Convenience Store Automation: How the Right Technology Limits Food Handling
Convenience Store Automation: How the Right Technology Limits Food Handling
Sep 10, 2020

Shopping during a pandemic isn’t what it used to be. Customers and attendants speak through clear plexiglass. They also wear masks and gloves, and limit touching where possible.

Although the Coronavirus cannot be transmitted through food, food safety on surfaces remains a top concern for customers. Employees use trays to hand food and drinks directly to customers and encourage customers to pay with a contactless card reader.

Post pandemic, customers will want continued peace of mind about sanitation and food handling. C-stores can meet this need by keeping their store clean and organized. They can also offer touch-free foodservice through automated ovens.

Automation in Foodservice
C-stores that invest in high quality foodservice and store cleanliness must be willing to uphold that quality to maintain success in a post-pandemic world. Automation can help you meet that standard.

Automation is used in food manufacturing to increase productivity without heavy reliance on manual labor or manual handling. Automated ovens like a Conveyor create a safe way to handle foods from the fridge or freezer, while reducing customer or employee handling of products.

At the height of the pandemic, many C-stores temporarily paused self-served food stations in favor of clerk-served stations. Whether you have resumed self-served or still use clerk-served stations, automatic ovens ensure quality control and consistent food preparation. Your oven-ready favorites like pizza, hot sub sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, pre-fried foods and cookies will be cooked to perfection every time, no matter who is operating the oven.

The ease and user-friendly design of an automated oven is also beneficial. The simplistic design ensures that anyone — clerk or employee — can ensures successful operation. This is important, as many C-store employees have had to take on new tasks of food preparation, storage and handling to keep up with demand.

Foodservice operators also praise automated ovens for their ability to increase efficiency in the kitchen. Many ovens can cook multiple items at one time and can switch between different cooking settings with the touch of a button.

There is no shortage of changes facing C-stores amid the pandemic. Automation is one way your store can create consistency to deliver on foodservice expectations, while maintaining a safe, clean and mostly hands-free environment.

Ovention Ovens Make It Easy
Shuttle® NEW 2600! 2000/1600/1200
Shuttle® NEW 2600! 2000/1600/1200

If you value precision and volume, Ovention has the perfect oven to fit your operation. The Shuttle sets the new standard for conveyor ovens everywhere. No other oven can operate as both a conveyor and a closed-cavity oven.

Matchbox® 1718/1313
Matchbox® 1718/1313

Cook a full menu of delicious offerings without an oven hood. The Ovention Matchbox 1718/1313 takes the traditional conveyor oven to a whole new level.

Conveyor 2600/2000/1400
Conveyor 2600/2000/1400

Simple, smart and the right fit for operators looking for a high-throughput conveyor oven. The Ovention Conveyor Oven is the most technologically elegant and operator-friendly conveyor on the market today.

Matchbox® M360 14/12
Matchbox® M360 14/12

Cook a full menu better, faster, and easier. The Ovention Matchbox M360 has Precision Impingement® technology, a unique cooking carousel, and a small footprint, making it the perfect fit for any operation.

Finishing F1400
Finishing F1400

Finish your plates with ease and precision with this robust IR finishing conveyor. Melt, sear, toast, and finish to perfection with this operator-friendly, quiet conveyor.

MiLO® Double/Single
MiLO® Double/Single

Revolutionary infusion of Linear Impingement and Infrared (IR) technologies. Independently controlled top and bottom cavities, each with its own interior light and control panel.


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