries.jpgTomlinson Industries’ infant carrier holder keeps infant carriers off the floor and closer to table height to create a stress-free dining experience for families.  Tomlinson’s infant carrier holders feature washable webbing, radius edges and corners to keep food from collecting, and are foldable for easy storage.  Available in walnut and natural finishes.

Infant carrier holders are also available with security netting to provide additional peace of mind to your customers.

For more information, please contact Tomlinson Industries.  13700 Broadway Ave, Cleveland, OH 44125. Email: Phone: (216)587-3400, ext. 112. Fax: (216)587-0733.  To see the variety of products available, visit our website at


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.


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.