Menu Inspiration from Versatile Equipment Sometimes kitchen equipment is selected in order to prepare a specific menu item. Other times, the equipment itself can serve as an inspiration to create exciting limited time offers or expand existing menus in new directions. As discussed in a previous article on menu expansion, as the equipment packages for franchisees get bigger (and more expensive), operations are also more sensitive to purchasing a single purpose piece of equipment. Instead, they typically start by seeing what they can do to use existing equipment in an innovative way. If a new piece of equipment does need to be purchased, operations are looking for versatility that can potentially handle other menu items in the future. Antunes’ portfolio of equipment can help address menu expansions for cuisines of all kinds. We are able to showcase these versatile products when we meet with customers and prospects ― such as at industry tradeshows. Below is the menu that Corporate Executive Chef Joe Arvin demonstrated at the most recent NAFEM Show. Using steamers, toasters and egg stations, Antunes equipment brought these menu items to life. Craft ginger ale-steamed Key West rock shrimp With the Rapid Steamer Breakfast taquitos filled with sausage, sun-dried tomatoes and scrambled eggs With the Jet Steamer Avocado toast topped with soft-boiled eggs With the Egg Station Mini and Rapid Steamer Quesadillas stuffed with a variety of ingredients With the Flatbread Toaster Omelets featuring chef’s choice of fillings With the Egg Station Mini Our team would be happy to discuss your needs and how Antunes equipment helps kitchens efficiently create menus consumers crave ― contact us using this form and let’s start the conversation. Additionally, to see how Antunes has worked with chains to develop custom equipment to meet their needs, check out these case studies.