Middleby Corporation has announced that they have acquired RAM Fry Dispensers. RAM Fry Dispensers is a business unit of Automated Equipment LLC based in Red Wing, Minn. RAM is a big name in automated frozen fry dispensing equipment.
“The addition of RAM enhances our restaurant automation portfolio. In the current market, operators are in need of solutions to address labor costs and availability. As an innovation leader, the RAM automated fry dispenser also manages portion control through inductive basket sensors, decreasing food waste and promoting a higher quality cooking environment,” said Tim FitzGerald, CEO of Middleby.
FitzGerald added that “This is a natural extension of our best-in-class fryer brands. RAM is currently in use with many large global restaurant chains. We expect to further develop and integrate this solution with our existing products.”
RAM Fry Dispenser is popular because of three things, reliability, ease of use and dispensing accuracy. The units operate by releasing portion-controlled frozen products directly from the freezer into fry baskets. Improved product quality, consistency, and yield are insured as the fries are cooked directly from frozen ensured by the system.
Users get accurate portion control due to the patented weighing system. The weighing system supports lessening food costs and reducing needed labor. After the fries are loaded in the baskets, they are then removed and placed in the fryer for cooking.