Frozen or fresh cut french fries?

Sammic French Fry System allows restaurant operators to serve tasty, healthy and popular fresh-cut fries in a consistent manner while dramatically cutting down food costs.

There are diferent system options; from compact systems for smaller restaurants to large industrial system for institutions or commissary kitchens.

Myth and facts about fresh french fries

MYTH

  • Fresh cut fries are more expensive and allow less consistency than frozen fries.

FACTS

  • Taste like real potatoes. Customers notice it.
  • Have no chemical additives.
  • Can be as consistent as frozen if folowing a specific system
  • Help operators save thousands of dollars a month, taking into consideration all variables including labor costs.
  • Allow more mark up.
  • Help set you apart from the competition.

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The process

Performed during off hours, only once a week, fresh cut fries will stay perfectly fresh for 8-9 days when peeled, cut, vacuum sealed and refrigarated in one process.

Frozen vs. Fresh Cut French Fries
Frozen SAMMIC FFS
Low Volume
SAMMIC FFS
Medium Volume
SAMMIC FFS
High Volume
Total cost (USD/lb of potatos) 1.74 0.82 0.79 0.80
Potato Cost (USD/lb)
Frying & Peeling shrinkage (USD/lb) 0.07 0.13 0.13 0.13
Processing cost (USD/lb) 0.00 0.07 0.05 0.06
Freezer/Refrigerator storage cost (USD/lb) 0.07 0.04 0.04 0.04
Fryer energy cost (USD/lb) 0.10 0.12 0.12 0.12
Oil cost (USD/lb) 0.85 0.11 0.11 0.11
Anual costs and savings
SAMMIC FFS
Low Volume
SAMMIC FFS
Medium Volume
SAMMIC FFS
High Volume
Sammic's System Payback (year) 0.26 0.22 0.27
Sammic's System Payback (months) 3 3 3
Anual cost fresh cut fries (Sammic system) $27,900 $43,327 $72,569
Anual cost frozen french fries $59,337 $94,564 $157,024
Anual savings $31,437 $51,237 $84,455
% savings 53% 54% 54%
SYSTEM COST
SAMMIC FFS
Low Volume
SAMMIC FFS
Medium Volume
SAMMIC FFS
High Volume
modelcost modelcost modelcost
Total investment (USD) $8,035 $11,197 $23,164
Amortization years
Anual amortización cost (USD) $1,607 $2,239 $4,633
Potato Peeler PI-10$3,422 PI-20$3,927 PI-30$6,292
Vegetable Preparation Machine CA-301$1,799 CA-401$2,780 CA-401$2,780
Vacuum Packing Machine SV-310T$4,232 SV-420T$6,466 SV-810T$18,180
Total $9,453 $13,173 $27,252
End user discount 15% 15% 15%
SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS
SAMMIC FFS
Low Volume
SAMMIC FFS
Medium Volume
SAMMIC FFS
High Volume
Processing Cost ($/lb) 0.07 0.05 0.06
Number of french fry portions/day
Net weight per portion (lbs)
Daily net production (lbs) 95.00 151.40 251.40
Working days per year
Net production (lbs/year) 34,200 54,504 90,504
Gross production (lbs/year) 45,486 72,490 120,370
Employee wage (USD/hour) $
Number of employees 1 1 2
Producción (lbs/hora) 165.00 265.00 440.00
Hours of production per year 275.67 273.55 273.57
Electricity cost (USD/hour) $
Vaccum bags cost $
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