Get it out there – takeaway delivery sorted
FEM’s Vollrath food delivery bags: from kitchen to customer with no loss of quality
During the Coronavirus pandemic restaurants are turning to providing takeaway delivery services in order to keep their kitchen operational, keep staff employed and keep their name out there. But operators need to ensure that their takeaway service doesn’t mean loss of food quality, they need to deliver restaurant-standard experiences to retain customers for when restrictions ease. Top-class delivery bags are essential when providing a top-class delivery service.
Vollrath’s new range of food transport and delivery bags, available from Foodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM), are designed to maintain temperature longer and preserve the integrity of the transported food. The range includes pizza bags, tower bags, catering bags and food delivery backpacks. All the bags have a moisture-resistant 8mm think foil liner and thick poly batting insulation on all sides. Velcro closing flaps and zipped lids provide extra insulation while heat pads and portable battery packs on some models add heat during transport and extend the delivery radius and timescale.
Heavy-duty stitching and webbed handles provide a durable construction designed for longevity and to protect the contents of the bag. Sturdy bases ensure stability for easy loading and transportation. A clear plastic insert window offers opportunities for branding or product identification. The bags and inserts fold flat for easy storage and the vinyl liners are easy to wash and keep hygienically clean.
There are three different levels of Vollrath bags available. The 3-Series offers the baseline. In these the hot food generates heat in the bag while the high-performance insulation helps retain the heat. The standard 5-Series features an integral heat pad that pre-heats the bag before use. Once at the required temperature, the heat pad can be unplugged for easy transportation or it can be connected via an optional 12V in-car power changer to continually heat the bag during transport.
The top of the range 5-Series has a heat pack and a power pack for greater flexibility. With five heat settings, operators can pre-heat the bag, and continue to heat it during transport without using a charger. Depending on setting and bag size, power pack charge will last from three to four hours. Between deliveries the included 12V in-car charger can be used recharge the lithium-ion battery power pack.