It all started...AyrKing is a family-owned business established in 1972 by a mechanical engineer named Don King. No, not the boxing promoter, another Don King. Anyway, Don thought of a better restaurant hood concept using his patented grease filters. AyrKing hood systems proved effective and popular, and so Don’s business grew.
Over the years, Don kept thinking...well, like an engineer - methodical, logical, observant, etcetera. Thus, he designed equipment that accomplishes all type of foodservice tasks with simplicity, reliability, and durability.
Fast forwardToday, that engineering ethos still forms the backbone of AyrKing Corporation. In fact, all “salespeople” are really degreed engineers in disguise. Not just another “Me Too!” company, our unique products solve foodservice problems with distinction. Simple design, quality fabrication - all backed by high level customer support personnel…that’s the AyrKing way of doing business.
We know that our thousands of foodservice customers worldwide would agree….AyrKing does it right! Check out our products and contact us, see if we don’t deliver on that promise for you.
AyrKing Through the Years
1968Don King develops full line of range hoods, including water mist and wash features for high grease applications
1972AyrKing founded as a food service equipment manufacturer
1977AyrKing low profile hood with integral hot holding cabinet provides space saving, ops efficient design for national seafood QSR
1978Lockaire Drive Thru window introduced for air management control and customer service
1980Bullet protection added to Lockaire service window options
1990Breader/Blender/Sifter (BBS) designed to improve breading quality and reduce costs
1992ProBroil Catalyst perfected to meet the highest emission standards for chain char-broilers
1992AyrKing supplies all sifters for national QSR fried chicken program rollout
1993Compact non-motorized and motorized sifters introduced for lower volume applications
1995Passover style hood system introduced for efficient cook line design
2001AyrKing redefines sifter workstation layout flexibility with leg mounted BBS introduction
2004Latest sifter design, BBS-U-L3927, sets new standard for small footprint, high volume QSR locations
2006DrumRoll automatic breader developed for high volume, fresh breading restaurant production
2008Hero2Go spike toaster provides portable, unique, mess-free sandwich platform
2008Product line expands again to include both tumble and vacuum marinators
2009AyrKing Syrup Stirrer designed for in-house mixing of carbonated beverages
TodayAyrKing continues to thrive in the industry as a leader