Refrigeration brand Adande will have its own small part to play in Westfield Stratford’s fortunes this summer as the giant shopping centre prepares to welcome in thousands of extra visitors during the London Olympic Games.
As the ‘gateway’ to the Olympic Park, restaurants and food outlets inside the mall are anticipating a bumper period of sales as visitors to the main Olympic site look for places to eat and relax.
And Adande has revealed that its equipment has been supplied to no fewer than six mainstream restaurant chains, including Giraffe, Jamie’s Italian, KFC, McDonald’s, Wagamama and Wahaca.
All have opted to use Adande’s flagship insulated drawer units for their Westfield equipment portfolio, according to the Lowestoft-based manufacturer.
Sales director, Karl Hodgson, has had the task of assessing each installations as part of the company’s after-sales service policy and he said: “We are delighted that Adande’s unique technology is part of this 2012 legacy as well as being in the Olympic park itself.”
The units on site include a mix of two-drawer and single-drawer models, with single drawers featuring in the cook-lines directly under chargrills and griddles to deliver refrigerated storage at the point of use.
Adande claims that using refrigeration in this way improves productivity and eliminates wasted movement around the kitchen, as well as holding set temperatures in hot conditions.
The units can support 200kg in weight and are now also being used with the added option of blast chill to support combi ovens.