The term “Curbside Pickup” has become the year’s most popular phrase thanks to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In fact, studies show that curbside pickup is here to stay. But, if your restaurant is thinking about setting up a curbside pickup area, you’ll need the right equipment.
In this article, we’ll give you four essential IMC products to help get your curbside pickup up & running without any hiccups. We’ll also offer you helpful tips as you start venturing into the world of curbside pickup.
1. IMC Worktables
Arguably, the most important item to have is worktables. Without them, there would be no place to hold customer orders & organize other items such as napkins, condiments & cutlery. The more takeout orders you have, the more space you will need to accommodate those orders. Worktables truly are the backbone of any curbside pickup operation.
As we mentioned previously, IMC worktables are safe, sturdy & customizable. IMC worktables are constructed from type 300 series stainless steel, which is the gold standard for sanitation, ease of cleaning, heat resistance & longevity. All worktables can be customized with undershelves, drawers and/or casters to allow yours to be as versatile as possible. Mix & match other options to find the worktable that works best for you.
2. IMC Cabinets
You will need a place to hold your valuable items/tools when not in use. If you want your curbside pickup operation to run smoothly, organization & tidiness are an essential element. Having your items lying out in your work area can be daunting & decrease productivity. This is why cabinets are some of the most vital pieces of equipment to have for your curbside pickup.
IMC offers a variety of cabinets: wall cabinets, base cabinets & storage cabinets, to name a few. IMC cabinets can be supplied with or without doors or standard sliding or swing design. Custom sizes allow our cabinets to fit any space; locks are also available for extra security. IMC cabinets are an important asset in your lineup that will last your business long after it arrives.
3. IMC Shelving
Forming an effective storage area in your business can be tough, especially if you have limited space & lots to store. Every restaurant operator’s worst nightmare is having orders mixed up, which leads to customer complaints & returns. You’ll need a way to stack & sort items, all while having them readily accessible. Shelving units are here to save the day.
IMC shelving withstands the heaviest of loads with years of maintenance-free use. IMC solid shelves provide easy access & quick clean up of spills. IMC louvered shelves allow for uniform temperature distribution. IMC shelving can be made mobile with the use of optional casters, which is useful for high volume establishments.
4. IMC Tray Carts
In larger restaurants, transporting meals around the facility is a must. Whether meals or moving from station to station or being transported from the back of house to the front of house, tray carts are the most reliable way of moving around food items. For curbside pickup, tray carts are especially important in fulfilling & speeding up customer orders. Without them, curbside operations would be dramatically slowed down.
We’ve spoken before about the ways tray carts are combating COVID-19. The removable tray slides, pitched bottom & removable doors help make cleaning a breeze. Additionally, IMC tray carts feature swing doors & a convenient side load operation, allowing (2) trays per slide on 5” spacing. Tray spacing can be customized. Carts are provided with push handles for easy mobility, thanks to the standard casters.
At IMC/Teddy, we continue to manufacture products to help you maintain facility safety & hygiene. With the recent outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to be your teammate in fighting back against the virus as much as possible. For a closer look at IMC hygienic & safety equipment, click here.