Rational iCombi Pro 1011E

Rational, a leading provider in hot food preparation equipment, is warning that it is essential for kitchen staff to follow the cleaning procedures recommended by their machine’s manufacturer in order to keep combi steamers operating safely and efficiently. Typically, combi steamers should be cleaned every day as part of the kitchen routine. Most quality machines …

Rational oven

One of the stars of Rational’s new iCombi Pro combi steamer is an advanced feature called iProductionManager which, the company says, not only increases productivity but also adds enormous flexibility to production schedules. At the same time, it reduces running costs. The option of cooking different products at the same time in a combi steamer …

Drink + Dine from LWC Drinks

Independent drinks wholesaler LWC Drinks has launched a full-service hospitality app and web-based solution, to support its customers and the wider industry in navigating the ‘new normal’. Drink + Dine provides operators with the technical capabilities required to offer table ordering and payment, as well as collection and delivery services. Venues will be given their …

2020 will be remembered for many things. Whilst the growth of ordering and virtual queue apps may not be the most dramatic change we’ve experienced, they’ve no doubt found their raison d’être. They’re a great solution in many situations. The cultural roots of social drinking and dining run deep. Every move diluting behavioural traditions risks …

Beer Piper BP4 line cleaning system

Automated beer line cleaning company Beer Piper has launched its BP4 system, a new piece of line cleaning technology that links to a mobile app which can control, track and report in real-time. Described as a first of its kind in the UK, the system uses cloud-based technology to log when and who cleans the …

Startle Mind the Gap research hub

Startle, a specialist in music and technology for bars, has unveiled a new consumer behaviour insights hub called Mind The Gap. The Startle Mind The Gap research initiative looks to dive into the changes in consumer behaviours and any gaps in the typical out-of-home experience in a post lockdown environment, with particular focus on atmosphere, …

Deliveroo

UK food delivery firm Deliveroo has announced a new targeted support package to help pubs and bars reopen safely. Deliveroo is the first major UK platform to introduce Table Service, which allows customers to order via the Deliveroo app in pubs, bars and restaurants, enabling social distancing for both customers and staff. More than 2,000 …

ReOpen app from Lanchester Wines

Wine and spirits supplier Lanchester Wines has developed an online order and pay tool to help on-trade venues reopen safely while following social distancing guidelines. Built in response to Covid-19, Lanchester Wines’ newly created ReOpenApp.com enables customers to enjoy a meal or drink without close interaction with staff or other guests, and without handling menus, …

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and global tech company SafetyCulture have partnered to create a new app to support pubs in reopening safely this summer. BBPA and SafetyCulture have worked together to digitise a list of pub protocols that will help employees to carry out the essential risk assessments needed to reopen from …

ePOS Hybrid contactless ordering

Hospitality tech start-up ePOS Hybrid is offering bar, restaurant and casual dining operators a way of introducing safe, contactless customer interaction to comply with social distancing guidelines. The new product is a contactless self-ordering system, which will allow customers to process their full orders from their phone, without leaving their seats. This removes the need …