Our Retail Expert Summit was all about bringing together best in class case studies, showcasing best in class stores, and helping to provide better frameworks for long term food to go growth. Our guests heard from some of Europe’s best food to go retailers, and learned more about the shape of the future market opportunity.
Intro Retail Expert SummitVideo
Understanding the broader food opportunityVideo
The opportunity for food-to-go in retailVideo
Delivering winning food-to-go in retailVideo
Off-the-shelf concepts are rarely successful. Individual advice is the important ingredient to success. Tailored to your key issues. Focussing on your needs. Whether you have one or multiple locations. Regardless of whether you require support at one or multiple locations. It is not pizza and a sandwich that will be the key to your success, but full concepts and to a high standard of quality. Concepts that are consistently implemented.
Efficiency reinterpreted: Roasting, grilling, baking, boiling - intelligently regulated. On less than 1 m2. Humidity, air speed, temperature - carefully coordinated. In a unit that thinks with you, learns from you, forgets nothing, adjusts and adapts. Thanks to its intelligent assistant functions, it responds to all changing requirements dynamically. Is the bakery product frozen? Has the cooking cabinet door been open too long? Need to heat up quickly? High temperature? The iCombi Pro never loses sight of the desired result and adjusts the settings independently.
Essentially, the iCombi Pro has only one task: Reliably delivering consistently good results. It is therefore equipped with a whole lot of intelligence and impresses with productivity, simplicity and quality. For example, it recognises whether it is going to cook one or 20 burger patties and regulates everything automatically. Or it supports you with time or energy-optimised production plans. For the best way to stock the grab & go station for example.
The iCombi Pro cooks intelligently and also saves intelligently. Such as in energy consumption, workload, space requirement, consumption of raw materials and consumption of fat. In short, The results are impressive.
Up to 70 %* lower energy costs
Short preheating times eliminate the need for standby mode. Rolling loads with the iProductionManager in the iCombi Pro also save energy.
Less working time
It eliminates the need for routine tasks such as turning, checking and readjustment. The ultra-fast clean in the Combi Pro saves more time. It creates 1-2 hours* more time per day for other things.
30 %* less space requirement
The iCombi Pro replaces approx. 90 % of conventional kitchen equipment. So out with the tilting pan, pots, pans and deep-fat fryer – and in with freedom of movement. Or additional shop space.
Up to 25 %* less consumption of raw materials
The iCombi Pro sensitively adjusts its cooking processes which reduces weight and cutting loss. It also produces the same high quality on every single rack, which considerably reduces waste. Overall, this reduces the consumption of raw materials.
Loyal customers, new customers, casual customers – they all want to be surprised. Time and time again. It is becoming more and more important to regularly revise concepts, generate input and implement new ideas. This applies to opening times, shop design and the range of food. This is precisely why RATIONAL is there for you. With know-how. With the necessary expertise. With one flexible unit. With many new ideas.
Networking is progressing everywhere: Cash register system, merchandise management, HR planning, payment app - it all runs digitally, and it is all synchronised. Just like ConnectedCooking by RATIONAL. Recipe transfer, unit control, hygiene data, software updates and service remote access - with the secure networking solution you can control everything from your desk. For all connected units. In all branches. You can also access and save HACCP data from all units. Do you have new dishes? Their recipes can also travel to the branches at a click. All you need is a PC, smartphone or tablet. Standardisation does not get easier than that.
Powerful networking by RATIONAL. Always keeps everything under control.
A hygienic interim clean in approx. 12 minutes or a brilliant clean, even overnight, with iCareSystem. Very simple and safe with the phosphate-free cleaner tabs. With a cleaning program that remembers your preferences and automatically starts your desired program the next time. Even the fresh steam generator is automatically descaled so that the units can generally be connected to a drinking water or soft water feed.
Play it safe.
Easy and quick to keep clean. To keep your mind at ease. For more time for your customers.
The iCombi Pro is self-explanatory and can easily be operated error-free following a brief induction. Tailored to your own food concept or one created by RATIONAL, we will train you and your employees so that everything works smoothly and only desired results are produced.
Training with RATIONAL
At RATIONAL, service is included. From the initial consultation, the test cook, test unit, installation to the worldwide training and automatic software updates, and ChefLine - the telephone hotline for individual questions. You can also attend training on various subjects, such as finishing, at the Academy RATIONAL. The worldwide RATIONAL Service team is always close at hand in case of emergencies.
All with a single objective.
Ensuring your investment pays off in the long term, that you always get the most out of your cooking systems and that you never run out of ideas.