Test Kitchen/Demonstration Site


Lloyd-Ewing, Lloyd & Company's commitment to technologically advanced equipment systems is evidenced by their investment in a fully operational prototype quick service carryout restaurant. The prototype is used as a test kitchen for custom blended seasonings as well as a live setting for taste testing and recipe development. One of the major benefits is the availability of the site for equipment systems demonstrations and training, as well as a proving ground for the development of operations and procedures manuals. The prototype operates under the trade name "Chick N' Friends", and is located in Columbia, Maryland. 

The keys to success for "Chick N' Friends" has been the ability to control both labor costs and food costs with the use of technology based equipment systems, as well as the consistent quality, taste, texture and flavor produced by the use of custom blended seasonings. The site is literally surrounded by major restaurant and quick service chains, all within a one-mile radius, with the likes of Chicken Out; Chick-Fil-A; Chilpotle's; Wendy's; Burger King; McDonalds; Baja Fresh; Macaroni Grill and a host of Delis and Chinese Restaurants. Given the competitive nature of this suburban community "Chick N' Friends" has received reviews from the Washington Post as a place to visit in Howard County Maryland and from the Baltimore Examiner as one of Howard County's health-conscious restaurants.





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