Xpress™ High Speed Combination Ovens for Convenience Stores

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Xpress™ High Speed Combination Ovens for Convenience Stores

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Convenience stores in the United States number 149,000+ and are growing rapidly.  Now considered the new ‘QSR’, food sales within convenience stores enable owners and franchisees to increase margins over gasoline sales by providing craveable food items for take-out and as home meal replacements for busy families. This significantly increases convenience store profit margins.High Speed Combination ovens such as the Xpress™ MXP and Jetwave™ enable hot breakfast and sandwich offerings, pizza, casserole type items, pastry items and entrees from a frozen state, including vegetarian options.  As consumers become aware of higher quality take home food items when filling up their gas tanks, more operators are demanding a perfected cooking platform to execute and deliver these items to consumers.Here are some factors to consider when choosing a High Speed Combination oven to meet customer expectations:

  • Menu and menu extensions
  • Space Allocations
  • Schematics of hot and cold items
  • Customer count
  • Speed of Service
  • Number of menu items
  • Menu extension
  • Additions for menu enhancement
  • ‘Limited Time Only’ specials
  • Oven investment

 ACP, Inc. offers two Xpress™ High Speed Combination ovens for convenience store operations.

The MXP:

  • Cooks foods up to 15 times faster than conventional methods making it ideal for the on-the-go customer.
  •    2200 watts microwave, 2000 watts impinged air, 3000 watts infrared heat.
  • Catalytic converter eliminates need for a ventilation system, reducing start-up cost.
  • Allows cooking programs to be uploaded and shared across locations with standard USB flash drives.
  • Small footprint saves valuable counter space.
  • Intuitive, touch pad controls minimize staff training time.
  • Heats and retherms prepared frozen or refrigerated foods in seconds:
    • Toasts and heats sandwiches in thirty seconds without drying breads.
    • Bakes 6” (15 cm) frozen pizzas in less than two minutes.
    • Bakes fries from frozen in one minute thirty seconds.
    • Heats plain pretzels from frozen in 30 seconds.
  • Programmable up to 360 menu items.
  • Categorize menu up to three levels (ex: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Accommodates a 13 1/2” x13 1/2” x 1” (343 x 343 x 25mm) metal pan (SQ10 pan accessory) for multiple servings.

The Jetwave™:

  • Cooks up to 4 times faster than conventional methods.
  • Features 1400 watts microwave and 2700 watts forced convection for enhanced toasting and browning.
  • Reduces staff training time with intuitive, touch pad controls.
  • Heats and retherms prepared frozen or refrigerated foods in seconds:
    • Toasts and heats sandwiches in forty seconds without drying breads.
    • Bakes 6” (15 cm) frozen pizzas in less than four minutes.
    • Bakes fries from frozen in three minutes.
    • Heats plain pretzels from frozen in two minutes.
  • Allows cooking programs to be uploaded and shared across locations with EZ Card Menu Management System.
  • Programmable up to 100 menu items.

Baking a frozen prepared pizza in an MXP high speed oven:
Product
12” (30.5 cm) Frozen Cheese Pizza

Procedure
Place frozen pizza on top of HEATED, ST10X pizza stone accessory, and bake to the following settings:

Cook Settings (MXP):
Oven temperature: 520°F (270°C)
Stage # 1  Time: 1:00      20% MW     0%  Fan     100% IR
Stage # 2   Time: 1:05      80% MW    40% Fan    100% IR
Stage # 3   Time: 0:20      0%  MW    0% Fan    100% IR

Return on Investment
In addition to impressive time savings, the MXP high speed ovens offer significant return on investment .

pizza

Food Item: Cheese Pizza
Food Cost       Labor/OH    Estimated Cost     Retail     Net Profit
$1.84                   $ 0.73             $2.57                  $5.00          $2.43