NRA Show 2010: 5 hot new products on display

May 6, 2010 | by Valerie Killifer
This year's National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, will offer attendees the chance to research and review some of latest industry trends and equipment.
Here are five products that will debut on this year's show floor that we think you won't want to miss.

1. Wireless Ronin will be showcasing its RoninCast menu boards for menu labeling in NRA Show booth No. 7404. The menu boards are designed to help restaurant operators stay in compliance with the new menu labeling legislation passed earlier this year. The menu boards enable full database integration, day-part scheduling, and menu space management tools. Operators also will have the ability to:

  • Automatically update calorie, serving size and other information
  • Segment and zone menu item transitions and rotations to help communication more information
  • Schedule menus to automatically change between breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Centralized network management to keep nutritional information accurate in all locations
  • Maintain corporate oversight while providing local store level control

2. Vegawatt will debut its Cogeneration System in booth No. 1762 The Vegawatt is an automated energy cogeneration system that generates on-site electricity and hot water for foodservice operations through the use of vegetable oil waste generated from fryers as a fuel source.

The system is designed to save operators between $7,000-$10,000 per year in energy costs in addition to help with the reduction of a restaurant's carbon footprint and waste oil hauling costs.

3. Cooper Tea Company will unveil its B.W. Cooper's Unsweetened Blackberry Tea during this year's show in booth No. 1644. Specialty iced tea is the No. 1 nonalcoholic beverage trend, according to the National Restaurant Association's 2010 Restaurant Industry Forecast.

The zero-calorie tea will join Cooper's full lineup of B.W. Cooper's Iced Brew Teas. Other new new flavors include Organic Unsweetened Tea, Pomegranate Tea, Blueberry White Tea, Tropical Green Tea, and Honey & Ginseng Green Tea.    4. Greek Island Spice is responding to restaurant initiatives to reduce sodium levels. The company is showcasing the reformulations of its entire line of artisan condiments in reduced and low sodium versions.
Each product in the line may be prepared to target reduced sodium goals in menu and new product development. The reduced and low sodium modified products also may incorporate all-natural sea salt, a more healthful alternative to traditional salt.
The company is exhibiting in booth No. 7227.
5. Red Book Solutions has partnered with National Restaurant Association to create top performer tools with critical ServSafe Food Safety and ServSafe Alcohol information and content.
Red Book Solutions will unveil its line of NRA editions of The Manager's Red Book, The Heart of the House Yellow Book, and The Bar Green Book. The Heart of the House Yellow Book is designed with ServeSafe critical processes to help operators develop top performers within their kitchen. The book outlines ways operators can evaluate performance through the summarizations of costing data, management of daily goals, recording of financial information and upcoming event preparation.
Red Book will be showcasing its solutions in booth No. 5518.

Topics: Equipment & Supplies , Food & Beverage , National Restaurant Association

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