Hot Diggity

You can heat up your hot dog sales with the Star hot dog steamer. Its dual-level design saves space with a smaller footprint and provides easy access to hot dogs and buns. The Star steamer features large-capacity water tray for all-day steaming, an adjustable thermostat for pinpoint temperature control and full-view sliding tempered glass doors. Some models offer a low-water indicator. Accessories include an exclusive hot dog juice tray.

Star Manufacturing Int'l, Inc.: 800-264-7827

Watertight Tent

Anchor Century® Frame Ground Mount Conces-sion Tents are attractive, easy to install and ex-tremely functional. The vinyl tents come with strong aluminum box beam frames and tension web guys. There are no interior ground poles, creating free interior space. The unique sidewall and bally system requires no lacing or snaps. Raingutters ensure a watertight fit while connecting multiple units. Customize your tent with special designs, colors and sizes-available in 10-feet-by-10-feet up to 16-feet-by-16-feet. Options include collapsible, back-lit, steel-stitch and concession awnings; screen doors; roll-up closure walls; custom logos and lettering, flags or ballies.

Anchor Industries: 800-322-8368

Cold Comfort

The new Ice/Beverage Series QuietQube® ice machines by Manitowoc address concerns about food quality and safety. Ice machines that sit atop beverage dispensers make cleaning the dispenser a big job. The IB unit's narrow 14-inch depth allows operators access to the inside of the beverage dispenser for cleaning, sanitizing and maintenance without removing the ice machine. This compact design is made possible by Manitowoc's patented CVD® (Cool Vapor Defrost) technology. The IB models can be installed or retrofitted on almost any commercial beverage dispenser on the market.

Manitowoc Ice, Inc.: 920-683-7569

Free Food with Fryer

Receive a package of coupons, redeemable for more than $1,965 in free food and $3,160 in case discounts with you purchase the new Quik n' Crispy® greaseless fryer. The Quik n' Crispy® uses hot air and radiant heat to fry, grill or bake most hot foods faster than convection ovens, while eliminating the expense of venting required with deep-fat fryers. It cooks oven-ready frozen foods so they're brown on the outside, moist on the inside—with up to 40 percent less fat and cholesterol than deep-fat fried foods. It also grills precooked meats in less than five minutes.

QNC, Inc.: 888-NO VENTS

Showcase Hot Foods

When countertop space is at a premium, the safe and convenient Glo-Ray® model GRFFL with sign holder is effective for promoting impulse sales of wrapped products. This warmer unit offers the convenience of customer self-serve, while showcasing hot foods. Features include infrared heat from above and a specially designed stand that keeps food holding pans off the countertop, which serves as insulation to prolong serving life. Shatter-resistant incandescent lights illuminate the holding area, and the powder-coated designer colors can compliment your serving area while providing a durable, easy-to-clean surface.

Hatco Corporation: 800-558-0607

Poppin' up Profits

Increase your profits with the Pop Maxx by Gold Medal Products Co. This 12- to 14-ounce kettle popper maximizes popcorn production from any 15-amp line. The Pop Maxx is easy to keep clean with its E-Z Kleen Kettle and removable glass. The twin- arm kettle suspension of the unit ensures operator safety. The heavy-duty kettle drive motor and all-stainless-steel construction provides efficient, long-lasting use.

Gold Medal Products Co.: 800-543-0862

Cook with a Kettle

The Deluxe Frontier Kettle® is a top-of-the-line soup kettle that will cook, heat, hold and warm soup and other hot foods. This classic kettle with its old-fashioned look has great customer appeal and is a sure way to increase sales. It features fast heat-up, adjustable temperature control, indicator light, and the option of 120-volt or 240-volt. The kettle is shipped complete with stainless-steel food insert, hinged lid and product cards. Choose from 6-, 8- or 12-quart sizes (5.7 liters, 7.6 liters or 11.4 liters).

Tomlinson Industries: 216-587-3400

Quick-Serve Pasta

Pino's Pasta Veloce Machine cooks healthy, low-fat pasta and sauce for today's fast-paced consumers. With the push of a button, you can produce up to four portions of consistently al dente pasta in only 85 seconds and serve up to 120 portions an hour with virtually no added labor costs and no exhaust systems required. The machine is 2.7 cubic feet and weighs just 90 pounds. It can serve 10 pastas and five different preservative-free sauces, creating 50 pasta combinations. Merchandising programs are available.

Pino Pasta: 888-95PASTA