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Old 01-29-2016, 06:49 AM   #1
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Suggest a small Deep Fryer and Taquito Warmer

Hey guys, I just bought a convenience store that doesn't have any hot food in it and I could really use your help identifying the equipment that I need.

We want to have a deep fryer, pizza oven and hot dog roller.

I have a relative with a store and he uses the Winston Collectramatic. My partner wants to buy one of those, I can get a used one for somewhere under $2K, and I know it will serve my purpose, but what would u guys suggest? Ease of use is important, and we have hardly any room, so the smaller the better!

Also, are there any new ones that I should look into? It's way easier to get something that's new rather than hunting down used ones. If anyone has suggestions for great small and easy to use things like pizza ovens and hot dog warmers, please let me know. I appreciate all the help. Thank you!

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Old 01-29-2016, 10:18 AM   #2
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Hey guys, I just bought a convenience store that doesn't have any hot food in it and I could really use your help identifying the equipment that I need.

We want to have a deep fryer, pizza oven and hot dog roller.

I have a relative with a store and he uses the Winston Collectramatic. My partner wants to buy one of those, I can get a used one for somewhere under $2K, and I know it will serve my purpose, but what would u guys suggest? Ease of use is important, and we have hardly any room, so the smaller the better!

Also, are there any new ones that I should look into? It's way easier to get something that's new rather than hunting down used ones. If anyone has suggestions for great small and easy to use things like pizza ovens and hot dog warmers, please let me know. I appreciate all the help. Thank you!
If it were me, I'd first check with the health department to find out what is permitted and how. Next a trip to a restaurant supply to find out what is available.
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Old 01-29-2016, 10:30 AM   #3
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That's a good suggestion, Jim. Requirements vary by locality, so you need to know what they are in your area.
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Also check fire codes. In most locations a fryer over a certain size will require a vent hood and a fire suppression system. These requirements are what keep me from installing a fryer when I had my C store.

7-11 sells a lot of "taquitos" and similar foods without a fryer.
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:42 AM   #5
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7-11 sells a lot of "taquitos" and similar foods without a fryer.
Right - they put the "taquitos" on the hot-dog roller
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As a side note you may want to do some reading here: Foodservice Archives - Convenience Store Decisions

Another good read for you: http://www.foodservicewarehouse.com/...enience-store/
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Old 01-29-2016, 12:13 PM   #7
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Right - they put the "taquitos" on the hot-dog roller
Yep, increases impulse sells. People see them and buy them, that is why the roller cases are where you stand in line....
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:04 PM   #8
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Warmer Hot Dog - WebstaurantStore

They have a lot of good deals. Check local restaurant supply stores as well.
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Old 01-29-2016, 03:00 PM   #9
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Might be a stretch here.
Check around to see if any restaurants have gone out of business near you.

We've bought a real nice Hobart meat slicer in great condition for $100.00.
The Deli went out of business they just wanted to unload it and other things as well.
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Just curious, but I've never seen a deep fryer in a convenience store. Microwave, maybe some sort of hotbox for keeping things warm, and maybe (although rarely) a hot dog roller, although most such places I'm familiar with seem to have the dogs already in a bun in a hotbox.

Most of the places I've been in are totally self-serve, and I can't imagine letting customers use a deep fryer, or handle hot dogs from a roller.
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