Visit Tomlinson Industries at NACS! (Booth 6344)

The 2017 NACS Show is officially underway! Visit Tomlinson Industries in booth 6344 from Tuesday, October 17th through Friday, October 20th to learn more about our products for the convenience store industry.

(Related:  NACS Product Preview)


NACS 2017

With the end of summer behind us, preparation for fall is well underway at Tomlinson Industries! The beckoning of fall means a number of things at Tomlinson, including the impending annual Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing (NACS) show. This year’s show will take place October 17-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, and Tomlinson will showcase its Modular and Foodservice product lines in booth 6344.

Large Lid organizer 2017Tomlinson Industries will be debuting the new countertop lid organizer at the 2017 NACS Show. Tomlinson’s countertop lid organizer consolidates lids, straws, and other beverage accessories into one display to help customers find the items they need at beverage stations. Small and large lid organizers are available to suit any countertop.


A NACS staple, Tomlinson’s self-adjusting Simpli-Flex 2000 cup dispensers utilize three Simpli-Flex gaskets to accommodate any size paper, plastic, or foam cup with a lip diameter of 2-1/4” to 4-5/8”. Tomlinson’s Simpl-Flex technology is utilized in a variety of other dispensers including portion cup dispensers, combination cup and accessory dispensers, multi-cup dispensers, and more.

Coke Grab N GoPair one of Tomlinson’s Simpli-Flex dispensers with a mounting stand and custom label for an instant point-of-purchase beverage display at checkouts! Brandable dispensers promote impulse beverage purchases and drive traffic to in-house cafes.

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Stainless steel trash chutes from Tomlinson’s Modular line are perfect for convenience store fabricators or those simply looking to update existing trash chutes. Tomlinson’s trash chutes feature a one-piece, 22-gage T-304 stainless steel construction and have a highly polished lip flange to prevent unsightly waste buildup.

Looking to pilot a foodservice program or revamp an existing one? Tomlinson’s cooked-pizzaFusion pizza and snack ovens pair with our pizza and snack merchandisers for an instant food program. Fusion ovens support customization and small batch cooking to ensure fresh product, which can then be displayed in one of our merchandisers to grab customers’ attention.

For more information about Tomlinson Industries’ products for convenience stores, stop by booth #6344 at the 2017 NACS Show. To see the variety of products available, visit our website at

New Wooden Underliner from Tomlinson Industries

Tomlinson Industries introduces its new wooden underliner for its 10” x 7” oval serving skillets. The new underliners are made of cabinet-grade plywood, feature an improved 18 mm thickness and are stained and sealed on both top and bottom using a food safe sealer and lacquer.

Tomlinson underliners allow cast iron skillets, pans, and more to transition from kitchen to table for a sizzling presentation.  Wooden underliners are sold separately from cast iron pieces.

For more information about Tomlinson’s cast iron products and wooden underliners, please contact Tomlinson Industries, 13700 Broadway Ave, Cleveland, OH 44125. Phone: (216)587-3400, ext. 112. To see the variety of products available, visit our website at

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Modular Dispensing Systems for Fabricators

One of the most popular uses of our Modular product line is as an OEM component for cabinet, countertop, and retail fabricators.  Fabricators specialize in creating standard and custom display solutions for convenience stores, grocery stores, hotels, hospitals, schools, and more.

While Tomlinson offers an array of non-OEM dispensing options, items including our Simpli-Flex cup dispenser, Simpli-Size cup dispenser, napkin dispensers, and trash chutes are commonly used to create custom cabinet and countertop options for end users.

sf2000-outlineSimpli-Flex Cup Dispenser: Tomlinson’s Simpli-Flex® 2000 self-adjusting cup dispenser utilizes 3 Simpli-Flex gaskets to accommodate paper, plastic, Styrofoam, and other cups with a lip diameter of 2-1/4” to 4-5/8”.  These cup dispensers are available for in-counter/cabinet mounting and under-counter/wall mounting to suit any set-up.

Simpli-Size Cup Dispenser: Tomlinson’s Simpli-Size™ cup dispenser is a manually adjustable dispenser that adjusts three fingers simultaneously with asimpli-size-cup-dispenser simple turn. The Simpli-Size dispenser 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.

(Related: Choosing the Right Cup Dispenser)

4000 NAPKIN DISPENSER.jpgNapkin Dispensers: available for in-counter/on-counter mounting, Modular’s napkin dispensers feature a stainless steel spring-loaded design with latched faceplates for easy and secure closing.  These dispensers can be mounted horizontally, vertically, or diagonally and can accommodate 250-500 napkins.

trash-chute 1.jpgTrash Chutes: Tomlinson’s in-counter trash chutes feature a one-piece, 22-gage T-304 stainless steel construction with a highly polished lip flange to prevent build-up.  Trash chutes are available in 4”, 6”, and 9” diameter sizes.

New Countertop Lid Organizer from Tomlinson Industries

Large Lid organizer 2017Tomlinson Industries introduces the new Countertop Lid Organizer to its Modular Dispensing Systems product line.  Tomlinson’s new lid organizer features a durable stainless steel welded frame construction and a sturdy plastic insert with three rows for lids and a bottom row for condiments and straws.  Removable plastic insert allows for easy cleaning.

Available in large and small designs to suit various countertop footprints.

  • Large Lid Organizer (bottom left) measures 12-1/4” (31.8 cm) wide and 16-3/4” (42.6 cm) deep.
  • Small Lid Organizer (bottom right) measures 8-1/4” (21 cm) wide and 16-3/4” (42.6 cm) deep.

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


Trend Spotting with Tomlinson at the 2017 NRA Show

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show presents an annual opportunity for those in the foodservice industry to gain insight into the trends sweeping foodservice operations.

At the 2017 NRA Show, trends like nitro beverages, multi-functional serveware, and countertop optimization swept the show.   These trends could be observed in the equipment on display, the samples provided by foodservice operators, and the conversations had by industry experts.

FAUCET SPBThe term “nitro beverage” refers to coffees, teas, and other drinks brewed with nitrogen to create a creamy, smooth consistency.  Equipment and beverage manufacturers alike have been quick to hit the ground running with this trend as consumer demand has surged. While some prefer to dispense nitro beverages directly from the keg with a stout faucet, others have utilized Tomlinson’s SPB and ES faucets to dispense nitro-brewed coffees and iced teas from beverage dispensing units.

Multi-functional serveware allows foodservice operators to Thermal Platter with Food.jpgprepare and serve a wide variety of menu items.  Diverse serveware supports menu changes, creative serving presentations, and more to create a truly standout experience for your customers.  Products like Tomlinson’s cast iron and cast aluminum platters can be used to prepare, cook, and serve a wide array of foods.

Small Lid organizer 2017With the continual rise of grab-n-go, operators are seeking new ways to keep countertops organized for quick service to customers.  Countertop optimization not only allows customers to easily find the accessories they’re looking for including lids, straws, and condiments but also frees up valuable countertop space for impulse purchase items.  Tomlinson’s new countertop lid organizer consolidates lids, straws, and other accessories and is available in a large and small design to match any counterspace.

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!