The Evo EVent was featured in the September 2018 edition of Foodservice Equipment Reports. The article, titled “Motor City's New Engine”, describes why the Evo EVent ventless griddle was selected for display cooking throughout Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
“We researched ventless cooking and came across a ventless teppanyaki-style electric griddle made by Evo,” says Marcin Zmiejko, Senior Associate FCSI, Project Manager for WC & Partners.
The griddles feature downdraft ventilation around the perimeter with a self-contained, self-scrubbing exhaust filtering system – so no hood needed overhead – plus a self-contained fire suppression system.
“The griddles look like a grill-topped table where the chef can cook facing guests. The units allowed us to design concessions outlets with the griddle at the front, and only the glass food shield between chefs and customers,” Zmiejko says.
The ventless griddles soon became anchor pieces for more than 80% of the concession outlets and most Club Level operations at Little Caesars Arena. As an added benefit, the display cooking, with its tempting aromas, would prove to be boosters for not only food items, but beverage sales as well.