Lakeside’s Mobile Hand Washing Station
Falafel wagons, hotdog carts, taco trucks … I love street food. The most popular street foods are cheap, fast and filling, but they’ve got to be safe too. This being National Food Safety Month, we discussed the importance of hand washing in our blog article a week ago, but many food trucks, kiosks and remote servers find it challenging to comply with health code requirements when it comes to hand washing. For many of these mobile operators, installing a hand washing station isn’t necessarily simple, if it’s possible at all.
The extent of the problem is highlighted by a recent Boston Globe article about food truck health code violations (Kotz, Deborah. “Food truck popularity outrunning hygiene,” The Boston Globe – Metro, August 4, 2013, Digital). Six out of the first seven food trucks mentioned in this article were cited for failure to provide water for employees to wash their hands. Lakeside Foodservice has a solution for these remote servers. It’s a mobile Hand Washing Station that can be set up almost anywhere.
The Hand Washing Station features a durable stainless steel sink and locking cabinet on wheels. The cabinet holds either five or ten gallons of fresh water, depending on model, with a 7 or 14-gallon wastewater tank. It also holds a liquid soap container, a water pump and a heating unit for warm water. Cold-water-only or warm-water-only units are available.
The Station also features heavy-duty chrome plated brass faucets, paddle handles and a chrome plated soap dispenser mounted next to the sink. A bar for roll-type paper towels is mounted on the side, or you can order a folded paper towel dispenser. Five-inch non-skid casters with two locks make it easy to maneuver.
There are many outdoor and remote food service applications where the Lakeside Hand Washing Station will keep customers safe and satisfy the local health inspector. Both remote operator and street food connoisseur alike should applaud Lakeside for manufacturing products that keep us safe and keep our favorite dining traditions alive.