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Why You Should Consider the Multiteria Retail XTension

When it comes to foodservice on campus, one of the biggest assets is versatile equipment.

What does that mean, specifically? Units that can be moved around, from inside service to events held outside on the quad. Units that can get larger or smaller depending on the crowd size or the available space. Units that can stand up to the wear and tear of campus life while still looking upscale.

The Retail X-Tension from Multiteria is a foodservice counter that can achieve these objectives and more, whether it's on a college campus or outside a high school gymnasium. Let's take a look.

The Multiteria Retail X-Tension allows operators to serve a variety of menu items in a variety of locations. With chalkboard signage, those displays are obvious and enticing and can change from one service to the next. Along with easy setup, which takes 15 minutes or less, operators can move from grab-n-go breakfast in the morning to lunch service in the afternoon to a concession stand outside the basketball game at night.

Snacks, beverages, fruit, and even food warming are all possible with the Retail X-Tension. This menu diversity, when coupled with locational diversity the unit provides, means underused spaces can be turned into profit centers quickly and efficiently. Courtyards, corridors, hallways, outdoor sporting venues, verandas -- they can all become profitable locations.

In terms of design, the Retail X-Tension will fit through any standard-sized doorway, and the extension counter slides out with ease to create an easy setup. As with any foodservice display, lighting is important, and the Retail X-Tension comes with LED overstructure lighting that helps illuminate your food and beverage items. An optional bracket will hold a digital menu monitor for an even more enhanced display.

Ready to speak with an expert about the Multiteria Retail X-Tension? Schedule a free assessment with one of our reps today, and discover all the final benefits to see if they're right for your service.

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The Challenge of Upgrading College and University Foodservice Counters

If you're like most colleges and universities, you've probably been around for a while.

And while this may do wonders for your reputation and your application numbers, it can be a bit of a challenge when it comes to upgrading your college and university foodservice counters.

When a campus foodservice program looks to upgrade or retrofit, the new equipment typically needs to be flexible in its design and have an aesthetic that fits with existing look and feel of the room, which is often complementary and attractive. After all, buying food from a service counter that looks someone's dorm room wouldn't be advised.

Let's take Cornell University, for example. When they decided to upgrade a service area, the needed counters that had a high-end appeal. Specifically, they wanted finished millwork while also providing the durability that comes with stainless steel. And like everyone, they were in a time crunch to meet construction schedules.

What was the easiest way to turn Café Jennie into a premium location for hot and cold beverages, as well as a limited menu of both hot and cold items? Let's take a look.

With serving solutions from Multiteria, a unique stainless steel shell coupled with an ability to provide a beautiful aesthetic using wood veneers and plastic laminates gave the staff at Cornell exactly what they were looking for -- an upgrade in service while maintaining a classic look.

Working with the university's design team and foodservice equipment contractor, a set of solutions were assembled to support all the potential menu items being considered. Blenders, soup warmers, a combi oven, an ice maker, coffee equipment, and much more -- were all assembled around the structure of Multeria's serving counter.

In addition, other portable countertops were included to provide additional functionality, including condiments, napkins, sugar packets, and more. Working with Cornell's desire to separate trash, the service area also included different receptacle areas for compost, paper, bottles, and cans.

Curious how custom design work can help your upgrades? Schedule some time with a college and university foodservice expert at Multitieria.