Kevin Eaton - Mar 1, 2021

How A Pick-Up Cabinet Can Benefit Florida Healthcare Facilities

Regardless of the items on your menu, offering takeout options is a must in the foodservice industry right now. Not only does it offer convenience, but it quickly meets customer demand while to-go options and takeout orders are surging across the board. This style of service has grown drastically in the last 12 months, sky-rocketing by 50% during the winter shopping season. Curbside pick-up, delivery, and to-go options aren't just growing in the foodservice industry, they're leading consumers into a full-fledged automated way of shopping.

As far as foodservice goes, offering a pick-up or to-go style method of ordering provides safety and ensures consumers are still able to get their favorite dishes. This is especially helpful in monitoring the safety of consumers and staff during current times and could be incredibly beneficial for healthcare facilities.


One solution to answer the ongoing growth of takeout and to-go options is utilizing the Carter-Hoffmann Pick-Up Cabinet (PUC). The PUC allows consumers to pick up their orders easily and hassle-free. This not only limits in-person contact and helps prevent the spread of bacteria and germs, but it offers a quick source of service to healthcare workers that don't have a ton of time to wait around on an order. It's also great for patients and family members who would like to pre-order a meal while limiting interaction and helping protect themselves from potential viruses during their stay.



Designed with the latest technology, the PUC provides touchscreen order fulfillment. Consumers can order their favorite meals directly from their phone or computer and receive an alert when it's ready for pick up. Secure cabinets are heated and cooled based on item selections, allowing meals to retain their quality until the customer comes to pick up their purchase. The cabinets can be opened with a pin or QR code, ensuring that only the customer can grab their order.

The PUC allows you to provide speedy pick up to consumers while streamlining no contact services. For busy healthcare kitchens, you can optimize service even more by connecting multiple cabinets for larger orders. Additionally, the PUC is a solution that combats the need for carry-out services while allowing you to reduce labor costs and maximize the profit of your kitchen.


The PUC solution is as simple as shop, click, order, pick up. That being said, the list of advantages that come with integrating the PUC into your healthcare facility is almost too long to list. A few of the benefits you can look forward to are as follows:

  • Speed up service time
  • Organically increase profits
  • Cater to consumer demand and everyone's safety
  • Retain the quality of food inside the PUC
  • Touchscreen compatibility makes serving easy for everyone

At the end of the day, you'll find that these warming stations are the perfect solution to help you service the ongoing growth of pick-up orders. You can worry less about staff being out sick with limited contact, prepare multiple orders to continuously serve, and easily clean each cabinet between uses. With the PUC you can focus on other variables in your foodservice operation and see the results pour in with your new addition to the kitchen.


Are you questioning if Carter-Hoffmann's Pick-Up Cabinet is right for your healthcare facility? Contact us today to receive more information on how this automated technology can help you keep up with the industry's to-go styled service trends. In addition to finding out more details on how the PUC could benefit your kitchen, get a free foodservice equipment assessment from our team of experts today.

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Written by Kevin Eaton

Kevin Eaton is the President of Eaton Marketing & Associates and a seasoned Manufacturer Rep in Florida.