Professional Kitchen Service (PKS) took on a major challenge last year when it was tasked with outfitting a burger restaurant and kitchen over three floors.
The Birmingham-based dealer was originally contacted by The Beefy Boys in July 2015, when owners Anthony Murphy, Christian Williams, Daniel Mayo-Evans and Lee Symonds wanted to take their burger concept from mobile pop-up sites into permanent premises in Hereford.
The ‘Boys’ have already achieved some fame for their grilling skills; their huge jump in the rankings at the 2015 World Food Championships was the biggest in the competition’s history and they have finished in the top 10 for 2 years in a row.
They also recently won The UK Burger Battle in Birmingham, and boast an international fanbase.
However, PKS’ sales director, Dean Johnson, recalled: “None of the partners had any experience in the restaurant industry, so they relied on my 30 years of experience to help guide them through the whole process, of design, layout and equipment choice.”
The workscope involved designing the bar, wash-up area, a storage area and the cookline, all of which spanned an ambitious three floors.
“We had to be aware of space limitations on every level, and the balance between the suitability of the equipment along with the available size was very important,” detailed Johnson.
“Also being in a busy pedestrian shopping area, all deliveries had to be made pre 9am. This did initially cause some issues with certain supplier transport providers, but overall did not hinder our installation.”