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Perfect Fry – Simplifying cooking in busy venues

21 August 2023

Maintaining a great food offer in times of rising costs and difficult to find staff. In times of rising costs and staffing issues, make delicious food quick and easy with Meris Food Equipment’s Perfect Fry.

Venues are currently faced with the rising costs of doing business – the cost of raw goods coupled with an extremely tight labour market. This is puttong increased pressure on all businesses, but for none more so than te hospitality industry. In a market that relies on casual staff, backpackers and student, filling staff roles has never been harder.

If venus start cutting too many services due to this shortage, the experience for patrons will be affected, having detrimental impacts on hospitality businesses. Now more then ever, it is imperative that venues see things in a different way, and try new ways to satisfy customer expectations and reduce costs.

Food is such an important part of the customer experience in venues, it is a profit centre and and can be a drawcard to a venue. It is necessart to comply with RSA certificate obligation and improve the experience a customer has in your venue; however, the cost of running and staffing a kitchen is expensive. This presure forces venues to consider limiting kitchen hours in times when food sales are slow.

Even kitchens that are leased are facing the same pressures, and seeing a kitchen close on some says or closing early impacts the experience of patrons. Thankfully, there are ways to combat this.

By introducing smart equipment, venues can offer freshly cooked food all hours a venue is open with virtually any staff member able to operate. One of the more popular pieces of equipment that does this exceptionally well is Perfect Fry.

As a self-contained fryer, it doesn’t need to be under a canopy, and is a very small benchtop machine. This means that it can be placed anywhere, such as in a cafe, sports bar or a gaming room. Perfect Fry makes it very easy for staff to cook anything from fish and chips, calamari, chicken wings, spring rolls, and more! There are hundreds of types of foods that van be cooked, and because it is as easy to use as a microwave, any staff member can use it.

We spoke to Buckingham Arms Hotel Manager Craig Mitchell. “Since installing the Perfect Fry, we’re saving $4,500 per week in labour costs by not having the kitchen operating for as many hours.” 

One of the great things about Perfect Fry, according to Michael Brick General Manager of Meris Food Equipment “The food is cooked fresh to order in minutes, making it fast but also tastes great. So, despite being easier and higher margin for venues, customers don’t feel like they are compromising on taste or quality.”

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What our clients say

“The FlashGrill is so good. Always such an even cook. Never have to worry about re-heating, it’s always at temp. Super easy to clean and nothing ever sticks. We cover the plate with 30 frozen burgers, cook them, then add another 30 straight away with no change in cooking time between the first lot and the second and get the same great result. It’s really impressive” Katrina Sanderson, Food Operations Manager - Bowser Bean and Vantage Fuels

It enhances flavours by cooking at low temperatures.

"FlashGRILL completes any food. It enhances flavours by cooking at low temperatures. It can perfectly caramelise and grill the products. It is great for white meat and fish. It is very satisfying to cook different kinds of meats and ensuring clients can fully perceive the differences in tastes due to the specific flavour of each product being preserved."Chef Francesco di Maria, - LA FIORENTINA Ristorante-Pasticceria Roma - Italy
“Since I have had the possibility to cook at lower temperatures, meat does not stiffen or burn. It remains evenly cooked and intact, and enhances flavour. Thanks to FlashGRILL, which keeps the temperature even on the full cooking surface, I managed to optimise cooking in my work kitchen. I also use the CLOCHE every day. Thanks to it, I obtain great results with meat and fish, like tuna. I am extremely satisfied.”Chef Diego Asara, - GINGER SAPORI E SALUTE Roma - RM
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Operational costs down, profits up with Perfect Fry...

...Since installing the Perfect Fry, we’re saving $4,500 per week in labour costs by not having the kitchen open for as many hours.Craig Mitchell, Bar Manager - Buckingham Arms Hotel, Adelaide

Perfect fit for our stores - counter top and no smells...

Hot Chips are a universal product that appeal to multiple market segments in all seasons. The Perfect Fryer is perfect for the Wendy’s environment as it has a very small footprint and is able to be used in kiosks due to its in-built filtration system.” “We are looking forward to continued growth and development of the Wendy’s brand with an enhanced food offer”Wendies

Perfect Fryer go great and produce a consistently high quality product...

...We have expanded the range to offer three Perfect Fryers, two are used for chips and the third for other deep fried product.IGA

Five weeks in we are seeing daily food sales growth and are confident we are going to achieve our sales targets...

...The cooking equipment we selected is all automated for a consistent result every time and is safe and simple to use. It has provided us with the opportunity to introduce a diverse range of new food that is proving popular with our customers.Eddy - BP

Delivering a high standard of menu items across all our stores and locations...

...We were impressed with the quality of food the perfect fry producs, right from the trial cooking our chefs did, additionally, all staff members cooking will now be able to produce those results consistently.Mr Marshall - Degani
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The Perfect Fry is competitively priced and has really helped us to grow our food-based revenue...

...We use the Perfect Fry instead of a kitchen for the last 15 years. The machines are incredibly easy for any staff member to use, our roster of up to 26 bar staff utilise the machines on a daily basis. I highly recommend the Perfect Fry.Yohan Karunatileke, Venue Manager - The Welcome Stranger Hotel in Melbourne CBD
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