Full-service display cases can only be accessed from the back, where clerks stock the cases and serve customers. These are the kind you'll find at deli counters and restaurants that want to put their desserts on display.
Self-service bakery cases are accessible from both the front and the back. This design allows customers to serve themselves while staff can replenish inventory from the back, making them ideal for supermarkets and convenience stores. Many self-service cases include bag holders and tissue dispensers, so they can be used to merchandise unpackaged products that customers can select and bag or box themselves.
These units have large glass windows to make an attractive display of your bakery items. Depending on your style and budget, you may prefer one type of glass to another.
Generally the most affordable, straight glass merchandisers are made with flat panels of glass that provide a more traditional styling. Their simple construction means they're often available at a lower price, but the glass requires structural supports than can interfere with the visibility of your products.
Curved glass bakery display cases may cost a little more up front, but their sleeker styling and the clear view they provide makes them the most popular type of case on the market. Curved glass panels are often hinged so they can be tilted forward for easy cleaning.
Not all cases include glass sides. Many are built with enclosed sides, making them a sensible and affordable choice for placement in line with other equipment.
A dry, non-refrigerated bakery case makes an ideal merchandiser for non-perishable baked goods like cookies, muffins, bagels, and doughnuts.
Refrigerated cases are made for merchandising items that must be kept chilled, like cakes, pies, and puddings
Dual zone merchandisers let you display both types of treats, with one refrigerated section and one dry section. This design is a great solution for operations that don't have the room or the volume for one of each type.
- The majority of bakery display cases are sold with a black or white finish, but a number of other colors are available. Different manufacturers offer different options, but beige, stainless, walnut, teak, and oak are among the available options.
- Casters are an option that facilitate cleaning underneath the bakery display case, and rearranging your space when necessary.
- Lighted shelving, as an alternative to standard interior lighting, can create a stunning bakery display.
- Cases with mirrored interiors can make the cabinet seem more spacious, and may be a good match for your establishment's style.