El Rayo Tex Mex Restaurant

July 29, 2021

In a little café just the other side of the border, or at least, that is where one might go for a true Tex-Mex experience. Though as luck would have it, just thirty minutes outside of Thermo-Kool’s hometown, our state’s very own top chef, Robert St. John, opened a gateway straight across the border and onto a palate boardwalk through Texan and Mexican flavors.

“St. John spent a lot of time on research and design of El Rayo by traveling to Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Montana, and Wyoming on fact-finding and food-tasting missions. ‘We went to the source, and Texas is really where the heart of [Tex-Mex] is,’ St. John said.” (Source: https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com)

In the picture, assembled at Thermo-Kool’s factory, is an actual size 6' 2" x 8' 8" x 8' 6" high Thermo-Kool walk-in beer cooler, which was recently installed at El Rayo Tex Mex, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Thermo-Kool’s uncompromising commitment to the highest level of quality and excellent customer service makes a perfect fit for its famous owner. Thermo-Kool’s high-density DURATHANE panel perimeter allowed the Thermo-Kool walk-in to be preassembled prior to shipment for a thorough quality control inspection to avoid “hidden costs” at the time of installation. With Thermo-Kool’s ability to manufacture in 1” panel increments, the walk-in was manufactured in the exact size and configuration needed to maximize storage space capabilities with no “cutting and pasting” required in the field!

The interior ceiling finish is white stucco galvanized, which—along with the LED light fixtures—ensures maximum illumination is provided. The 34” x 76” entrance door is equipped with a thermostatically controlled door and frame heater, vapor proof light, 1/8” aluminum kickplates 36” high on the interior and exterior to protect the door against excessive abuse and traffic, and vinyl strip curtains.

Thermo-Kool Customer Account Representative, Erin Flynt, worked on the project with, Kevin Rigdon with Hotel & Restaurant Supply, Meridian, Mississippi, and Thermo-Kool Marketing Agent, Matt Henson with PMR, Inc., Madison, Mississippi.