Coinadrink Limited the vending machine company offers the complete refreshment service for businesses that require a hassle-free on-site refreshment solution. Alongside hot and cold drinks, water, and snacks, we also provide a well-respected fresh food vending service. This takes care of all replenishment and maintenance in your machine and Micro Market, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
We thought British Sandwich Week was a good opportunity to share exactly what goes into this fresh food service, because it’s a lot more than what you probably think.
What is a fresh food vending machine service?
A fresh food vending machine service provides you with high quality vending equipment that can store a variety of food products, including in our Micro Markets’. These range from fresh sandwiches to microwave meals. As a vending machine supplier, we can deliver the service that keeps these products topped up, using real-time information fed back from your machine or market to keep track of stock levels.
What does this mean for our customers? You enjoy a premium fresh food vending machine experience that has everything you need when you want it.
What are the benefits of a fresh food vending machine service?
Your business and your team are busy. Vending has always been a convenient grab-and-go solution that saves time, though with modern day innovations you can now expect premium products that round off a premium experience.
This means that your team can enjoy a bite to eat in less than 30 seconds, so they don’t have to waste time heading off site to a sandwich shop or coffee shop. Today’s fresh food vending machines are extremely advanced, so you can bulk buy products and pay for them using a range of payment methods including card, mobile and even biometric. Micro Markets are further advanced still, representing a self-service convenience store for your workplace.
Both fresh food vending machines and the Micro Market are open and available 24/7, so staff can get what they want exactly when they want it. You just don’t get that level of flexibility from contract caterers. And whilst our services are great to get what you need and head back to your desk, they can also form part of a tailored breakout area to improve wellness at work.
With our fresh food vending machine service, we bring out the best of these benefits, with replenishment, maintenance and even service handled automatically. We can also take requests for any dietary or nutritional requirements.
How telemetry drives our fresh food vending machine service.
Telemetry is the process of recording and transmitting the readings of an instrument, in your case the readings from your fresh food vending machine. The data we collect is solely on the products and not the end user and just helps us to maximise your experience.
You hear so many horror stories about customers left disappointed at the sight of empty spirals and compartments in their vending machine, or shelves in their Micro Market. This isn’t the service you expect nor the service you will receive from Coinadrink. We know exactly what products are passing through your machine or market in real time, which means our operators know what needs re-stocking.
Not only does this mean your equipment is always stocked with your favourite selections, but it also helps our business to meet our sustainable goals. By only stocking the necessary products on our company vehicles, we are both improving fuel efficiency through carrying less weight and reducing the prospect of waste.
All of this happens without you knowing too much about it, which is the point. All you need to worry about is what food you’ll be enjoying come dinner time!
What about hygiene?
Our service is what we pride ourselves on here at Coinadrink, though hygiene carries no less importance. In fact, our priorities between the two run parallel. We leave nothing to chance with our fresh food products for your peace of mind.
Coinadrink follows the HACCP procedure with fresh food hygiene, which explains the process from when we take stock of the products to when they are placed in our customers fresh food vending machines or Micro Market’s. We also work with supplies that have HACCP procedures in place.
The procedure largely refers to the quality of life in storage. In addition to checking the expiry dates and obvious signs of health, we undertake a thorough temperature check upon receiving delivery to make sure the products have been kept in the appropriate conditions in transit. The products that don’t pass this check are either returned or discarded of.
Our vans used for our food service are regularly checked for cleanliness and cooled to a temperature ranging from one to four degrees Celsius. They should never exceed eight degrees Celsius. Our operators are required to carry out temperature monitoring every four hours and record the result. If the vans ever exceed eight degrees Celsius, our operators are required to notify us at the office.
All high-risk products are to be displayed for sale between one and four degrees Celsius and must be labelled in line with Food Safety Regulations. If the temperature in the fresh food vending machine or Micro Market ever exceeds eight degrees, the service will shut down for consumer safety. Should this happen for longer than four hours, all high-risk food will be classed as not being fit for human consumption. It will then be brought back to our office to be discarded of using the correct wastage procedures.
Following the HACCP procedure, suited to the way we work, helps us ensure our products are of maximum quality. We do of course hold a 5-star food hygiene rating, too.
Experience a tailored vending machine service today.
Coinadrink Limited deliver a high-quality fresh food vending machine and Micro Market service tailored to your own unique usage. Our equipment adopts the latest technologies to safely house a variety of products your team will love.
Why not use British Sandwich Week to spearhead a better on-site refreshment solution for your team? Contact us today!
10-11, Maple Leaf Industrial Estate, Bloxwich Ln, Walsall WS2 8TF