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!


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