Pouch cooling system speeds up production for Mexican food maker.

Pepe’s Inc. installed a Lyco Chill-Flow continuous pouch cooler system that cools 5-lb pouches to below 40

Pepe’s Inc. can prepare, cook, chill and freeze 3,000 to 4,000 lbs of Mexican food products every hour to keep up with its customers’ demands. With 60 full-service and quick-serve franchised Pepe’s Mexican Restaurants and national distributors supplying universities, hospitals, schools, corporate dining facilities and the United States military, as well as private label food manufacturing capabilities, Pepe’s needs the large capacity.

In its 65,000 sq.-ft. plant, Pepe’s cooks products in large 100- to 500-gallon stainless steel kettles at temperatures ranging from 190