Times have changed dramatically in 2020 because of COVID-19. All bars and restaurants have been forced to limit themselves to curbside takeout, drive thru, third-party pickup (like Grubhub or Postmates) and delivery services only. Some parts of the country are starting to allow outdoor dining and limited dine-in options, and reduced-capacity inside dining will ultimately be allowed in most areas as things start to open back up.
However, it will probably be a long while before we can have full-capacity dine-in services available at all restaurants. This means it’s vital to have to have efficient and effective solutions to handle carryout orders and provide expanded food delivery services.
Kohn-Megibow Company is your central resource for all the restaurant equipment you need. We offer new items and used restaurant equipment available through online virtual auctions (check out our Proxibid page here). Here are some of the things you will need for the best takeout and delivery services:
The more carryout you do, the better holding equipment you will need to keep your customers’ food staying fresh until they come by to pick it up. Some restaurants will want larger holding and proofing cabinets for warm food storage. You may need countertop hot and cold cases for easy organization and quick access. The goal is to make it easy for your staff to manage all the meals being prepared while making sure you aren’t losing quality that your customers expect.
Insulated Food Carriers
If you are providing any type of food delivery services, you will need insulated food delivery bags that can keep the hot foods hot and the cold foods cold by the time they are delivered to your customers. If you are preparing and delivering large quantities of meals to hospitals, retirement homes or temporary shelters, then you will want to invest in good meal delivery carts.
Containers and Packaging
There are many different types of disposable bags, food containers, portion cups, drink cups, labels, straws, plastic cutlery, pizza boxes, napkins and other to-go items that you will need. Many restaurants already have this stuff, but some are having to adapt to more delivery and carryout than they are used to. Having the necessary containers and packaging, as well as enough quantity to handle your daily demands, is extremely important to keep your business running smoothly.
The more delivery you provide, the more protection you have to provide for your delivery people and the customers. Clothing, hats, shoes, face coverings, gloves, glasses—these are all important items to have for increased safety precautions. You can also brand them to make sure your establishment maintains a positive reputation in your community when people see your delivery drivers around town.
Whatever food preparation, carryout and delivery equipment you are looking for, you can find it at KMC. We have new restaurant supplies and high-quality used restaurant equipment that you can buy directly from us or through virtual online auction. Visit our website or contact us today and let us know how we can help your restaurant during these unusual times. We’re all in this together!