Antunes Flatbread Toaster Receives 2018 Kitchen Innovations Award

CAROL STREAM, ILLINOIS – The GST-1H Flatbread Toaster from Antunes recently received a 2018 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Award from the National Restaurant Association. The awards honor forward-thinking equipment and technologies that increase efficiencies and productivity for back-of-the-house operations and benefit restaurant operators.

Featuring a compact, energy-efficient design, easy-access wide mouth opening, constantly moving belts and an integrated heated landing zone, the GST-1H Flatbread Toaster solves consistency and speed issues in the kitchen with superior quality and convenience for operators.

Unlike many toasting platforms, the GST-1H heats tortilla and flatbread products from both sides and is able to reach higher temperature levels than other units on the market — ensuring a rapid, evenly heated result.

In addition to its numerous operational benefits, the GST-1H provides efficiencies for foodservice operators seeking to lower energy usage and costs while maintaining a high capacity for heating tortillas and flatbreads of all sizes.  In fact, the GST-1H’s energy efficiency surpasses that of an equivalently rated flat top griddle used to prepare tortillas in a leading national QSR chain.

“Whether for American fare or global cuisines, our Flatbread Toaster delivers a consistent quality product — giving operators the quick and efficient solution they need to better serve their customers,” said Daniel Schmidt, director of strategic operations for Antunes. “Our Egg Station received a KI Award in 2017, and to be honored with this prestigious award in back-to-back years is an extraordinary accomplishment for our team that emphasizes our commitment to creating innovative equipment solutions to drive success for our customers.”

The KI Award will be presented at the 2018 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago, held May 19-22. The GST-1H will be featured in both the Kitchen Innovations Pavilion and in the Antunes booth #4860.

For more information about the Antunes Flatbread Toaster, visit this product page.

About Antunes
Antunes is a leading custom foodservice equipment manufacturer, specializing in countertop cooking and water filtration solutions for global operations. Headquartered in Carol Stream, Illinois, Antunes is driven by a commitment to provide reliable performance, customer-focused service and premium quality. For more information, visit