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Oct 05, 2012 , Press Release

TurboChef Encore Rapid-cook Oven Voted Winner in the CSP Retailer Contest

Carrollton, TX (October 2, 2012) – TurboChef, a division of The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD), announced that the Encore rapid-cook oven has been voted winner of the 2012 CSP Retailer Choice Best New Product Contest in the Foodservice category. This award is sponsored by Convenience Store Petroleum (CSP) Magazine, the industry’s leading publication for convenience retailing and foodservice, and contest winners are selected by convenience store owners and operators.

“It is an honor to receive this award from CSP and the retailer community. The Encore oven is TurboChef’s latest example of our continued efforts to engineer and deliver the world’s fastest and most energy efficient ovens to the commercial foodservice industry,” said James Pool, President of TurboChef. “As the world leader in Rapid Cook, we will continue to innovate new products that make our customers more competitive while bringing greater efficiencies to their  operations, and ultimately delivering more to their bottom line.”

TurboChef is featuring its newest technology, including the Encore, at its TurboChef Live tour. For more information, visit www.turbochef.com/tclive

About TurboChef Technologies

TurboChef Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of equipment, technology, and services focused on the high-speed preparation of food products for the worldwide commercial primary-cooking equipment market. TurboChef also offers equipment for residential markets through the application of its high-speed cooking technologies. TurboChef's user-friendly speed cook ovens employ proprietary combinations of heating technologies to cook a variety of food products at speeds faster than that of conventional heating methods, and to quality standards that are comparable or superior. The address of TurboChef's principal executive office is 4240 International Parkway, Suite 105, Carrollton, TX 75007.

For more information about TurboChef, visit www.turbochef.com/commercial.

Contact: Camille Burgoyne (214) 379-6018