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Company History

QNC, Inc.(QNC) is a Dallas, Texas based company that manufactures and markets a line of innovative commercial cooking appliances called the Quik n’ Crispy Greaseless Fryer.

The Quik n’ Crispy is a patented compact, counter top “hot air” unit used for quickly reconstituting, by convection and radiant heat, frozen, fully cooked or oven ready “fried” type foods.

Products such as french fries, chicken nuggets and strips, fried chicken, egg rolls, battered vegetables and finger foods are prepared to the consistency of deep fat fried foods, without grease.

These menu items prepared in the Quik n’ Crispy have a fat reduction of 20% to 40% compared to similar products that are prepared in a deep fat fryer. In addition, the Quik n’ Crispy can also grill other frozen foods such as pre-cooked hamburgers, grilled chicken breast fillets and hot dogs. Also, it can bake pizzas, pretzels, hot sandwiches and other menu items to a high quality with a flaky and “freshly baked” finish.

Air FryersQNC was founded in May, 1990 by Paul Artt (pictured right), President of QNC, for the purpose of acquiring the Quik n’ Crispy product line from Tidel Systems, Inc. (“Tidel”) and to manufacture and aggressively market the Quik n’ Crispy product line. Mr. Artt was formerly the Vice President of Food Equipment at Tidel. He had exclusive management responsibility for the Quik n’ Crispy product line from its market introduction up until the time of its sale to QNC.

QNC has marketed the product line since 1990 and has sold over 10,000 units. During this time, a number of enhancements have been designed into the production of the standard sized Quik n’ Crispy (Model GF II – pictured left). Many of these changes were implemented as a result of feedback from chain accounts who have expressed an interest in the Quik n’ Crispy. These design changes resulted in the reduction of cooking times by up to 20% over previous models. The changes also improved the cooking consistency of the unit. In addition, to provide customers with a unit that is easier to clean, a removable front panel and splash guard were designed into the unit in August 2003.

In April 2003, QNC launched its newest model, the GF5 (pictured right). This unit has twice the cooking capacity of the Model GF II, cooks 10% to 15% faster, producing a crispier product, and it includes a built in air filtration system. Also, because the air flow in this model has been changed from that used in the GF II, raw dough products such as self-rising pizzas can now be prepared in a Quik n’ Crispy.

The GF5 has opened up several new markets to QNC including K-12 school nutrition programs, military bases, hospitals, chain restaurants, amusement parks, convention centers, sports stadiums and other higher volume accounts.