General Mills Brings Hands-Free Bulk Cereal Dispensers to Campus Cafeterias
WHAT: General Mills Foodservice is helping college and university foodservice operations serve the cereal brands that students love most with a new hands-free bulk cereal dispenser. Available to customers serving General Mills bulk cereals,* the COVID-friendly option features a push lever than can be pressed with a cereal bowl to activate the motor and dispense cereal instead of students turning the knob.
Industry leader General Mills, offering the top four bulk cereal SKUs and 11 of the top 15 brands in college and university foodservice , brings this hands-free solution to market at a time when safety and sanitation is a top priority among operators and their patrons.
The hands-free bulk dispenser is the latest way that General Mills is working to help
foodservice operations serve patrons in the safest manner possible. General Mills has also partnered with Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and infection-prevention solutions, to provide guidance for foodservice operations as they navigate the ongoing pandemic, implement enhanced cleaning procedures, and increase communication about sanitation practices among staff and patrons.
Hands-free Bulk Cereal Dispensers
- Turnstyle functionality to provide more regulated flow, helping to limit mess and waste.
- Sleek design for advertising potential.
- Dishwasher safe parts and removable labels.
- Smaller depth to take up less counter space.
- Works with all types of sizes and bowls
WHERE: For more information on how to serve bulk items safely or the new hands-free cereal dispensers, foodservice directors can contact their General Mills Foodservice sales representative, call 1-800-243-5687 or visit www.generalmillscf.com/COVID.
About General Mills Convenience & Foodservice
The General Mills Convenience & Foodservice division serves the convenience, foodservice and bakery industries by providing quality products from time-trusted brands along with culinary, nutrition education and marketing resources to help operators succeed. Its distinguished brand portfolio includes Big G Cereals, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Gold Medal, Pillsbury, Chex Mix, Bugles, Gardetto’s and Annie’s. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, the division had fiscal 2019 net sales of $1.97 billion. For more information, please visit www.generalmillscf.com
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CONTACT: Sarah Peterson
General Mills Convenience & Foodservice
*General Mills cereal brands include: Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Total Raisin Bran, Chocolate Chex, Corn Chex, Rice Chex, Lucky Charms, Kix, Cocoa Puffs, Golden Grahams, Reese's Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Trix, Country Corn Flakes, Nature Valley Granolas, Cascadian Farm Oats & Honey Granola.