Antunes Quarterly Newsletter: June 2017
Topics: Flat Bread Toaster, Addressing the "Fresh" Trend, Dual Zone Egg Station

Introducing the Flat Bread Toaster from Antunes

Introducing the Flat Bread Toaster from Antunes

The latest addition to our lineup of toasters is the Flat Bread Toaster, or GST-1H. Launched this spring, the GST-1H can heat pre-cooked tortillas to 160ºF (71ºC) in approximately six seconds and uncooked flour tortillas to 160ºF (71ºC) in approximately 12 seconds.

Fast-casual, casual and QSR chains with menu items that feature pitas, tortillas or flatbreads are meeting a variety of current foodservice trends but need an efficient way to heat the wraps.

Our Flat Bread Toaster heats to a consistent temperature and toast profile, as opposed to heating wraps in a microwave or taking up space on a flat-top grill — giving operators an ideal solution for their flatbread needs with a dedicated, customizable product.

Watch this video to see a demonstration of the GST-1H.

Case Study: Addressing the "Fresh" Trend with the Egg Station

Through market research and focus groups, a U.S. bagel and coffee chain found that “fresh” was a strong trend and that there was an increased industry focus on having a fresher, more health-conscious menu.

With this focus on fresh, the chain was looking to transition away from cooking eggs using a high-powered microwave and polycarbonate bowls — and they found their solution in the Egg Station from Antunes.

View the full case study to learn more.

Video: Dual Zone Egg Station in Action

Need to cook eggs on demand? Not a problem for our NRA Kitchen Innovation Award-winning Egg Station with Dual Zone.

This Egg Station design separates the grill surface into two areas for cooking smaller batches of eggs independent of one another. Whether it's 12 at a time or an individual order, the ESDZ-1200 cooks great-tasting eggs throughout the day.

Want to see how it works? Check out this video.

Antunes' Operations & Sales Updates

We recently made a few changes to our operations and sales teams.

Daniel Schmidt has been named director of strategic operations, a newly created role that will oversee the marketing, product management and supply chain departments.

Taking Daniel’s previous position as director of sales is Steve Obermeier, who will be responsible for the management of the sales team.

More details can be found in this announcement.

Registration Now Open for the Antunes Annual Golf Outing

It’s that time of year again — we'll be hosting our annual golf outing on August 25th at St. Andrews Golf and Country Club in West Chicago.

We hope you’ll make plans to join us for a day of golfing fun to benefit Splash, our corporate charity. To date, we’ve donated nearly $150,000 to assist Splash in their efforts to bring clean water to children around the world, and we look forward to adding to that total again this year.

If you aren’t able to make it on the 25th, there are still opportunities to contribute to this important cause. We have a variety of sponsorships available, ranging from a $250 Tee Sponsor to a $5,000 Event Sponsorship.

Visit this site for more information or to register.

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