Due to the frequent consumption of fast food, fast-food restaurants are viewed as feasible business ideas. These businesses can be started in any size, servicing smaller communities or larger groups. To promote the business’s success, it is essential to have all the right equipment to ensure you produce quality food for your clients.
Here are some of the essentials tools for a fast-food commercial kitchen:
- Refrigeration Equipment
Fresh food is essential in promoting good taste. Having refrigerators and freezers in the commercial kitchen should enable you to keep all food fresh for an extended period. Commercial refrigerator-freezer combinations are a good option for kitchens due to their flexibility. Furthermore, these options have different styles. As a result, one can choose one based on the size of their commercial kitchen. Aside from this, one could choose between having drawers or cabinets for the cooling units. You could choose from under-counter chillers, display chillers, 2-door chillers, bottle coolers, and kitchen fridges. Having the different options ensures you can keep your food fresh and store drinks for clients in a convenient way for your staff to reach.
Fast-food restaurants are renowned for their fried food. Therefore, having a commercial fryer is a must in the commercial kitchen. While offerings may vary between French fries, onion rings, sausages, and other fried food, all of these require similar deep-frying equipment. Some options you could choose from include having a double-deep fryer, chips dump, chips scuttle, and a salamander grill.
Getting grease, oil, and smoke out is required to promote kitchen safety, especially in a fast-food joint.
Therefore, having a hood installed will ensure you have a safe kitchen.
Since these are often customized to fit a kitchen space, having your commercial kitchen consultant’s advice will lead to the best results.
- Prep Table
Prep tables are ideal in restaurants that cook pizzas, sandwiches, and salads. They provide a space for staff to dice meat and prepare food ingredients. Furthermore, these are often combined with refrigeration units below the table or storage units. Therefore, one can choose to have them customized to fit their restaurant offerings.
Sinks are not only essential for the kitchen but are required by law in commercial kitchens. In a fast-food establishment, the sinks can serve a variety of uses, including rinsing products or cleaning hands. In many cases, fabricated sinks are made as they adapt to the needs of a commercial kitchen.
Storage shelves provide you with the space to keep products that have a longer shelf life. A stainless-steel wall shelf is ideal for permanent space for some items. On the other hand, you could also choose to have mobile shelving units or use 4-tier racks for some mobile storage.
Commercial griddles can vary based on the countertop space available for a commercial kitchen. These are essential if your commercial kitchen serves eggs, fish, burgers, steak, or pancakes. Many restaurants have permanent griddles with spare countertop space, while others have drop-in griddles for less frequent use.
- Serving Equipment
One should not forget the food serving aspects. For fries, it is common to have a hot showcase. Some restaurants may also install a buffet counter when offering a variety of meat options for their clients. This is customizable based on the size of the commercial kitchen and is ideal when creating food in large batches. Therefore, remember to make a choice based on what is ideal for your kitchen.