Petrol and convenience market

Food on the go continues to grow!

Food sales generated $1.34 billion in 2022*
This is a 12% increase in sales growth!

Busy People, Busy Lives

We understand the busy lives your customers lead. Running on empty on their way home from work, rushed and ragged, if they could only grab a hot cooked chicken and relax, dinner almost done!

Cold day, craving a hot lunch? Run around the corner to their local convenience store to grab a hot potato bake, potato cake or chicken roll to fill that hole.

What about that road trip, hungry kids in the back, they are craving a moment’s peace to listen to a favourite podcast, why not stop off for fuel, some hot chips for the kids and some sanity!

Closer than you think

At Meris we understand that many have not considered hot food due to the perceived challenges of lack of space and skill but that is all a thing of the past!

We are fully aware of the demands and limitations business owners in the Petrol & Convenience sector experience. This is why we offer the most sophisticated commercial cooking equipment that does all the work for you without the need for cooking skills or a commercial kitchen – just a countertop, power socket and a person to activate it!

Power on into your future with our commercial cooking equipment, and start offering hot food to fuel your business profits!

See how your food offering is performing

Trying to reconcile what impact hot food could have on your bottom line but don’t know how to calculate it? Let us help!

Simply enter your details in our food to go calculator to see how you are performing against a range of other national sites based on some basic numbers.

Like what you see? Book a presentation with the team at Meris to see what commercial cooking equipment will best suit your business needs and goals.

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Starting your hot food offering, or expanding it? Our commercial cooking equipment will ensure the best results.

 

The Apco journey

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Like what you see but want to know more? Book a Consultation with the Meris Team and discover the world of food to go. Let us unpack with you the opportunities that exist within your business to harness this growing trend and fuel your profits with our plug and play food equipment today.

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    What Our Clients Say

    FoodWorks

    “When we were looking to purchase a heated merchandiser for our chickens and hot food, we got a quote on the Flexeserve from Meris as well as an alternate unit from another supplier. The Flexeserve® was more expensive, so we went with the other unit. From day one of installing the other unit we had a myriad of issues.

    After three months of this and an inability for anyone to be able to fix it, we re-approached Meris about the Flexeserve® unit, and they helped us out. The Flexeserve has done all the things they told us it would, and we have not had an issue. Clearly, you get what you pay for, and the Flexeserve® is worth it”

    Shane Cantania - FoodWorks
    Country Grocers & Liquor Ballan
    “Our previous hot food display was too hot to touch and was melting the food packaging. The harsh heat was drying the food out, which was limiting shelf life and leading to more food wastage. With Flexeserve, the results were almost immediate. Within 2 months, sales were up by 37%. In just six months, sales increased by a staggering 41%. With year-on-year sales up by 81%. " Ashlee Plucke, Store Manager - Country Grocers & Liquor Ballan
    “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
    We have increased sales and heavily reduced food wastage. The benefits of the Flexeserve are as promised. We have benefited greatly from the individual temperature-controlled shelves, allowing us to hold food at the perfect temperature, preserving its freshness and increasing the variety of food items we offer, meeting peak mealtimes throughout the day.Clinton & Tanya Loftus - IGA Busselton

    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