Article contributed by Danielle Fantasia, Sales & Marketing, for Motion Technology Inc.
Adding a food service program can seem overwhelming, but it really does not have to be. Whether you are looking to expand your existing business, or designing your own enterprise, Motion Technology, Inc. is here to help. Our ventless kitchen equipment makes the addition of a food service program quick and simple. From affordability to functionality and everything in between, both the AutoFry® and MultiChef XL® do not disappoint.
Now, you may be wondering exactly what needs to be on your radar when adding a food service program. Well, wonder no more! We put together the business basics that should be considered when you start your planning.
To many, this is the most important aspect of adding a food service program. By understanding and setting your budget, you will be able to make more informed decisions on all of your purchases. For instance, when it comes to deciding on your kitchen equipment, you will find that hood systems can cost a pretty penny. In fact, some businesses spend up to $30,000.00! In comparison a ventless deep fryer like the AutoFry, can cost less than half of that. Knowing your options is a vital part of getting the most out of your budget.
The amount of staff you need can be affected by different variables. Budget, being one of them. You can only hire as many people as your financial plan allows for. The size and style of your establishment will also come into play. There needs to be enough staff to cover essential positions like food prep, wait staff, cook/chef, host/hostess and delivery drivers. By purchasing easy to use, automated kitchen equipment you can operate with a limited staff and avoid hiring a professional chef or cook to prepare food. For instance, any employee can prepare freshly baked salmon and steamed veggies in the MultiChef XL without ever taking a cooking class.
When deciding on a menu you want to mirror the theme of your business. The food you serve has to meet not only your expectations as the owner, but the expectations of your customers. Whether you chose to do a limited menu, or endless options, you will need to be consistent in your quality. If you are serving fried food, it better be crispy, and if your pumping out pizzas that cheese better be melty! The best way to ensure perfection for your patrons is with kitchen equipment you can rely on.
Making the most out of your square footage is essential. Especially if you are leasing your space. Every penny counts, and you will want to get your money’s worth. With compact, ventless equipment, businesses can operate like a large commercial kitchen with a limited area. For example, ventless equipment that is portable and easy to move, gives owners and operators the ability to change their layout which can provide more pace for other necessities like storage.
Furthermore, if you ever need to relocate or expand your business, you can take your equipment to the next endeavor.