Foodservice is a sure thing for gaming operations who want to enhance their patrons’ experiences and their bottom line. Since most casinos have an overall goal of keeping the gamers playing as long as possible, a diverse offering of restaurants is essential to any casino. And with the advent of ventless kitchen equipment, restaurants are no longer limited to a traditional kitchen setting. From full serve, upscale restaurants, to QSRs, casinos can and should leverage a wide variety of foodservice strategies to increase profits and customer satisfaction.
How does AutoFry and MultiChef Fit in?
If you’re going to tap into the foodservice market in your gaming center, it’s important to have a solid game plan to make sure you are successful. It’s key to not only have various types of foods available to your customers, but also at varying price points. Some customers will want to have a nice, upscale, steak dinner, while some customers might just want a quick bite to eat in between rounds at the poker tables. Also, ideally all of your foodservice operations will run at top speed, with the goal of getting the customer back to the gaming floor.
For your full serve upscale restaurants you’ll likely be outfitted with a full kitchen area to work in. But what about your smaller, quick bite eateries? These are a perfect place to start looking outside the standard kitchen box and towards new and innovative technologies built to make your operations easier.
Ventless kitchen equipment like AutoFry and MultiChef are the perfect addition to any kitchen that isn’t already outfitted with a hood or venting system. Not only does a fryer, like AutoFry, operate without the need of a hood system, but it is also is fully automated, making it easier to operate and eliminating the need for a fry cook. In fact, having AutoFry in your kitchen is much like having an additional employee on your team, without the need to put them on your payroll! And with the rising cost of employee wages, this can be a huge asset to your bottom line.
With a goal of getting customers back to the gaming floor as soon as possible, you’ll also be able to use AutoFry and MultiChef to your advantage as they cook in top speeds. Frying in general is a high speed cooking process, and MultiChef, our high speed oven, can cut cook times by up to 75% — all without the use of microwaves! With the addition of some ventless equipment to your foodservice team, you’ll be able to offer a wider variety of food items, at faster speeds, without having to go through full kitchen renovations and updates.
Notes & Quotes from Satisfied Equipment Users:
User Friendly and Requires Little Training
There are a number of things we like about the AutoFry. First, it’s easy to get into the food service business in an existing location because you do not have to add a hood if you fry with an AutoFry. Just as important is the fact that it is very user friendly and requires very little training. It also allows us to cook in smaller quantities so our customers get fresh food in addition we do not have a lot of waste. It is a win-win for the customer and us as well.” Michael Harrell, Ahoskie NC
High Profit Maker
“The AutoFry MTI-40C is the best piece of equipment in our restaurant. I have yet to see a more efficient ventless, full-enclosed and automated deep fryer anywhere in the market. It allows for push button operation and ease of training of new employees. It greatly minimizes food cost, the AutoFry paid for itself in less than a month. The AutoFry is a high profit maker and I highly recommend it.” – Ryan, Hillsboro, OR
Sample Casino Food Menu:
Cordon Bleu Slider ($3.78 cost / $5.22 profit)
Three mini cordon bleu on buns, includes fried chicken, ham and baby Swiss on a toasted bun $9.00
Savory Sriracha Chicken Lettuce Wraps ($3.34 cost / $5.66 profit)
Four crisp lettuce cups filled with juicy sriracha chicken, mushrooms, onions and water chestnuts $9.00
Flatbread Spinach and Artichoke Pizza ($ 3.20 cost / $8.80 profit)
Delicious flatbread pizza coated in a creamy white pizza sauce, mozzarella, spinach & artichoke $12.00
Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese($3.45 cost / $8.55 profit)
Hot and spicy buffalo chicken tossed in a homemade mac and cheese bowl $12.00
Fish n Chips ($3.05 cost / $11.95 profit)
7oz Fillet of Haddock, beer battered, served with a side of fries $15.00