Patent Number: 8,816,223

Title: Fry station with integral portion weight sensing system and method

Abstract: A food portion preparation station has an integral portion weight sensing system configured for portion control. A fry ribbon with integral portion weight sensing includes a weight sensor and software to weigh individual orders of comestibles such as french fries in selected portion sizes and as the operator is adding comestibles to the container, an instant indication is provided on a display showing the operator that a full order or portion is delivered while avoiding unnecessary loss in excessive portions, thereby preserving the restaurant owner's profit margin. Comestibles are taken from a holding area and placed into a container having a selected portion size corresponding to an assigned weight. The fry ribbon structure incorporates the weight sensor and each weighed portion is moved laterally along the queue defined by ribbon area for retrieval and service to a customer.

Inventors: Taylor; R. Earl (Selbyville, DE), Bruce; William (Ocean View, DE)

Assignee: Restaurant Accuracy Systems, LLC

International Classification: A23L 1/00 (20060101); A47J 37/00 (20060101); A47J 37/12 (20060101); G01G 19/52 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018