Data released in the recent 2009 Technomic Future of Fried Foods study has estimated that approximately seventy-five percent of leading chain operators have switched or are in the process of switching to trans fat-free cooking oils.
Armed with this compelling data, Bunge, manufacturer of zero-gram trans fat oils such as soybean or canola, decided to take its message on the road, “…baked and fried foods in healthier cooking oils can still taste great.” With a refurbished 18-foot delivery truck utilizing used cooking oil to partially fuel the engine, Bunge is rolling across the U.S. to convert the skeptics.
The mobile kitchen, able to feed up to 1,200 people, is outfitted with Manitowoc Foodservice equipment featuring a custom, oil-conserving, Frymaster® Protector® fryer. “MOE” (Mobile Oil Expert) as the truck is referred to, is traveling to major food shows and restaurant chain franchisee meetings, demonstrating that healthy frying doesn’t sacrifice taste.
“We are thrilled to have our oil-conserving Protector fryers on board the Bunge mobile kitchen. This is a very convincing way to prove that with the right equipment and the right oils, operators can offer their customers delicious, healthier fried foods while saving money on their oil costs,” says Kathy Veder, vice president of marketing for Frymaster.
To help support the “FitFrying” food offerings, additional Manitowoc Foodservice equipment is on board including Garland/US Range griddles, a Delfield cooler and freezer, a Merco/Savory French Fry Warmer, and Varimixer’s Teddy Mixer.