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Greek kolgrillsbaren, Sweden

Yasou, Altro Whiterock!

Altro Whiterock™

Fast-growing franchise chain Greek kolgrillsbaren, Sweden’s Greek restaurant chain, opened its 24th restaurant in August 2016 in Rosersberg, near Arlanda, Sweden. The Greek grill bar’s concept is Mediterranean flavors and an open charcoal grill where guests can watch the chefs cooking.

The company started as a family restaurant, but since 2002, this franchise chain plans to grow by three to four new restaurants each year.

For the first time they chose Altro Whiterock for the walls in the kitchen and adjoining areas.

The Rosersberg restaurant operates 10 full-time employees to serve about 300 meals every day. The restaurant was the first to use Altro Whiterock hygienic wall panels in the kitchen and adjoining areas. Altro Whiterock is a high quality, food safe PVCu polymer that is impact resistant and grout-free.

Unlike tiled surfaces, Altro Whiterock is 100 percent waterproof and impervious. Because Altro Whiterock is grout-free, dirt and bacteria have nowhere to hide.

Architect Hakan Sjölund, Back Up Group, proposed the new solution. Franchise Officer Daoud Kass Yosef said: “It is a truly excellent solution in areas where hygiene and cleanability are important. It can be easily cleaned with a wet cloth and does not have any joints that become dirty over time, as is the case with, for example, tiled walls. We will continue to use Altro Whiterock in restaurants planned in Örebro and Östersund. There, we will also use Altro Stronghold 30™ to increase personnel safety and prevent slip and fall accidents which occur frequently with spills of grease, oils and flour on the floor.”

Hakan Sjölund said: “I was really impressed when I heard about Altro safety flooring for professional kitchens and Altro hygienic wall panels. There were two things that Altro Stronghold 30 could offer that I’ve been looking a long time for – that it is slip-resistant for the lifetime of the flooring and that it is waterproof. In other safety flooring the slip protection is often only on the surface, so when it wears down it does not provide slip-resistance. I will definitely use Altro safety flooring and Altro Whiterock in upcoming kitchen projects.”

One of the advantages of combining Altro safety flooring and Altro Whiterock hygienic walling is that it brings together a complete, impenetrable system. Because it protects against water ingress there is nowhere for dirt and germs to hide. The combination is a common choice in kitchens and catering areas. With Altro Stronghold 30 in professional kitchens the risk of slipping is as low as one in a million.