A true automatic canteen

Smart solutions for sites that are required to provide catering services 24/7 are now more appropriate than ever for workplaces looking for a flexible catering solution.

With the numbers down thanks for hybrid working, there are now fewer staffed catering options and the focus has switched to self-service – as evidenced by the proliferation of micro market installations.

EVOCA’s answer to this dilemma is Festival – a smart solution for sites that are required to provide catering services 24/7. EVOCA says it does much more than you’d expect of a vending machine; some have referred to it as ‘a true automatic canteen’.

The flexibility of configuration allows the user to choose among snacks, drinks, fresh dishes, fruit and yoghurt. The enhanced electronics of Festival offers an advanced machine and products management. The new-tech has an added bonus in that you can restrict certain selections to particular time slots. It’s a way to ensure that the nightshift have the same food and refreshment choices as their colleagues on days.

Operators can even lower the price of a specific product for a certain period of time, after which the price will go back to its original cost. Or, the machine can be set up to ensure that the products are sold according to their expiration date.

On top of this, Festival’s new R290 cooling unit and its enhanced energy saving mode means its performance, in terms of energy consumption, is right up there.