As our menu has continued to expand with increased product offerings, our restaurants need more capacity in the kitchen to keep our products hot. This has led to increased food prep line length and affected our ability to deliver hot, quality food quickly. Since there is limited space in the kitchen, larger-sized equipment is not the solution. This situation presented the opportunity to deliver a hot holding cabinet that is basically the same size as the earlier version but offers increased holding capacity.
The High Density Universal Holding Cabinet (HDUHC) provides a 50 percent increase in hot holding capacity and is similarly sized to the current holding cabinet. The HDUHC also uses existing UHC trays, so new trays do not need to be produced and purchased. The HDUHC eliminates the need for an external programming device via easy-to-use onboard programming. In addition, the HDUHC allows crew to turn off unused rows within the cabinet to reduce energy consumption.
The HD UHC provides six rows with 18 tray positions of hot holding capacity while delivering an energy savings of 40 percent per row compared to the current holding cabinet.