Lincat has added two compact, heated grab and go merchandisers to its Seal range. The new units have been developed to meet customer requests, with a growing trend towards hot food to takeaway.
Where counter space is at a premium, these compact models at 400mm and 500mm wide are suitable for cafés, supermarkets, forecourts and convenience stores wanting to display hot food to generate additional grab and go revenue.
Helen Applewhite, marketing manager for Lincat and IMC brands, said: “We’ve developed the HAD40 and HAD50 in partnership with end users and our partner network to meet the demands of the ever-changing business environment. As part of our development process, we conducted our own extensive research and found a real need in the market, so it’s exciting to see them launch.
“The compact merchandisers are ideal for all sorts of pre-cooked hot foods, including pizzas, pies and sausage rolls. Food is displayed on four easy-to-remove tilted shelves within the two compartments and lighting provides a bright interior to ensure food is visually appealing to the customer. Stainless steel point of sale holders at the front of each shelf enable the store to add their own branding as well as details as to what is on the shelf and the price.”
She added: “The merchandisers use a convected hot air system which ensures food is not only safe but also kept in prime condition for up to four hours at the right temperature with accurate +/-1°C electronic control. The four-hour holding window reduces waste and a hot air ‘curtain’ at the front minimises heat loss and maximises energy efficiency.”
The HAD40 at 400mm wide and the HAD50 at 500mm wide have been designed to fit on standard store counters. Both models are 585mm deep and 845mm high and plug into a standard 13A socket so require no installation.
A hygienic stainless steel construction, toughened glass sides and non-slip feet are designed to make the merchandisers robust and easy to clean for front of house application.
As with all Lincat products sold in the UK, the HAD40 and HAD50 will be supplied with a 2-year parts and labour warranty.