Generating Additional Revenue with Grab-and-Go
Now more than ever, busy consumers have a lot of catching up to do. With things to do, places to be, and people to see, they want and need the convenience of grab-and-go menu options.
No matter what type of foodservice operation you run—convenience
store, grocery, restaurant, K-12 school, university, healthcare facility,
employee feeding, military installation, correctional facility, and beyond—grab-and-go
menus present valuable business benefits that optimize staff and maximize
- Food is pre-prepped, pre-portioned, and pre-packaged during off-peak hours
- No plating, serving, or bussing
- Staff and tables are freed up for on-premise dining
- Expedites service with minimal interaction
- Provides convenient options for customers when the kitchen is closed
- Increases total sales
What should you look for when setting up your grab-and-go operation? Here are some key things to consider followed by a few of our favorite cold, hot, and mobile merchandising recommendations for grab-and-go:
- Appealing display that will attract customer attention
- Keeps items orderly and presentable
- Easy to re-stock
- Supports proper food temperatures
- Mobile if needed
Cold Food Grab-and-go Merchandising
Open-front display cases provide quick and easy access to fresh, refrigerated food without the hassle of doors. Structural Concepts’ energy efficient, American-made model lineup includes air screen units with a built-in look, free-standing models, islands, end caps, and under-counter units.
Hot Food Grab-and-go Merchandising
Heated holding shelves instantly adapt traditional foodservice settings into a modern grab-and-go market. Shelves are open, providing quick and easy access to pre-packaged pastas, bowls, and other hot meals or sides.
Have an existing buffet? For a quick transformation, turn existing heated wells into grab-and-go shelves by adding Hatco heated well covers (here’s how!).
The Hatco Flav-R 2-Go Locker System can help you safely handle third-party delivery and to-go orders by simultaneously holding multiple hot or ambient to-go food orders with quick and secure, contactless access.
Designed for mobility and high capacity with spacious compartments for insulated carriers and supplies, the Cambro Vending Cart CVC75 has everything you need to transport and serve grab-and-go items indoors or out.
Tamper evident labels reinforce your commitment to safety and give your customers peace of mind. Designed for kitchen staff to apply and for customers to remove, single-use StaySafe Tamper Evident Labels by Cambro are perforated to break upon opening, ensuring at-a-glance confidence. Labels are compatible with clam shell containers, lidded food and beverage containers, aluminum food pans, and pizza boxes.
Whether grab-and-go service is at the heart of your business model, a supplemental revenue stream, or started as an emergency measure, it’s here to stay, and we’re here to help you make it a profitable revenue stream.