One big trend in the food world right now is being health-conscious, and because of this, most restaurants are opting to offer healthier menu items to their customers. Specialty diets such as vegan, organic, gluten-free or lactose-free are not going away, but only increasing in popularity.
To keep up with the demand, it’s a good idea to offer some healthy food options in your restaurant. However, in many cases, healthy foods and specialty ingredients require unique equipment. Kohn-Megibow Company can help you get the health-conscious restaurant equipment you need at bargain prices.
Let’s look at some of the most popular examples of health trends and the specialty equipment you can purchase at KMC:
Steaming vegetables and other ingredients are healthier than frying or grilling, and Kohn-Megibow Company receives used Turbo Chef rapid-cook ovens all the time, in excellent condition. These ovens, which act like steamers, are very expensive if you buy them new. Luckily, you can get one at a KMC auction at a 70-80 percent discount. This option will enable you to offer healthy vegetables, sandwiches, and other menu items.
KMC also regularly receives smaller countertop steamers of various models, makes, and sizes. They are less expensive than the bigger Turbo Chef ovens and are a great way to start testing out some steamed foods before investing in large-scale equipment.
Juicing is a huge trend, and whatever type of juicing you prefer, we can help you get the equipment that you want, at low auction prices. KMC auctions frequently feature a wide variety of commercial-grade juicers. Popular countertop models, such as Ruby centrifugal juicers and Norlake press juicers, come in often.
Even if you don’t consider your restaurant to be very health-conscious, or you don’t want to change your entire approach, it’s never a bad idea to consider adding some healthier options to your menu. It may expand your customer base, and retain those customers who like coming to your restaurant but want to start eating healthier. You might even be surprised that steaming, as opposed to frying, results in better tasting dishes. Having more equipment allows you to experiment with all sorts of recipe combinations to make your food as healthy as possible without sacrificing taste.
Along with this, choosing to steam your vegetables will also free up some space on your stove burners. Leave that precious cooking space for meats and use a countertop steamer to handle the veggies.
There are many options to consider when adding to or altering your menu to meet today’s growing demand for healthier food alternatives. KMC can help you get the quality used restaurant equipment you need at the best possible prices. Contact us today to see what’s in stock or to get pre-registered for our next used restaurant equipment auction!