Frontline International’s patent pending Box System for Dispensing Standard Packaged Oil is the winner of a 2012 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Award from the National Restaurant Association (NRA). Awards will be presented at the 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show to be held May 5-8 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The KI Award winners represent the most groundbreaking equipment on the market and are judged on their ability to cut costs and improve productivity and food quality in restaurant operations.

Meeting or exceeding all of those criteria, Frontline’s Box System for Standard Packaged Oil is an automated, convenient, safer, and more cost-effective way to dispense fresh cooking oil for refilling fryers.

Users simply purchase their choice of fresh oil in boxes or jugs from any vendor. Boxes or jugs are placed upside-down in the Frontline rack system and connected to the Frontline fresh oil pump station. Several boxes can be connected to several fryers simultaneously. Fryers are filled either automatically or by using a convenient, no-mess dispensing wand. Upside-down storage dispenses every drop of oil, increasing yields by up to 10%. And because operators can continue to purchase their own oil while still automating the dispensing, there are no fees, no leases, and no contracts.

“We were very pleased to win the 2012 Kitchen Innovations Award,” says John Palazzo, president of Frontline International.

“We won this award by creating a system that could smartly manage one of the worst jobs in the kitchen, to ensure that customers save time and money while enhancing kitchen safety.”

All 2012 Kitchen Innovations Award winners will be featured in the Kitchen Innovations Pavilion at the show.

Frontline International, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes superior commercial foodservice equipment for the storage, handling, and disposal of cooking oil.