Antunes Flatbread Toaster Receives 2018 Kitchen Innovations Award

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Manufacturer’s equipment evenly heats tortillas, pitas and flatbread products from both sides in only seconds

The GST-1H Flatbread Toaster from Antunes recently received a 2018 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Award from the National Restaurant Association. The awards honor forward-thinking equipment and technologies that increase efficiencies and productivity for back-of-the-house operations and benefit restaurant operators.

Featuring a compact, energy-efficient design, easy-access wide mouth opening, constantly moving belts and an integrated heated landing zone, the GST-1H Flatbread Toaster solves consistency and speed issues in the kitchen with superior quality and convenience for operators.

Rapid, even heating

Unlike many toasting platforms, the GST-1H heats tortilla and flatbread products from both sides and is able to reach higher temperature levels than other units on the market — ensuring a rapid, evenly heated result.

In addition to its numerous operational benefits, the GST-1H provides efficiencies for foodservice operators seeking to lower energy usage and costs while maintaining a high capacity for heating tortillas and flatbreads of all sizes.  In fact, the GST-1H’s energy efficiency surpasses that of an equivalently rated flat top griddle used to prepare tortillas in a leading national QSR chain.

“Whether for American fare or global cuisines, our Flatbread Toaster delivers a consistent quality product — giving operators the quick and efficient solution they need to better serve their customers,” said Daniel Schmidt, director of strategic operations for Antunes. “Our Egg Station received a KI Award in 2017, and to be honored with this prestigious award in back-to-back years is an extraordinary accomplishment for our team that emphasizes our commitment to creating innovative equipment solutions to drive success for our customers.”

Further details:

The KI Award will be presented at the 2018 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago, held May 19-22. The GST-1H will be featured in both the Kitchen Innovations Pavilion and in the Antunes booth #4860.

For more information about the Antunes Flatbread Toaster, visit this product page.

Antunes is a leading custom foodservice equipment manufacturer, specializing in countertop cooking and water filtration solutions for global operations. Headquartered in Carol Stream, Illinois, Antunes is driven by a commitment to provide reliable performance, customer-focused service and premium quality. For more information, visit