Good morning! Welcome to NRA 2014. My name is Jim McLellan with Schwank. Schwank is the world leader and innovator gas-fired, infrared heating. Outdoor heating has become very popular - originally from new smoking bylaws in the US, but overtime, people want to spend more time outdoors. And they want comfortable outdoor environments. These types of products are what started the industry and they were a very common,inexpensive way to heat the outdoors. With the invention of technologies like the Schwank heaters behind me, the industry has really taken off and created a complete outdoor environment. Permanent mount solutions like this are a lot safer. Restauranters can now extend their patio season. This is very important, because that means more revenue. The longer that chair is filled in season and on the shoulder months brings new revenue to that restauranter. Schwank's newest gas unit is our new Bistro Series heaters. These heaters are available in different sizes for different comforts for different clients. Our newest product is this great stainless steel unit that's great for coastal reasons where we have corrosive salt air, and it's a two-stage unit, so we can turn up the heat when we need more heat or turn down the heat when we need less heat. At the flip of a switch. Another solution is electric, infrared heating, including nesters. In this case, we can both heat the patio when it cools off, and during the hot daytime temperatures we can cool the patio. A lot of restaurants need cool as well as a heated environment. Areas like Arizona, Nevada, the southern and western US, require both types of comfort. One of the things a restauranter wants to know is what he's going to get out of an investment for comfort for his outdoor patio. Schwank has created a simple design tool that will assist them by putting in some simple metrics like the square footage of their patio, but here's a quick example to show you the kind of return on investment and how quickly a patio can pay for itself by investing in outdoor patio heaters. As we move down to the bottom in this particular example, you can see that we have potentially created an additional $56,000 of net revenue. He has an estimated install cost of $30,000 and in 33.75 days he's paid for that heating system that he gets to use year after year after year after year. Schwank provides solutions for some of the largest franchises in the United States. People like Hooters, Buffalo Wild Wings, Twin Peaks keep the patios full - keep the revenue streams going.
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Keep your patio comfortable longer with the quality solutions from Schwank! Featuring gas and electric, infrared heating units, Schwank can help boost the overall revenue of your operation by creating an outdoor environment that's comfortable for customer use well past your usual patio season. To find out more, check out this quick overview of what Schwank can offer you!
If you're still using stand-up mushroom heaters on your patio, then Eric Hammersand from Dry Dock Waterfront Grill on Longboat Key, Florida can understand the inefficient heating you and your customers are experiencing. In this video, you can hear him explain why switching to ceiling-mounted heaters from Schwank improved his popular patio location after he struggled with mushroom heaters for years.
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