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Serving Counters – Duke Provides Solutions

By Lee Davis, CFSP


Other than signage, your serving counter is your customers’ first point of contact with your operation. Whether in a school, healthcare facility, or take out venue, your serving counters are more than just a barrier between your kitchen and customer areas. They are the place where first impressions are made and where the foodservice sale takes place.


Duke Manufacturing knows that the functionality and appearance of your serving counter plays a huge role in the success or failure of your operation. Serving counters should:


  • Allow you to showcase and merchandise your food for better profitability
  • Adapt to changing menus and presentation styles
  • Increase efficiency and throughput to limit lines and serve more customers
  • Keep food safe


Duke offers three lines of modular serving counter solutions to meet your needs and budget.


The Duke AeroServ® line is designed for space efficiency and serving ease. With 24.5” wide stainless steel tops, its narrow body makes it easy to serve product over the foodshields, making it perfect for serving small children. With either modular or continuous counter options there is a choice of 12 powdercoat finishes with custom options available. It’s an affordable option where space is limited without compromising on durability or flexibility.


The Thurmaduke® line allows you to create your own concepts. It is Duke’s premium line of traditional modular serving systems with premium touches. Both functional and durable it is designed to help maximize efficiency, reduce labor, and increase productivity. It is a popular choice for schools. It features a 32” width and 36” height (custom heights available), with designer foodshields and a variety of laminate options.


Duke’s Expressions™ line offers all the distinctive design options of custom serving lines, with the added benefit of modular flexibility. Spec-built 18 gauge bodies feature enhanced fit and finish with ease of serving options. Designer food shields and unlimited signage and graphics options are available.


Duke has additional solutions for convenience stores and quick service restaurant counters as well. All of Duke’s modular serving counters are built to your specification with superior quality, flexible functionality, and a variety of interchangeable options. Learn more about them at