Orlando, Florida - February 8, 2019 - by Nancy Luna - Supermarket News
The NAFEM Show kicked off Thursday with more than 20,000 attendees descending on the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., to examine the latest game-changing restaurant equipment produced by 600 companies.
Standouts at the show, produced every other year by the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers of Chicago, were companies with ground-breaking appliances and equipment designed to make restaurants more efficient in labor, operations and training.
NAFEM highlighted several “must see” products in four lounge booths labeled "What's Hot! What's Cool! What Works!" The products on display were selected because they made positive impacts for operators ranging from national quick-service chains to convenience stores and college commissaries.
Here's a peek at some of those highlights:
Ventura Flex Tabletop Corn Tortilla Machine: Texas-based Tortilla Masters Equipment LLC has developed a machine that can crank out 840 corn tortillas an hour.
The machine has been snapped up by a taco shop inside Facebook’s California headquarters, a Mexican eatery at The Venetian Resort hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nev., and a handful of Pure Taqueria restaurants in Georgia, company representative Leticia Alatorre said.
The Las Vegas restaurant, Cañonita Restaurant, achieved full return on investment on the product after two months. The restaurant said it saved 56 hours of labor a week.
"The machine has significantly improved our business and profitability," said Daniel Marquez, Cañonita executive chef, in a testimonial. "It has also made us more efficient."
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