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  • Tools of the Trade: Antunes Customer Self-Service Portal

    C-Store Foodservice Customer Insights

    Foodservice is a growing area of focus for convenience stores, but what do you know about the preferences and behaviors of consumers? How often do they shop? When are they eating? What are they looking for?  [Read more]

  • Tools of the Trade: Antunes Customer Self-Service Portal

    Tools of the Trade: Antunes Customer Self-Service Portal

    Antunes is dedicated to driving success for its customers, and customer service can play a key role in making this happen. One customer service tool that supports customers in their day-to-day interaction with Antunes is the Customer Self-Service (CSS) portal.  [Read more]

  • How to Tackle Food Waste Through Equipment Solutions

    How to Tackle Food Waste through Equipment Solutions

    As a foodservice equipment manufacturer, Antunes is in a position to help restaurants address food waste challenges by providing reliable equipment that helps ensure food is cooked properly and consistently.  [Read more]

  • Contact Toasting and Radiant Toasting: What's the Difference?

    Contact Toasting and Radiant Toasting: What's the Difference?

    Toasting can improve the taste and quality of a number of menu items, but the type of toaster also has an impact on the end product. Understanding the differences between radiant and contact toasting options can help ensure you’re using the correct method to garner the best results.  [Read more]

  • Q&A: Inside Antunes' Product Development Process

    Antunes Celebrating 40th Anniversary of the Host Exhibition from October 20-24 at Fiera Milano Rho, Italy

    The Milan-based exhibition has long been the place to look for innovation, internationalization, and quality within Europe’s growing HoReCa industry. Attendees can expect to see Antunes surpassing this standard with groundbreaking, new, restaurant equipment debuts.  [Read more]

  • Q&A: Inside Antunes' Product Development Process

    Q&A: Inside Antunes' Product Development Process

    How do we innovate? Learn from the masters of Product Development in this Q&A with the Antunes PD team about how we keep customer needs in the forefront of developing new products.  [Read more]

  • Antunes Showcasing New Countertop Cooking Solutions at PIR Exhibition in Moscow

    Antunes Showcasing New Countertop Cooking Solutions at PIR Exhibition in Moscow

    Antunes will be showcasing its new countertop cooking equipment at the Jubilee 20th PIR Exhibition in Moscow, celebrating innovation and quality in the restaurant and hospitality equipment industry.  [Read more]

  • Fresh Foodservice To Be Focal Point At 2017 NACS Show

    Fresh Foodservice To Be Focal Point At 2017 NACS Show

    The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show this year will be in Chicago from October 18-20, with all the latest C-store trends on display. At this year’s NACS Show, two words are anticipated to be on everyone’s minds: “foodservice” and “fresh.”  [Read more]

  • How Displays Are Adapting to New Restaurant Layouts

    How Displays Are Adapting to New Restaurant Layouts

    QSRs and C-stores are adapting the landscape of their locations in anticipation of customer demand. These new layouts can incorporate fewer registers, more self-service interactive kiosks, and a more open floor plan. With these new layouts, product displays need to rise to the occasion and adapt with the restaurant. [Read more]

  • Supporting Restaurant Chain Brands through Product Consistency

    Supporting Restaurant Chains through Product Consistency

    Chain restaurants want consistent food quality and menu execution across locations so that consumers enjoy the same experience whether they’re eating down the street or across the globe. Not only does this encourage repeat business, it also can support a chain’s brand by meeting customer expectations. [Read more]

  • Quality in the Cup: Water Filtration and Coffee

    Quality in the Cup: Water Filtration and Coffee

    Water filtration has a critical impact on the quality of all types of beverages, but this is true for coffee in particular. Coffee is more than 98 percent water, so it is important to have proper water filtration to guarantee consistent, great tasting coffee.  [Read more]

  • Finding a Perfect Fit with Flexible Equipment Features

    Finding a Perfect Fit with Flexible Equipment Features

    No two kitchen operations are exactly the same — and therefore, their equipment shouldn’t be the same either. There are a variety of aspects of countertop cooking equipment that can be configured for an operation — either at the manufacturing level or adjusted by the operator on site.  [Read more]

  • Expansion Update: Summer 2017

    Expansion Update: Summer 2017

    In October 2016, we began an expansion project at our headquarters in Carol Stream, IL, to add approximately 55,000 square feet to our manufacturing facility, which will increase our capacity by 40 percent. Our team has a number of improvements to look forward to as part of this expansion.  [Read more]

  • Why Proper Installation of a Filtration System Matters

    Why Proper Installation of a Filtration System Matters

    Water filtration can positively impact an operation’s water quality, equipment performance and ability to keep up with demand — but only if it is installed properly. An incorrectly installed system can lead to a myriad of problems, from leaks and water line issues to voided warranties and poor performance.  [Read more]

  • How C-stores Can Capitalize on Breakfast on the G

    How C-stores Can Capitalize on Breakfast on the Go

    We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, when consumers’ time for breakfast is crunched, they’re turning to foodservice establishments for a quick option — and a popular choice is the breakfast sandwich.  [Read more]

  • Doing More With Less Space in the Kitchen

    Doing More with Less Space in the Kitchen

    Space is limited in every restaurant for both the front of the house and the kitchen. Antunes works with customers to understand their unique needs for kitchen space and develops custom solutions for their operations.  [Read more]

  • “The

    Antunes Announces Installation and Service Program for Water Filtration Equipment

    Antunes is now offering installation and service for its water filtration equipment through a partnership with a team of certified, skilled beverage installers.  [Read more]

  • “The

    Finding an Alternative to Costly Cartridges

    Not all water filtration systems are equal, and foodservice operators considering their options have several types of systems to choose from, including: mechanical, chemical, ion exchange, reverse osmosis, and UV sterilization.  [Read more]

  • “The

    Designed for Success: Foodservice in Convenience Stores

    From rows of ready-to-eat snack items to expanded menus with made-to-order meals, the foodservice offerings in c-stores continue to develop.  [Read more]

  • “The

    The Equipment Factor in Menu Expansion

    Collectively, hundreds of new menu items and limited-time offers (LTOs) hit quick service and fast casual restaurant menus each month.  [Read more]

  • Matching Steamers and Menu Items for a Perfect Bite

    Matching Steamers and Menu Items for a Perfect Bite

    Variety. Fresh. Healthy. These are just a few things consumers are looking for in restaurant menus, and all can be addressed by one versatile equipment category: countertop steamers.  [Read more]

  • Foodservice Trends: Topped with an Egg

    Foodservice Trends: Topped with an Egg

    When you think of eggs on a restaurant menu, your first thought is likely breakfast — egg sandwiches, omelets and the like. There is a growing trend, however, of topping non-breakfast items with eggs.  [Read more]

  • An Update on the Antunes Manufacturing Facility Expansion

    An Update on the Antunes Manufacturing Facility Expansion

    As we announced in October 2016, we are expanding the manufacturing facility at our headquarters in Carol Stream, IL — adding approximately 55,000 square feet to increase our capabilities.  [Read more]

  • Antunes Rebrand: One Year Later

    Antunes Rebrand: One Year Later

    Last April, we announced that we were changing our name from A.J. Antunes & Co. to Antunes and updating several aspects of our brand. The process to get to that announcement took a lot of input, insight and action, and now, one year later, we’re taking a look back.  [Read more]

  • Convenience Store Foodservice, Labor and the Role of Equipment

    Convenience Store Foodservice, Labor and the Role of Equipment

    One of the largest expenses for a convenience store operator is labor ― and that cost continues to rise. Between operators trying to maximize their “investment” in employees and the increasing role of foodservice for convenience stores, the right foodservice equipment can support both endeavors.  [Read more]

  • The Appeal of the Open Kitchen

    The Appeal of the Open Kitchen

    It’s often said “seeing is believing” ― and the same is true for commercial kitchens. With the increased focus on freshness and a desire to know how food is being prepared, customers want to see the back-of-house operations move into the forefront.  [Read more]

  • Stories Behind Success

    Supporting Clean Water Efforts on World Water Day — and Every Day

    How many times have you used water today? To wash your hands, brush your teeth or to drink? Here in the U.S., it’s easy to lose count and take clean water for granted, but there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home  [Read more]

  • Stories Behind Success

    Stories Behind Success

    Here at Antunes, our goal is to drive success for every customer — first by listening, then by delivering on our steadfast commitment to excellence. Our team members across all departments are committed to this endeavor.  [Read more]

  • Addressing Quality and Speed for QSRs

    Addressing Quality and Speed for QSRs

    In the foodservice world of the past, quality and speed typically had an inverse relationship. Now, we see that the two must be well-balanced to meet consumer needs.  [Read more]

  • The Benefits of Dry Steam

    The Benefits of Dry Steam

    Steaming is universally viewed as a healthier way to cook, because it doesn't involve any cooking oils or fats and maintains food’s vitamins and minerals that may be lost in other cooking methods.  [Read more]

  • Insights from the floor at NAFEM 2017

    Insights from the floor at NAFEM 2017

    Between conversations with customers and visitors at the Antunes booth, checking out the WHAT’S HOT WHAT’S COOL product gallery and walking up and down the aisles to see other exhibitors, there was a lot to unpack from NAFEM 2017.  [Read more]

  • Why Foodservice Matters in Today's Convenience Stores

    Why Foodservice Matters in Today's Convenience Stores

    There’s a correlation between increases in gas prices and electric car sales and a decrease in dollars spent at the pump. So, how can convenience stores make up for the lost revenue from that segment of the business? It means they can’t just focus on gas anymore.  [Read more]

  • Trends and Toasting: Flatbreads, Tortillas & Wraps

    Trends and Toasting: Flatbreads, Tortillas, & Wraps

    When you visit a QSR or fast-casual restaurant, your entrée might not be served on a bun or sandwich bread. Tortillas, flatbreads and other wraps have become a standard offering on menus that run from traditional American fare to unique takes on cuisines from around the world.  [Read more]

  • The Value of CFSP Certification

    The Value of CFSP Certification

    Like many industries, foodservice is full of acronyms: NRA, NAFEM, MAFSI, CPMR — just to name a few. Some of these acronyms represent designations earned by individuals to represent their knowledge of and commitment to the foodservice industry.  [Read more]

  • Setting Sights on Energy Efficiency: Tips for Operators

    Setting Sights on Energy Efficiency: Tips for Operators

    With energy costs on the rise — not to mention the significant impact of increasing labor and food costs — operators have to place greater emphasis on driving down the amount of energy their facilities require to operate.  [Read more]

  • How Water Filtration Systems Save Operations Money

    How Water Filtration Systems Save Operations Money

    With water hardness and higher levels of total dissolved solids (TDS) prevalent in several geographic areas, the water coming out of the tap will not adequately meet the needs of many foodservice operations. [Read more]

  • Optimizing Operations with ERP Software

    Optimizing Operations with ERP Software

    Enterprise Resource Planning, or ERP, software is an integrated business application system used to manage operations and finances within a company. As a manufacturer, Antunes uses it to plan, execute and record the production of its products.  [Read more]

  • Cooking with Egg Stations

    Saying Goodbye to the Grill: Cooking with Egg Stations

    Eggs are the cornerstone of every successful breakfast menu, aligning with consumers’ desire to add more protein to their diets and a preference for eggs.  [Read more]

  • Repair vs. Repair: Making the Right Decision

    Q&A: In-House Repair Program

    Antunes’ technical service representatives work firsthand with each and every one of the manufacturer’s products — handling service calls, conducting field tests, updating components and supporting the design and development of new product releases.  [Read more]

  • 2016: A Year In Review

    2016: A Year In Review

    2016 was a significant year for Antunes with several milestones, awards and exciting developments. Before we move into 2017, we wanted to take a look back at all that has happened this year.  [Read more]

  • Repair vs. Repair: Making the Right Decision

    Repair vs. Replace: Making the Right Decision

    The situation is easy to picture: a foodservice operator looks at a broken piece of equipment and asks the question “should I call someone to fix this or just replace it entirely?” The answer is not always straightforward.  [Read more]

  • Trends and Toasting: Burgers

    Trends and Toasting: Burgers

    With three in five consumers saying that they love burgers, this staple of the American diet isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.  [Read more]

  • Clean Labels

    The 'Clean Label' Trend and the Impact on Commercial Kitchen Equipment

    As consumers look for healthier, less-processed fare, fast casual and quick-service chains are updating menus and eliminating ingredients, such as artificial flavors and preservatives. [Read more]

  • Product Testing

    Cleaning Best Practices

    In a commercial kitchen, total return on investment depends on how long the investment lasts, and proper cleaning techniques help improve the life of equipment. [Read more]

  • Product Testing

    Product Testing - Field Validation and Product Safety

    There can be confusion in the foodservice industry when field validation testing and product safety & compliance certification testing are lumped into a single category. These are different tasks that address different aspects of product validation. [Read more]

  • Determining Water Quality

    Determining Water Quality

    Water is a critical component of today’s commercial kitchens — impacting everything from equipment performance to the taste of food and beverages. Because of its importance, operators should know the quality of their water. [Read more]

  • Splash Q&A

    Splash Q&A with Jane Antunes Bullock

    Since naming Splash as its corporate charity in 2011, Antunes has worked with the nonprofit to not only equip them with quality water filtration systems but also to raise awareness and funds for their goal of providing clean drinking water to children around the world. [Read more]

  • Trends in Toasting: Breakfast Items

    Trends in Toasting: Breakfast Items

    Recent studies around daypart growth tell a familiar story: Americans love breakfast. The consumption of breakfasts and morning snacks, in- and away-from home, is now forecasted to grow faster than the U.S. population. [Read more]

  • Launch of Antunes Insights & Social Media

    Launch of Antunes Insights & Social Media

    As a leading custom foodservice equipment manufacturer, we have created this section of our website to provide valuable industry knowledge to our customers and partners. [Read more]

Antunes Insights is a section of our website dedicated to providing valuable industry knowledge to our customers and partners. Here you’ll find tips, thoughts and ideas that can positively impact your operation. We invite you to take a look around, and come back often, as we’ll be adding new content on a regular basis.


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