Uxbridge-based equipment provider Fri-Jado UK is now providing a 5 year warranty on its range of MD (multi deck) hot food merchandisers.
The company claims that it is the first and only manufacturer to offer such extended cover for this type of equipment. The 5 year warranty applies to Fri-Jado’s MD Eyeline and MD Premium ranges, which include models with three, four or five display decks and cabinet widths of 600, 1,000, or 1,200mm.
Fri-Jado UK’s director of national accounts, Gary Thacker, explained: “Our MD hot food merchandisers are the result of over 10 years of market research and product development. They incorporate state-of-the-art technology and have been engineered for reliability, operational efficiency and ease of use. As a result, a negligible failure rate means that we have complete faith in offering a 5 year warranty on this equipment.”
The displays have been designed to meet the growth in demand for hot grab and go snacks and meal options, especially in neighbourhood shops, convenience stores, forecourts, symbol groups, quick service restaurants and food to go outlets.
MD merchandisers are suitable for the display of a variety of hot, pre-packed snacks and meal solutions, including whole chickens, chicken portions, panini, pies, sausage rolls, pasties, soup, hot rolls and wraps. The cabinets are offered with either a curved profile and panoramic glazed end walls, or with square glass and square top for complementary suiting with refrigeration counters. The merchandisers are available with a pass-through option, facilitating restocking from the service side.
The units incorporate Fri-Jado’s patented Hot Blanket holding technology. Hot air is blown from the front of each shelf and is circulated over the shelf surface, before being recycled into the unit. Product is held within a blanket of hot air to deliver a consistent and food safe holding temperature of 65°C and above. This should maintains cooked food at perfect quality and appearance for at least 4 hours, reducing the amount of merchandise that may be price discounted or thrown away, due to product deterioration. The air curtain technology on the front of each shelf retains hot air within the unit, reducing cabinet air spillage, to create energy savings of a claimed 20%.
The plug and go units require a 13A power supply and are castor mounted, allowing them to be relocated on the sales floor to meet changes in merchandising requirements. Additional features include a bump rail to prevent cabinet damage from shopping trolleys and a temperature display on the customer side of the unit.