Restaurant Development & Design

March-April 2017

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8 2 • r e s t a u r a n t d e v e l o p m e n t + d e s i g n • M A R C H / A P R I L 2 0 1 7 Solutions Center 1. 3M's Drive-Thru Basestation G5 With a smaller footprint than previous versions and dual-lane capability, the new G5 basesta- tion drive-thru system offers noise reduction at the menu post and acoustic echo cancellation. The unit features a built-in greeter and improved sound quality and is compatible with both the XT-1 and G5 drive-thru headset systems. Other options with the G5 line include a headset pack- age, a headset charging station and batteries. 2. Advance Tabco's Heavy-Duty Slotted Cook Line Wall Shelf The DT21 series Heavy-Duty Slotted Cook Line 21-inch-wide wall shelves feature 18-gauge 304 stainless steel 1½-inch square tubing. The 1¼- inch spacing between tubes allows heat/steam to rise through the shelf when mounted over cooking areas. Shelves mount securely to the wall with stainless steel plate brackets, which ship loose to match wall stud location. Operators can specify factory-welded shelf brackets but those will require prints. 3. Architectural Systems Inc.'s Reclaimed Barn Wood The updated line of Reclaimed Barn Wood features a blend of mixed species with Americana color stains. The panels range in length from 4 to 12 feet and measure 4½ to 10½ inches in width. They come unfinished, prefinished or unfinished with a color wash and can contribute to LEED certification. 4. Armstrong Flooring's Luxury Vinyl Tile Armstrong Flooring updated its Parallel 20 and Parallel 12 lines of luxury vinyl tile. Parallel 20 has a 20-mil wear layer, and Parallel 12 has a 12-mil wear layer. Featuring a variety of neutral colors with the appearance of real wood, stone and other contemporary visuals, Parallel 20 is suitable for areas with high foot traffic, while Parallel 12 is meant for light commercial perfor- mance. Both feature high-performance coating that resists scratches and stains and are low VOC. A commercial UV-cured urethane finish elimi- nates the need for polishing and spray buffing in some applications. 5. Axo Light's Urban LEDs Urban is a geometric light collection of dimmable LEDs designed by Dima Loginoff for Axo Light. It comes in three colors — white, bronze and matte nickel — and in ceiling lamp and suspension styles. The ceiling lamp comes in three heights: 8.3 centimeters, 13.8 centimeters and 23.8 centimeters. The suspension version, which is available in a variety of heights, comes with a canopy. 1 3 2 5 4

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