GC Thermal Solutions provide our customers with a turnkey Food To Go platform. We offer solutions for fully scalable and adaptable operations with modern, easy to use and innovative commercial catering equipment.
We work closely with market leaders to support you on your Food To Go journey providing consultation, sales and installation. We help our customers make informed decisions on the right equipment and set up for their menu supporting the transformation from convenience stores offering food, to food stores offering convenience.
Are you an independant convenience store retailer looking for a scalable Food To Go concept for your business?
Do you currently have a Food To Go platform and looking to upgrade or enhance it to maximise profitability?
Craig Glen, GC Thermal Solutions
Coming back into convenience retailing, I knew that Food to Go had to have a presence as there has been a shift from traditional retailing to food on the go over the past 2-3 years. Shopping around the 'usual' shop fitters, they didn't specialise in food operations and I knew if I was going to make a success of this, it couldn't be done half-heartedly, meaning the whole process, menu and most importantly equipment had to be correct. Food has to be quick and therefore, then someone recommended GC Thermal Solutions, they guided me through the process of what worked and what didn't in reality. GC Thermal Solutions made it easy for me to pick and choose what equipment I needed. They offered realistic prices and how to get your money back out of the equipment. Dealing with a company with genuine food experience and having a great range of products made everything easier and a simple decision to deal with Craig. The equipment is really easy to use and makes life a lot easier for everyone involved in the food operation within the business. One less worry to think about. The training was really professional and informative, presented well to the staff and built huge confidence.
GC Thermal Solutions from start to finish guided us through the process and explained in great detail anything that we were not sure of or if we wanted more information about a certain product. We were invited to visit Moffat factory in Bonnybridge where they make the equipment and we were able to see the product before purchase. We were also invited to a meeting at the Chris Hoy Stadium where Paul Burrows, Welbilt trained chef, showed us how to use the MerryChef and Convotherm Combi oven, another piece of equipment we were able to see before we purchased. Craigs previous knowledge of restaurant and supply chain operations was exactly what we were looking for. He understood what equipment we needed to work in a fast paced environment and helped us understand the process better. Since our refit, our food sales have doubled. A part of this is due to how much food we can cook and how quickly we can get the food to the customer. Our average spend on food has increased by £4 due to increased footfall, a bigger menu and being on Just Eat. If it was not for the equipment that GC Thermal provided we would have never been able to keep up with the demand as it has accelerated our cooking time and decreased out service time which allows us to serve more customers and quicker.
GC Thermal Solutions supplied us with a Convotherm Combi Oven and MerryChef E2 Oven at our New Company Owned Day Today Store in Armadale. From the very start of the installation process Craig Glen ensured that all the necessary equipment / installation was aligned and was instrumental in making this essential part of the project ‘drama free’. Craig was the point of contact from start to finish and his knowledge, professionalism and attention to detail was second to none. Being new to the 'Food To Go' Market, Craig’s guidance and market knowledge was invaluable on this first project and without this partnership Day Today Armadale would not be the success it is.The smooth transition and detailed training plans contributed to the confidence of the team operating within the Armadale Store and as a result the Food To Go Operation has gone from strength to strength. I look forward to working with Craig Glen on our future Company Owned Store Projects.