a Good Investment for
Lund Food Holdings
Food theatre is a key component at Lunds & Byerlys Kitchen. One area where it’s on full display is through a chef-driven dining experience led by executive chef Gabe Stockinger. Menu offerings include burgers, stone-oven pizzas, seasonal entrées and weekly meat and seafood lights. $ere are also many kid-friendly meals available. A wine and beer bar features an impressive selection of hyper-local cra” beers on tap and wines from around the world.
Customers can browse the menu, place their order and pay for it all with the tap of a button via iPads located at each table. Lunds & Byerlys Kitchen is a %rst-of-its kind food destination in the Twin Cities featuring prepared food o!erings and a tailored selection of groceries, and more – all in one space!
Sr. Manager, Facility Maintenance
Byerly’s Creations, Wayzata, MN
Gas Kitchen Equipment Line Up:
• 1 – 36″ charbroiler
• 4 – 50# fryers
• 2 – 36″ flat top griddles
• 1 – 6 burner range/oven
• 3 – combi ovens
• 1 – steamer
• 2 – rotisserie ovens
• 1 – Woodstone Oven
• 1– natural gas fireplace
Using Natural Gas Makes Good Sense
In a business where every penny counts, incorporating natural gas where it makes the most sense is a philosophy that Wally Lindeman, Sr. Manager of Facility Maintenance, embraces. Falling natural gas prices continue to play a signifcant role in reducing a store’s overall energy budget. Even better investment results are realized when you factor in CenterPoint Energy rebates which help reduce the installed cost of natural gas equipment. Lund Food Holdings works closely with CenterPoint’s Key Accounts Manager Jennifer Stokes and Foodservice Energy Effciency Consultant Ann Lovcik in monitoring available gas equipment incentives, which can be signifcant.
For 2014 this amounted to savings of over $32,000. Many gas utilities o!er similar programs which can signifcantly reduce the cost of installed natural gas equipment.
Growing the Brands
Operating under multiple brands has enabled the parent, Lund Food Holdings, to continue their expansion plans. With 27 greater Twin Cities locations featuring 6 branded foodservice outlets, the company is positioned to continue opening new locations in the coming years. And natural gas will be there to help fuel their energy needs wherever possible. And those rebates are like “icing on the cake”.
From a professional culinary standpoint there is nothing better than cooking with natural gas.