Many of us are changing the way we live our day-to-day lives due to COVID-19 guidelines. Quick service, drive thru, and carry out restaurants have become a go-to dining option as we venture into this “new-normal”. We might be enjoying the delicious, greasy goodness from a paper bag nowadays more than we used to; what was once a special treat has now become a weekly ritual.
With an increase in demand, many quick service restaurants have found the need to upgrade or add to their cooking equipment. McDonald’s, KFC, and Wendy’s commonly use two-sided clamshell type grills that are either gas, electric or dual fuel. Clamshell grills increase production with faster cooking times and improve food quality by cooking evenly with heat on both sides. These types of appliances typically require a combination gas control, like Maxitrol’s CV200, to regulate gas flow to the burner. The CV200 is a dual solenoid shut-off valve with an integrated pressure regulator and is used in direct spark or hot surface ignition applications.
A number of Burger Kings, Carl’s Jr., and Dairy Queens use high-capacity chain broilers with Maxitrol’s CV300 to regulate gas pressure. The CV300 is also a dual solenoid shut-off valve with a built-in pressure regulator, but an optional pressure regulated pilot gas outlet is available.
So, the next time you enjoy that low-contact food run, know that Maxitrol had a small part in speeding up your order. Maxitrol products can be found all over the world in the most unassuming places, even your favorite quick serve restaurant.