Innovation articles

60 seconds with…Mark Baxter, KFC

60 seconds with…Mark Baxter, KFC

FEJ meets Mark Baxter, operations innovation manager at KFC UK & Ireland, to talk kitchen innovation, supplier relationships and the catering equipment holy grail. You recently unveiled a semi open-plan kitchen design at your concept store in Bracknell. To what degree is that setting the benchmark for other operations in the company? As part of

KFC brings science to kitchen specification

Leading QSR chain KFC has told FEJ it is taking a more “scientific” approach to catering equipment specification as it sets about introducing semi open-plan kitchens to its UK stores. The 870-strong group recently unveiled a cutting-edge UK concept store in Bracknell, which it hopes will serve as a blueprint for future interior restaurant design.

Winterhalter makes Carbon Trust’s green kit list

Warewashing manufacturer Winterhalter has been accepted onto The Carbon Trust’s ‘Accredited Supplier’ scheme, which includes a listing within its Green Directory for buyers. Winterhalter is the first specialist catering equipment manufacturer to become an Accredited Supplier, although on-demand ventilation supplier Quintex is also enrolled on the scheme. During the course of the accreditation process, the

TGI Friday’s goes green with trailblazing energy-saving kitchen design

TGI Fridays has opened what it calls its most environmentally friendly restaurant ever in Milton Keynes as part of a wider plan to build on the brand’s commitment to being a greener and more energy efficient business. The new restaurant design features solar PV panels on the roof that generate part of the electrical supply

Golden Gram: MD Glenn Roberts talks product strategy

The launch of an energy efficient refrigeration range for the same price point as a previous flagship range is making Gram a serious choice for group purchasers and chain accounts. FEJ spoke to managing director Glenn Roberts about what the brand can bring to the table. What’s on the agenda for Gram UK in 2015?

Product innovation: Hobart Premax FTPi and Ovention Shuttle

Every month, Foodservice Equipment Journal trawls the market for breakthrough inventions and innovative fine tweaks that will make the biggest difference to operators. This month we examine a groundbreaking warewasher from Hobart and an energy-efficient oven from Ovention that doesn’t require an extractor. Model: Premax FTPi Manufacturer: Hobart Claim: A groundbreaking flight-type warewasher offering operators a

Online Catering Appliance Superstore earns coveted Google retailer certification

The search for a reliable foodservice equipment retailer online just got easier with Google approving Catering Appliance Superstore as a Google Certified Shop. The badge is awarded to retailers that offer a great shopping experience, a track record of on-time shipping and excellent customer service. Phil Wearmouth, director of Catering Appliance Superstore explains: “We’re really